In addition to a collection of accessories and home ware made from biodegradable felt, studio Planar displayed “Armando,” an elegant modular shelving unit that uses no glue no screws and is extremely easy to assemble.
Made from renewable Portuguese cork, this cute collection of lamps, bowls and coasters by Corchetes can be personalized by adding images secured with pushpins.
A graduate from Milan’s Domus Academy, Manuel Garzarón from Tincho & Lola turns old donated sailcloth into long-lasting bags and cases.
Argentine kitesurfing champion Marcos Mafia is the founder of Mafia Bags, a brand that in its first appearance at Feria Puro Diseno was showing durable sacks made from recycled ad banners and kitesurfing sails.
BambuStop unveiled a unique bus stop that is made from fast-growing Tacuara canes growing locally in Buenos Aires municipality of Tigre.
Within a space from the Buenos Aires Municipality programme “Mejor en Bici” there where a few interesting bike design, including a strange looking one with a Brazilian’s Guatambu laminated wood frame.
Sculptor Marcelo Arias presented a series of ebony sculptures of local fauna, including rhea birds, ant-eaters, yacaré and sheep using repurposed karting wheels.
Dr. No turns old tapes into colorful purses with a zipper.
Also from Dr. No, this collection of clocks give new life to old vinyl records.
Provinces from around the country were showing crafts and designs, like these biodegradable purses, belts and toys by Gran Chaco made from the fibers of plant called Chaguar.
Surprising cats and dogs from off-cut pieces of wood and designed by Animaderos were also part of the fair.
Made by Liten (the same people from Kuku), these tiny 3D-printed jewelry pieces were among the cutest designs at the show.
Liten jewelry is made by Trimaker, a 3D printing machine recently built in Argentina that uses plastic, rubber or wax to produce a variety of innovative and open-source designs.
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Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat