In the Studio With Julian Mayor

See how artist Julian Mayor designed a bar in collaboration with Artnet and Maestro Dobel Tequila.

In Miami this December, UK-born artist Julian Mayor debuted the results of a yearlong artistic collaboration with Artnet and Maestro Dobel Tequila: a nearly eight-foot-long freestanding bar and editions of 70 steel cocktail vessels and hand-blown tequila-tasting glasses.

The works, which straddle the space between art and design, were presented at the famous Herzog & de Mueron-designed building at 1111 Lincoln Road on South Beach in Miami during an intimate dinner hosted by Artnet and Maestro Dobel Tequila on the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach.

The pieces were inspired by the geometry of the agave plant, from which tequila is sourced—a symbolic nod to Maestro Dobel, whose signature blend is distilled from 100-percent blue agave, harvested on an estate in Jalisco, Mexico.

While Mayor’s original vision for the project centered primarily on the creation of the bar, a recent trip to Mexico City inspired the subsequent production of the steel vessels, which are available for purchase individually and exclusively through Artnet.

Explore the 360-degree video above to see how Mayor designed the steel cocktail vessels at his South Yorkshire studio.


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