It is no surprise that Oscar’s love for all art and beauty are an integral part of his life. Oscar’s passion and love of art and design comes from being the fourth generation of a family involved in art. From a young age Oscar knew that art was to play an important role in his life. He grew up in a household surrounded by countless art on walls and a pre-hispanic artifact collection unlike any other. Growing up, many times, the gifts received from his parents were these amazing art pieces that he stored in a closet dreaming that one day he would have his own walls to fill.
In 1988, an enterprising young architect and designer, Oscar Carmona, launches with great excitement a wood and metal furniture and accessories factory based in Mexico. His company focuses on the needs of hospitality design, working on projects throughout the Mexican Riviera and important cities in Mexico and the Caribbean.
In 1989, Oscar starts to export to the US to the point where his factory becomes one of the most important of it’s kind in Mexico.
Oscar decides to open USA headquarters in 1996, in was once the small city of Austin Texas. Inspired by his surroundings, the company is named Atmosphere.
Once again, in 1999, Oscar Carmona makes a concept into reality. He designs and oversees production of a deep hand carved solid wood collection of furniture and accessories. This project, known as “Four Generations” is the beginning an addition to the Atmosphere.
With the growth of technology, and in his search for new design opportunities, his first experience of an e-commerce company is born in 2005. “Mia Casa Bella” brings the e-commerce clientele the opportunity to buy furniture, accents for decoration to the comfort of your home. This strategic move gives the group of companies a new vision for the new generation in a new type of business.
In 2014, with lots of travel and creativity to back him up, Oscar decides to go forward to start working with a project that has been many years in the making in his mind and his evolution in the design world continues.
During Oscar’s life in the furniture and accents world, companies such as Arhaus, Crate & Barrel, Front Gate, Levenger and Pottery Barn have carried his designs.
It all started with his Great Uncle Jorge Enciso Alatorre. Jorge Enciso Alatorre was immersed in the field of Mexican art since the beginning of the 1900’s.
He was close friends and collaborator with painters such as Alfredo Ramos Martínez (precursor of the schools “al Aire Libre”), Francisco Goitia, José Clemente Orozco, Francisco Romano Guillemín, Ángel Zárraga, Roberto Montenegro, Gerardo Murillo (Doctor Atl), Saturnino Herrán, Ernesto García Cabral, Diego Rivera and Frida Calo. He also collaborated with the architects Manuel Ituarte, Federico Mariscal (in charge of the conclusion of the construction of “Palacio de Bellas Artes”), Jesús T. Acevedo, Manuel Amábilis e Ignacio Marquina. The writers Julio Torri and Javier Icaza, Mariano Silva y Aceves and the diplomats and autors Genaro Estrada and Francisco A. de Icaza, are also to be included in this long list of talent.
As the “Sub-Director General” of the Anthropology and History National Institute, he was responsible for the development of the Mexican museum network. He initiated the network of Art Monument inspection and conservation in Mexico.
Consuelo Rodriguez Enciso, Oscar’s Grand-Mother was an art philanthropist, who devoted the last years of her life to the legacy that her uncle Jorge Enciso Alatorre had started.
Javier Oscar Carmona Rodriguez, Oscar’s father dedicated his life to work for the Mexican “Santa Mitra”, restoring churches, altars and Santos from the Mexican pre-colonial period.
His passion for hand carved wood lead him to build a school of carvers dedicated to restore and reproduce ecclesiastical figures using the carving technique following the “Spanish Real Academy School”.
That brings us back to Oscar Carmona, the fourth generation in this passionate family of art. He is an Architect, dedicated to the furniture and accent world since 1988.
His passion for creation has lead him to work in the complete spectrum of this industry, starting from the element of concept, followed by the design, selection of raw materials, development of finishes, production of prototype, selection of manufacturer and finally production of product.
Oscar now resides in Austin Texas and has two daughters who also share his passion for art and life.
We hope you enjoy this next step in his journey.