Diseño: South American Imports & Vintage Finds

Diseño: South American Imports & Vintage Finds

Sarah Coffey
Oct 4, 2010

Store History

  • Founded: 2007
  • Founded by: Frank Campanale and Mariano Brener
  • Headquarters: 409 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

This South End shop made our Best of Boston City Guide, so we thought it was high time we profiled it on Apartment Therapy. Inside the store, you'll find a blend of vintage and flea market finds alongside imports from South American countries like Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Chile.

The shop aesthetic mixes traditional and modern styles — all under the umbrella of "diseño" — or "design." There are lots of natural materials, woods, neutral tones, woven textiles, and colorful accessories. Here are a few of our picks:

  1. Vintage Seltzer Bottles, $60
  2. Colorful Small Bowls, $15
  3. Tripolina Chair, $299
  4. Vintage Rose Blanket, $300
  5. Vintage Textile Table Runner, $149
  6. Wood and Leather Hide Stools, $199
  7. Drum Style Chandelier, Red Raffia, $199
  8. Compases Oil Painting, $2,200
  9. Alpaca Silver and Leather Box, $98
  10. Luna Chair, $600


The store describes its inventory as "mix of European craftsmanship with a Latin sensibility. Rich colors, textures, the scent of fine leather, lush textiles and animal skins along with fine furniture." They maintain a showroom in the South End, as well as a website with online shopping.

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