Elementos Argentinos

Gurruchaga 1881, Buenos Aires

(54 11) 4832-6299

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Fernando Bach and Pablo Mendívil founded Elementos Argentinos to help economically isolated artisans find a more reliable market for their products. All of the handmade rugs and blankets at their cheerful Palermo shop are responsibly sourced in Argentina's remote northwest, where textiles have been spindle-spun and loom-woven for generations. The vibrant corals, golds and violets call to mind the desert landscapes of Salta and Jujuy, where Kolla families raise sheep, llamas and alpacas for their warmth-giving wool. Customers looking to fit an awkward space or match a particular palette should also plan to visit Bach and Mendívil's design studio in Recoleta (Arenales 1321), where specialists can help create a custom piece (there are over one hundred plant and mineral-based dyes from which to choose).

Written by Cabell Belk

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