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Tucumán designer Carolina Vera creates unique stools and coat stands made from old broomsticks, as showcased at the fairs‘ 14th edition this year.

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Matias Vinograd upcycles old tires into colorful Sillones Sushi, adapting his low, comfy seats to any customer’s needs.

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Estudio Brana‘s wonderful tables feature hand-woven tops made from dried plants (Palm leaves and Isipó) on rusty metal bases.

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Brilliant brand Modesta melts colorful plastic bags into a textile, which is then used to make envelopes and bags as well as hats.

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Lucas Desimone’s Baumm bags set an example of the fair’s theme, “Re-evolution”, as his recycled banners bags evolved from old parachuts into lightweight, durable carriers.

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A classic sustainable design brand from Buenos Aires, Neumática, was also present, showcasing nearly indestructible bags made from recycled inner tubes.

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Another young trio carrying the sustainable design flag was Planar, which is well known for biodegradable felt homewares and accessories. This year, they presented a new recycled puzzle-like trivet line called EVA .

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Estudio Bondi melted tiny plastic toys into colorful trays.

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Created by the same studio, this weird and wonderful Florenkenstain vase was created from old, unwanted, and rejected 3D printing blueprints which were sent to Estudio Bondi by designers and architects.

 

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Pomada’s stools are made from cardboard tubes reclaimed from the graphic design industry and covered with upcycled fabric. The legs and lid are made from recycled wood, so the stools can double as storage pieces. 

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Woodstok sunglasses come in three different styles and are handcrafted from FSC cedar, ebony, stripy zebrawood wood, and even recycled skateboards.

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A design studio from Mendoza, Trova makes unique leather-free shoes from knitted textiles and a non-woven recycled material designed for insulation.

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Coming from the other side of The Andes Mountains, Chilean Puro Cobre combines hand-woven horse hair with copper for delicate jewelry with anti-rheumatic properties.

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Ponele’s cute, tiny, recycled cardboard lamps need no packaging at all—the product is the packaging.

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L’equipment combines hardwood with old industrial pipes to make vintage-looking furniture like this unique desk and bookshelf.

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H2POT is designed for people who forget to water their plants. Made from discarded glass bottles, it features a cotton thread that sucks water into the soil to keep it damp.

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Within the fair’s 40,000 square feet, there was a whole area dedicated to kids’ stuff, including this fantastic plastic robot by Corriente Alternativa.

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Corrientes-based Niña Madeja crochets adorable endangered local fauna, including the ciervo de los pantanos and America´s largest cat, the yaguareté.

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Also from the province of Corrientes is a new line of unbleached cotton T-shirts called Ñangapirí, featuring local animals from the wetlands drawn by talented cultural producer Hada Irastorza.

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Last but not least is a design by Cozlip that adapts to a child’s growing body: made from shredded recycled carton, this fantastic cot can easily become a sofa.

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All photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat