Gallery: The Best Green Designs From Buenos Aires’ Puro Diseno Fair

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich
This month Inhabitat hit the scene of the Puro Diseno Fair in Buenos Aires to bring you the best green designs from Argentina's creative capital. We found many examples under the same roof at the annual fair, which is held at the massive La Rural exhibition space. The fair covered 40,000 square feet and contains 350 exhibitors showcasing their latest creations under the theme: color. Jump ahead for an exclusive look at some fantastic eco-design ideas from South America’s creatives, as Inhabitat writer Ana Lisa Alperovich shares her experience!

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  1. 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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