In such a mass-produced and industrialized world, we believe it is necessary to shun throwaways and to come back to objects with character. AIRAUDO PLATERO is aimed at people who value tradition and good quality, who need to be surrounded by meaningful pieces made by artisans who have used their hands and creative drive to craft them in due time. We trust in long-lasting raw materials, in artisans’ craftsmanship and in responsible manufacturing which helps us take loving care of every detail. Our aesthetic search seeks the simple beauty of noble materials, subscribing to a concept of sustainable luxury which supports a more virtuous and fair manufacturing economy.
We are the consequence of an unexpected trip and a shared desire to work collaboratively in order to create objects which swing between design, art and craft.
En un mundo totalmente seriado e industrializado sostenemos que es necesario volver hacia los objetos con identidad y rehuir de lo desechable. AIRAUDO PLATERO está orientado a personas que valoran la tradición y la calidad, que necesitan rodearse en la vida de piezas con significado realizadas por un artesano que puso sus manos y su gesto creador para producirlas en su debido tiempo. Confiamos en las materias primas y duraderas, el oficio de los artesanos, y la producción responsable que nos permita una atención amorosa a los detalles. Nuestra búsqueda estética aspira a la simple belleza de los materiales nobles, en un concepto de lujo sustentable que abraza una economía de la creación mas virtuosa y más justa.
Somos la consecuencia de un viaje imprevisto y un deseo compartido de trabajar en colaboración creando objetos que oscilan entre el diseño, el arte y la artesanía.
Cristian Airaudo is a silversmith and metalsmith, born in the city of Buenos Aires. He learned the skill working with the master silversmith Marcelo Cuenca, who set his silversmith’s workshop at his home where Airaudo became his dexterous apprentice. He soon started working in silver and at the age of 22 he already had his own workshop. For 15 years he has been creating traditional pieces of “criollo” silverwork such as knives, mates and objects which make up the horse saddle. Ten years ago he started to experiment with pieces which break away from the more “academic” artcraft, away from traditional patterns and materials. He also made a foray into the design of furniture and art pieces.
Tamara Alarcón, B.A in Arts and curator, was born in Valparaiso, Chile. Since 2013 she has lived in Buenos Aires where she has participated in many multidisciplinary art projects, standing out in management and production roles.
AIRAUDO PATERO was born in 2017 and since then we have taken part in many national and international fairs such as La Expo Rural Argentina, the International Arts and Crafts Fair in Jerusalem, El Artiggiano in Fiera in Milan, among others. We counted on the support of MATRA (the national market of traditional crafts in Argentina) and EXPORTAR Foundation. We have also been awarded a grant by the Fondo Nacional de las Artes (National Art Fund in Argentina) to carry out creative projects related to the history of Mate in Argentina and its contemporary evolution.