Aurea was born in 2012, and founded by Áurea Sian-Ka’an, while doing research with an artisan community where she sought to promote the work of Master Artisans of southeast Mexico. The brand is inspired by indigenous identity, pre-Hispanic objects, traditional techniques, and the distinctive resources of a region. By rescuing and reestablishing prehispanic techniques and materials, Aurea, takes on an important role as a cultural agent and design advocate.

Aurea pieces have been on display at Salone Mobile Milan for Design Week Milan 2015 andgraced the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City for Design Week Mexico 2015.