Pragmatic, humorous and poetic, are words that best describe Joel’s work. He believes in ideas that engage meaningfully, that push the limits of contemporary design, that have the ability of pulling people into the stories they shelter.
From everyday affordable products like faucets and pans, to extravagant furniture pieces and jewelry collections, every project represents well-informed creativity as well as products that sell.
"The desire for a better world through mass production and the desire for a world of diversity through artisan culture."
Working with clients in Mexico, USA, Italy, France and Denmark have led him to aim for a multidisciplinary agency able to provide tangible value to each project, while enjoying a full schematic view of the creative process in many levels and different contexts, enriching his studio's values.
His work has been exhibited in the mayor design capitals of the world, such as New York, Paris, Milan, and Mexico City. He was also selected to take part in the ICFF Studio exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York and was invited to represent South America Young Design at the Maison & Objet’s special exhibition Talents À La Carte in Paris, also featured in the Salone Internazionale del Mobile Di Milano, Mexico Design Week and the Beijing Design Fair, among several contemporary design exhibitions.
Escalona’s work has appeared in the most prestigious design publications and books worldwide, generating significant editorial value for his clients, projects and collaborators. Introduced as one of“the new wave of young designers to watch for in the world” by Wallpaper* magazine. Selected as one of the "50 Emergent Talents of the Americas" by Arquine magazine and published in GQ’s extraordinary young people feature.