Brands from Argentina brought natural fibers and dyes, refined wood, and vibrant color through their modern interpretations of home furnishings and textiles to ICFF 2023. See the brands representing Argentine design in our story below.
Mantara creates all-natural rugs woven by artisans from Santiago del Estero using pure sheep’s wool and natural dyes. “Our creations rescue ancestral knowledge by being woven with spindle and distaff spinning techniques on Creole looms,” the brand shares of their methods, employing the ancient techniques of Argentina’s native people.
Pituca was founded by two architects, Eduardo Moron and Inés Saad, in 2010 while searching for luxury products for the home. Each product the company produces is unique, pulling its inspiration from the Argentine culture. Handmade by skilled artisans, all of their leathers and skins are ethically and responsibly sourced and produced in Argentina.
Marini Estudio is a family-owned company that was established in 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The furniture design studio and wood carpentry shop uses natural materials, such as leather, wood, and iron, and uses them to blend craftsmanship with industrial design.
Rafias Pri-Sim is a family textile business that began as a family tradition in Spain harvesting, spinning, and weaving flax into textiles. For four generations, the company has been producing their textiles using hand-selected raw materials.
Selema has more than 40 years of experience in the furniture business, time that has been well spent traveling the world in search of ideas, textures, and materials while exchanging knowledge with international designers. Many of their products, however, feature something found a bit closer to home: local Patagonian Lenga wood, a material with a fine and even texture.
“We feel that our furniture is part of the most intimate and special moments of each of our clients,” the brand shares, “that is why they deserve all this love that we put into what we do.”
Under the creative direction of architect Viviana Melamed, MATRIZdesign produces exclusive collections of furniture and lighting. Recognized for their innovative and high quality designs, the company artfully blends elements of urban and natural. Using wood, leather, and natural fibers in many of their pieces, each is handmade, high quality, and produced in Argentina.
Interior Designer Carolina Ball launched Berry Design with a line of wallpapers after several years of working as a designer and decorator. Today, those wallpapers are being designed and produced along with woven and vinyl rugs, blankets, and a collection of fabrics. Made to order, the products on offer can be customized and produced across the entire line of papers, fabrics, and wovens.
The brand was founded to create functional, durable products that can be integrated into any space in the house through prints and textiles offered in neutral tones. All products are designed and carefully stamped by specialized artisan hands in the brand’s Buenos Aires workshop, using only Argentine raw materials, such as heavy weight cotton canvas that provides rigidity and durability to the products.