George Samuelson (1957-2017) was born in Mexico from Swedish-Colombian parents.
He founded TAKTO® together with Visual Artist Katrin Schikora in 2008.
George received his education in Biology at the UNAM (National University of Mexico) and in Industrial Design in Ciudadela, INBA, Mexico City.
Artist, furniture designer, architect, inventor.... George´s creative interest did not know any limits. After having worked with several of the most prestigious architects of Mexico and and managing three carpentry businesses producing his designer furniture, George started building his own dream houses in the 1990ies in Valle de Bravo, Edo. de México and San Miguel Allende. He built seven of them in total. After finishing one house, George would sell his dream to someone else, already being busy dreaming his next one….
The last dream George accomplished was the construction of TAKTO´s carpentry and forge workshop in Mérida, Yucatán, where he had been living since 2005. Besides creating unique furniture, metal structures and sculpture, George found time to build fresh and salt water aquariums and to breed Koi carps. - And he loved visiting scrapyards!
George´s creative spirit keeps permeating all areas of TAKTO®. The professional team of designers and workers he trained for many years keep producing collections based on his pieces, keeping alive and transcending his love and passion for design.