Bi: Zapotec for air, wind, breath. Yuu: s 1. Chatino for earth.
In 2012, Studio Marisol Centeno founded Bi Yuu, with the vision that the work would be conceived via collaborative processes with specific artisan communities by encouraging coexistence, diversity, and dialogue.
Bi Yuu specializes in designing and producing rugs and textiles and is driven by the values of innovation, quality, and social change
The rugs tell stories that are in dialogue with tradition, expressing inspiration and emotion through careful combinations of color, texture and form.
After nearly ten years, Bi Yuu evolved into an interdisciplinary, multicultural team that works horizontally, in a constant dialogue between designers, production managers, artisans, and consultants.
Through its long-term relationships with the communities of Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico and Badohi, India, Bi Yuu has created an environment that celebrates exchanging ideas and expertise.
In 2012, encouraged by the question of the role of design in contemporary Mexican culture, I asked myself how I could use design as a tool for social impact. For me, it was clear that textiles would be the medium I would use to produce expressive and meaningful objects. From that moment, I felt the need to implement responsible creative and production processes for the types of textiles I wanted to bring to life
At Bi Yuu we are interested in joining ties with agents of social change to improve the living conditions of those who are part of the environment of the creation of our rugs.
We participate in the strengthening of education and the right to childhood against child labor trafficking, through the manufacture and purchase of our textiles, and in the improvement of the working conditions of adult artisans, promoting positive changes in the communities .
Weave: 70% Lincoln Wool 30% merino | WoolWarp: 100% cotton | Handmade Natural dye: certificate colorant | Flat weave
Weave: 70% Lincoln Wool 30% merino | WoolWarp: 100% cotton | Handmade Natural dye: cochinea | Flat weave
170 x 240 cm