In 1995 Cristina Pineda founded with Ricardo Covalín a company unique in its kind: Pineda Covalín. Since then, the company has focused on promoting Mexico’s culture through the production and distribution of design pieces inspired in pre-Columbian art and in the creations of different contemporary artists. Through this concept the company builds ties between the works of several Mexican designers, important institutions such as the National Institute of Anthropology and History, National Fund for Craftworks, Mexico Tourism Board, and corporations such as José Cuervo, Corona, Sanborn’s, Devlyn and Swarovsky, among others, thus contributing to promote Mexico’s cultural patrimony.
Pineda Covalín has created an exclusive collection for Sanborn’s, a traditional retail and restaurant chain that has for over a century remained linked to the traditions, legends and anecdotes that give shape to Mexico’s popular history. These new designs combine the flavor and memories of an age with the development of design concepts for all product lines that Sanborn’s offers in its shops.
Among the main achievements of the company are the art-inspired accessories collection; its presence in national and international exhibitions; the Contemporary Painters collection; exporting its products to the North American, European and Latin American markets through important museums such as the Chicago Museum, Harvard Museum of Boston, Natural History Museum of New York, Musée d’Orsay, Musée du Louvre, and the musée du quai Branly.