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New 'Textural' Rugs And Cushions, From Argentina All The Way To Byron Bay

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As winter well and truly sets in, evenings spent on the couch or in front of the fireplace seem increasingly appealing… and what better way to layer up your home for winter, than with cosy handcrafted pieces from the new ‘Textural’ range by Pampa!

Add some pizzaz to your lounge room (or, bedroom, hallway, etc!) with these artisan textiles, designed in Byron Bay, and ethically handmade in Argentina. Guaranteed to keep your toes warm!

20th June, 2019

The next ‘Textural’ range from Pampa. Photo – Victoria Aguirre. Location – Alex Bennett’s house.

Inspired by the 70s, with a nod to the shagpile rug. Photo – Victoria Aguirre. Location – Alex Bennett’s house.

There rugs are designed in Byron Bay and hand crafted in remote Argentina. Photo – Victoria Aguirre. Location – Alex Bennett’s house.

Rugs the colours of the moutains, dyed with a variety of natural pigments. Photo – Victoria Aguirre. Location – Alex Bennett’s house.

Cosy, comfortable and richly textured. Photo – Victoria Aguirre. Location – Alex Bennett’s house.

This pillow isn’t afraid of a fringe. Photo – Victoria Aguirre. Location – Alex Bennett’s house.

One piece can take months to produce, using traditional methods in Argentinian weaving cooperatives. Photo – Victoria Aguirre. Location – Alex Bennett’s house.

Expert handcrafting meets Australian design. Photo – Victoria Aguirre. Location – Alex Bennett’s house.

Miriam McGarry
Thursday 20th June 2019

‘Our rugs are ethically hand-spun and hand-loomed – Victoria Aguirre.

The new Textural’ soft furnishings range from Byron Bay based homewares brand Pampa expands on their earlier ‘Monte’ collection, bringing robust texture to a palette of stone whites, greys, browns and deep beige tones. The new additions of knitted cushions add a rich tactile element, channeling the 70s, with oversized tassels and cable knit details.

Co-founder and designer Victoria Aguirre describes how the collection has been inspired by a ‘sense of play’ evident in the texture and pattern of the 70s, when people ‘had the confidence to take design risks.’ There is a gentle nod here to the shag pile carpets, and cosy log cabins adorned with vintage woollies!

Like all Pampa products, this range has been designed in Byron Bay and made in remote Argentina. Victoria explains ‘our rugs are ethically hand-spun and hand-loomed, with 100% sheep’s wool by our artisan partners in their homes and workshops.’ Each piece retains a handmade quality, and shows the skills of the makers.

The dyes Pampa uses are typically natural pigments of plants, flowers, vegetables, insects and smoke – and truly reflect the natural palette of the location. The weaving is completed by cooperative groups who share resources and knowledge, and Victoria explains ‘often take turns to complete one piece.’ In drawing on the local knowledge and skills of the Argentinian craftspeople, the Pampa range is further textured with the layers of this process, and a rich sense of place.

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