artbeware on Sep 15, 2016
Chair is so well made and comfortable. Absolutely makes the room. Thank you!
An obsession with unlimited creativity in leather!
LIFESTYLE by Cara was found in the year 2009 by Cara Welch, an American that moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. As Argentina is famous for its beef, the amount of leather is in abundance and is considered the best leather in the world. Argentina is a culture that has always been accustomed to many products made of leather for their every day lifestyle. Cara worked for the company GUCCI for several years and already had a trained eye for nothing but the best leather. As well, she always was into art and anything that involved creativity and loved interior design and fashion. She started out by offering cowhide rugs and then slowly dove into cowhide patchwork rugs, leather chairs, and other home decor items made of leather. After spending time observing how other factories made the items, she eventually learned that she could do this all herself. She eventually opened her own small factory and gathered a very experienced and skilled team to put their heads together and create new things and twists to what she was always selling and is proud to say that everything that she offers is carefully analyzed and every single product is one of a kind. The fun part is that every day, the factory is producing something new as not one product is alike. She spends a lot of time in the tanneries to locate the best cowhides and leathers according to the colors in orders. From the design process with CAD, to the laser patterns, to the metal matrices, every single step is carefully thought out. And then comes the selecting of the leathers. As not one cow is alike, not one cowhide is alike. It is an artful process to select the hides to be used for each order. The chairs are all handmade to order and are made with a thick saddle leather. The leather selection process to choose each sheet of leather for the chair covers is also tricky as to find large pieces that do not have imperfections or scratches is very challenging and takes a lot of time passing through each sheet of leather amongst 300 + pieces of leather. Never a dull moment in this business and Cara loves every single moment of it. The longterm plan is to expand the selection of products to additional home decor products but every new development takes a lot time and careful analyzation.
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Cara is the founder and takes part in all roles of the business. From purchasing the leather, running the factory, selecting leathers for every order, designing, administration, website, marketing, and sales.
Liliana has been working for the last 25 years with leather and fabric and and is well capable of constructing anything with a sewing machine, from handbags to clothing to leather accessories. A natural for construction of materials.
Roxanna is Cara's right hand in the factory and takes part in the entire process of prepping the leather to be sewn. She comes with many years of experience working in a leather shoe factory.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
As all of our products are handmade and made to order, your expected arrival time will be approximately between 4 - 6 weeks to arrive, with the exception for those otherwise stated in description.
All our products will be shipped to you directly from Argentina. Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering postal service company or when you pick the item up, do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
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Every order is a special, made-to-order product.