Argentine Design Pavilion
Argentina will be participating, for the first time, with a National Pavilion at WantedDesign with a group of high-end design companies. This trade promotion activity is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina and Fundación Exportar, with the collaboration of both Ministries of Culture and Industry.
The design companies that will participate at the Argentine Design Pavilion are:
Founded in 2012 with the mission to create different home products that become the answer to daily life needs. Through material exploration, the use of different techniques and the combination of resources, innovative products are designed to live and enjoy.
The name 7Rayos adheres to seven universal values: love, purity, life, prosperity, wisdom, freedom and power.
These values are the source of inspiration and the driving force for the creation of each designed product. The main line products are made up of home luminary; inspired by ancient techniques of paper engineering and by very attractive circular configurations, such as the mandalas. The designs are unique, made in Argentina to the world.
bla bla textiles is a textile design studio based in Buenos Aires, created by Luciana Betesh and Victoria Simon. We design our own fabrics and unique collections: homeware and accesories, also babies and kids’ products. Our goal is to make products that are both useful and unique, each of them has been thought to be treasured.
We work with guest artists, making alliances in order to expand our creative potential. We emphazise on the hand-made process, the quality of the materials and small-scale editions. All of our products are made in Argentina with a special concern for fair trade and the environment. bla bla sells its products online, in its showroom in Buenos Aires and in different trendy concept stores in Argentina.
Brana is a studio of architecture, interiors and sustainable product design, led by the architect Agostina Branchi.
Brana is an inquisitive mind focused on turning every environment into a unique place. We want to transmit an original idea, without forgetting the product functionality and esthetic character, always involving us in all of the processes of the project. We specialize in designing furniture with its own identity, high standards of exclusive design, quality and customer care. We continuously educate ourselves about the latest trends, new sustainable materials that have hit the market, and breakthroughs in furniture.
Industrial product designer, Carlos Obregón, has spent his artistic career pushing the boundaries of his practice by reappropriating discarded raw materials into new things. Innovative lighting, interior design objects and one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture are the work of an emerging design talent and leading interior manufacturer representing the creativity for which Argentine design is known.
Among his designs we can find: chairs, tables, benches, armchairs, bars, stools, wine racks and light fixtures. Upon the request of his own clients, Obregon has also designed promotional gifts and products for different Argentine companies, restaurants, transport companies, hotels, wineries and other businesses in the agricultural industry. Obregon’s pieces are the perfect assemblage to fit tasting rooms, wine cellars or to endow any home with a special character.
Obregon’s innovation lies in the way he reuses and recycles the raw materials in his pieces. His talent lies in the fusion of contemporary design; novel techniques and the most exquisite craftsmanship that gives life to environmentally friendly pieces that portray the regional trends in design.
Curadoras was born from the desire of bringing the world of art into everyday life by creating unique pieces that also hide an obvious use; objects with personality that transform each daily gesture into something unique. Designs to contemplate and use.
We are convinced that craftsmanship gives objects a distinct identity. Each material is carefully selected and they work with their hands on every concept seeing no boundaries between art and design when creating.
DESIGNO-patagonia is a design studio and workshop that focuses primarily on ‘sustainability’, meaning the manufacture of innovative products with a strong identity, using Patagonia’s natural resources as materials and local handicraft for production.
The team is formed by the industrial designers Manu Rapoport and Martín Sabattini. Manu was born in Bariloche in 1973 and Martin in Córdoba in 1976.
Apart from designing and producing furniture, luminaries, habitat accessories and toys, the studio has been working on sustainability projects (development of recycled materials), urban design (Plaza Movil) and community projects (collaboration with the local craft sector).
Our company; Invasión Verde (“Green Invasion”), is a cheerful combination of talents. José Losada is an Industrial Designer in charge of product development and Nicolas Cerullo is the “boss man” in charge of the management of suppliers and customers.
Invasion Verde aims to help individuals, partnerships, corporations and municipal governments to implement green in public and urban spaces. Helping to improve the appearance of the environment, air quality, refresh space, reduce power consumption and enhance the quality of life for all of us.
Heidi Jalkh is a Buenos Aires-based Colombian industrial designer, with a design process underpinned by persistent research and analysis from an exploratory and intuitive approach.
Her objective is to configure objects that highlight their evocative sense through morphology, materials and technology, fusing high precision processes and crafting techniques; to come up with simple and functional solutions creating “emotional and inspirational” design.
In 2011 she created her own product line, in parallel she designs, develops, produces and provides design consultancy services to various companies and individuals.
ISKIN is a contemporary jewelry company with a strong emphasis on simple, modern, and elegant pieces that use unconventional materials to integrate art with design. These unique collections explore the collision and interchangeability of color and form, with pieces that can be turned, twisted and popped into different colors and shapes.
Our work is distributed and recognized globally. Our collections can be found in museum and design shops around the world, like MoMA New York & Tokyo, SFMOMA, MCA Chicago, among others.
KEPOT (Rayos y Centellas)
Rayos y Centellas is a group of designers graduated from the National University of La Plata, which aims to generate creative projects by putting together various disciplines present in the design world. Today we introduce our first own project: Kepot. It is a line of furniture for children created with the intention of promoting and encouraging artistic and expressive activities, bringing home an item that inspires creativity and joy in adults and children alike.
The final outcome combines the simplicity of modern furniture with great prominence of intense colors and original designs, all which gives personality to our products.
Kepot is being children.
It is letting ourselves go, have
fun, share, imagine and play.
Kepot has empathy with the essence of children;
it aims at encouraging playful and imaginative development.
Kepot expects to generate an environment
aiming at those fruitful goals.
Kepot is Kepot.