Polanco is the place to be for great interior design and furniture items, and that is only corroborated by the sprawling penthouse office of Rodrigo Rivero Lake (whose pieces are principally stored in a Naucalpan warehouse). A lifelong fan of flea markets and antique fairs, both in Mexico and beyond, Lake has cultivated an impressive collection of antiques and artworks. However, keep in mind that a visit to his showroom is by appointment only.
Rodrigo Rivero Lake, Campos Elíseos 199, Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5281 5742
Founded in 1999, Trouvé is still going strong to this day and continues to be one of the best places in the Mexican capital to browse mid-century treasures, whether design, furniture or art. Vintage is the real focus here, as you can imagine, so if you want a refurbished piece of 60s homeware, for example, there’s really no better place to start your search. Trouvé has recently expanded their product range, though, and now offers unique designs inspired by the modernist vibe of the 50s, 60s and 70s from names such as Clara Porset and Cisco Jiménez.
Trouvé, Av. Álvaro Obregón 186, Bis B, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 55 5264 5065
Vintage design gets a modern twist at ADN Galería, which stocks everything from Spratling silver to colourful, fresh pieces by local Mexican designers, including the incomparable Luis Barragán. Pick up some spiky ceramics by Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua or go for some highly polished furniture, complete with pebble detailing. Even if you only go to browse the gallery rather than make a purchase at one of their auctions, you won’t regret stopping by.
Our final selection of home and interior design stores in Mexico City is the impressive Chic by Accident, run by the same Frenchman as the fantastic La Valise hotel, Emmanuel Picault. Opened just a year after Picault obtained his Mexican national status, in 2001, Chic by Accident is primarily all about 20th-century antiques, but the owner’s love of Mexico shines through in many of the weird and wonderful local finds you can pick up there too.