MAIN OFFICE is an architectural practice based in Mexico and in Sweden, working within the fields of interior design, architecture and urban planning. Founded in 2014 by architects Dante Borgo and Isabella Eriksson, MAIN OFFICE rejects any precipitation on the architectural form. MAIN OFFICE is convinced that taking the time to involve the client in the design process fosters better architectural quality.
“Each project is special and a challenge; therefore we like to go beyond standard solutions in order to re-define new typologies.” says founders Dante Borgo and Isabella Eriksson.
MAIN OFFICE strongly believes in design as a process and that analysing each parameter of the project is an opportunity rather than a limitation. Whenever there is a strategic approach to the project, restrictions turn into key elements to develop innovative projects that suit all kinds of budgets, locations, and rigorous design and construction agendas. MAIN OFFICE’s portfolio includes several residential, hospitality and retail projects in Mexico and in Sweden.
Dante Borgo holds a Master’s in Architecture and Urbanism from the TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) in the Netherlands. In 2012, Dante worked for the Rotterdam office of KAAN Architecten. As project leader, he led some of the company’s international projects in countries such as China, Belgium and Spain. In 2014, together with Swedish architect Isabella Eriksson, he founded MAIN OFFICE, a multidisciplinary practice focusing on architecture, urbanism and interior design. Dante leads the Mexican outpost along with Sima Agisheva. In parallel, he’s a professor and lecturer at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) campus in Guadalajara (Mexico), where he teaches architectural design and theory.
Isabella Eriksson holds a Master’s in Architecture and Urbanism from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and the TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) in the Netherlands. In 2012, Isabella joined BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to work on several projects within the urban and architectonic scale. In 2014, , together with the Mexican architect Dante Borgo, she founded MAIN OFFICE, a multidisciplinary practice with offices in Mexico and Sweden. Isabella leads the Swedish office while simultaneously teaching at the Architecture Department of the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.