Ana Lisa

The Best Green Designs From Buenos Aires' Puro Diseno Fair

by , 06/24/11

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Mesh bags for washing delicate cloth where being re-packaged and re-sold as vegetables bags. Very light and good for bringing with you to the market and also keeping your fruits and vegetables dry inside the fridge as they are made from a holed breathable material. Re-designed by Carmen de Pic-Nic.

This year there was a lack of big objects and furniture, as designers where keen of selling small affordable objects to pay off for their stand. But this wooden bench from Arqom based in the north province of Chaco was definitely one of the high-end pieces from the Fair. Made from sustainable and locally sourced reclaimed wood, this long bench is designed for disassembly and all parts are stuck together, avoiding the use of glue and nails while making it easier for transportation.

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  1. Ana Lisa Ana Lisa Alperovich July 2, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Yes, that is right!
    ¨The Argentine version to American TOMS shoes, which are in fact a shoe design taken from Argentina’s gauchos, alpargatas, was also standing at Puro Diseno Fair under the name of Paez Shoes. This very basic footwear made from canvas and a jute sole are very comfortable, biodegradable and comes in a wide variety of designs.¨
    Thank you for raising the point and adding value to it!

  2. scbr July 1, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    “The Argentine version to American TOMS shoes, Paez Shoes, sells very basic footwear made from canvas and a jute sole.” Sorry you got it wrong. Those shoes (alpargatas) have existed in Argentina for centuries now. It has been the preferred shoes in rural environment because they are cheap, durable and comfortable. TOMS’ founder is in fact Argentinian and he ‘export’ the model to the US as a fashionable shoe.

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