From antiques and leather to wine racks, it’s Design Night in BA

Designers of the trendy Arenales District will open their doors after hours for all your interiors, architecture and fashion inspiration

Buenos Aires Design Night in Arenales District showcases Argentina's best designers. Image: provided by Noche del Diseño

Whether you’re looking for unique pieces to make your house feel more like a home or just want to check out Argentina’s cutting-edge design scene, this evening’s for you.

On Thursday May 16 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., it’s Design Night in Arenales District, an area of workshops and makers that forms an open gallery in the Recoleta neighborhood. The event connects art with interior design to showcase cutting-edge Argentine innovation.  

Entry is free to the event, which encourages visitors to explore the Arenales District creators’ new collections. Buyers can talk to the artists behind the pieces to understand the story behind them. The organizers describe the experience as immersive, urban and collaborative.

Arenales District is home to Argentine interior design brands such as the widely-known Fontenla and LandMark, as well as more niche brands like Édition Interiors and DEYÁ Antiques. Their styles encompass everything from antiques to art nouveau.

The night will include special talks by leaders in the Argentine design world. At 4 p.m., Marta Carena and Ana Pessio will discuss light and plants in interior design. Half an hour later, Jimena Hrepic and Lorena Faccio will talk about living and feeling art. Andrey Manoylov and Irinis Khatsernova will speak about the role of nature in the interior at 5 p.m., while Paola Varcheta will offer a presentation on light.

Here are a few of our highlights to check out.

La Noche del Diseño/Design Night in Buenos Aires. All images: courtesy of la Noche del Diseño.

DEYÁ Antiques 

Arenales 1143

Instagram: @deyaantiques

Known for unique and antique pieces, DEYÁ Antiques is the best place to acquire a statement piece to level up your space. We don’t know what pieces they will have on display, so be open to surprises and improvised purchases — the key effect here is the shock.

Fradusco 

Juncal 1202

Instagram: @fradusco.casa

Fradusco is the go-to for quality leather chairs. Born in the 1960s, this brand draws its inspiration from Harrod’s in London. The creators still make their chairs using traditional artisanal techniques, meaning every piece is unique. The Chesterfield line, the company’s first, is still on sale — but it has also been adapted to fit modern consumer tastes, which makes the brand the best mix of traditional and contemporary design.

Philos

Arenales 1463, 3rd Floor

Instagram: @philos.oficial
Philo blends interior design and fashion to perfection. It transcribes décor into clothing, using fine but durable materials such as baby alpaca to create daily casual wear with a long life. Their speciality is textiles, so expect to find high quality blankets, pillows, sweaters and other utilities. 

Casa Salazar, Design Night 2023

Casa Salazar

Talcahuano 1184

Instagram: @salazarcasa

Casa Salazar is what every interior design fan would describe as eclectic. They transform simple, homely pieces into works of art, while maintaining a cozy ambience. The creators include some of Argentina’s most renowned interior designers: Sebastian Salazar and Rafael Garcia Fernandez. 

Eugenio Aguirre 

Cerrito 1160

Instagram: @eugenioaguirrebsas

If you’re looking for good design and artisanal excellence with a more laid-back vibe, check out Eugenio Aguirre. His design emulates a vacation home, embellished with exquisite touches: expect fine materials and production. Aguirre generates pieces such as leather and wood wine racks and other accouterments for lovers of a fine vintage. 

Gabriel del Campo

Libertad 1214

Instagram: @gabrieldelcampoanticuario 

Gabriel del Campo is one of the biggest antiques collectors of the city. His inventory is home to every antique you can imagine, combining city and country motifs into objects you’ll want to showcase. The owner also has museums and a bar called Napoles, where he displays some of the finds he doesn’t sell.

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