This Eclectic, Art-Filled Buenos Aires Apartment Doesn’t Need a Sofa to Feel Like Home

published Aug 24, 2022
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This Eclectic, Art-Filled Buenos Aires Apartment Doesn’t Need a Sofa to Feel Like Home

published Aug 24, 2022
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600

Name: Diego Martinez
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Size: 600 square feet
Years Lived In: 6 years, rented

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Paper artist Diego Martinez has been living in his Buenos Aires rental for six years, and the 600-square-foot space serves as his art studio, chill space, and office — all at once. When he found the listing for this apartment on a real estate site, he knew that despite its small size, he would be able to make a home of it thanks to the view and all the natural light it gets.

“What I like most about my home is that it’s luminous with huge windows. I have an open view to a historic building with a park with aged trees,” he says. Since he “only needs scissors and a table” for his work, the home functions well for all his needs, and he says he “enjoys spending time here, working or chilling, and I love the view of the sky, the clouds, sunsets, and storms.”

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Eclectic

Favorite Element: My bike (inherited from my mother’s godfather) and my childhood robots.

Biggest Challenge: Finding my own style and choosing the objects I really like. I’m always looking for things on buy-and-sell sites and antique shops. I also try to choose designers and artists that I identify with.

Biggest Indulgence: Not having a sofa! I still have not been able to buy the one I would love to have, so I prefer not buying another!

Best Advice: Not hurrying — I took my time to find each thing that is in my home, it is a continuous process.

What’s your best home secret? Cleaning and keeping the order: I always do it in the same order. I start from up to down, first the bedroom, then the living room, dining, etc.

Resources

ENTRY

  • Artwork — Mechi Perez San Martín
  • Blue Chair — Santiago del Campo Mid Century

LIVING ROOM

  • Rug — Ojos con patas
  • Armchair — Marini Estudio
  • Artwork — Trinidad Metz Brea
  • Orange table — Giotto Stoppino for Kartell in Santiago del Campo Mid Century
  • Floor lamp — Mendizabal
  • Dog — ’70s ceramic greyhound
  • Artworks (near stairs) — Diego Roa and Ojos con patas

DINING ROOM

  • Table — California Estudio
  • Orange Chairs — Herman Miller, found in Santiago del Campo Mid Century
  • White Chair — Herman Miller, found in Santiago del Campo Mid Century
  • Turquoise Vases —Feliciano Anticuario

KITCHEN

  • Lamp — Querandí
  • Artwork (on kitchen counter) — Diego Martinez aka Ojos con patas
  • Glasses — Tapio Wirkkala for iitttala
  • UkKPolice Cup — Wood Ware
  • Photograph — Guadi Benavidez
  • Wall Shapes — Ana Clara Soler

BEDROOM

  • Bench — La Base
  • Artworks — “El Adán” and “Hércules” by Ojos con patas
  • Library — Good wood
  • Japanese Robots — From childhood
  • Artwork in Library — Luciana Rondolini

Thanks Diego!

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