Looking for new trails, the natural, the authentic and the local, we have set up a local of Argentine objects, in Chacarita.
Facón was born from the idea of creating a space where pieces of our land are found, from artisanal to modern and contemporary, northern crafts and southern photographs, industrial designers, artists and craftsmen.
With more than 70,000 km traveled since we opened, FACON's backbone is our trips to the most remote, inaccessible and inhospitable places in the interior of Argentina. In each province, in each hill, in each valley, we visit artisan friends, living stories that are told through their crafts. The objective: to spread these trips and the experiences of each kilometer traveled, bringing to the world the creativity and work of so many unknown talents.
Facon is a craftsman friend, a braider of tientos, a silver laborer, a patient weaver, a wood artist, a creative designer, a dream maker, a whistler of zambas, a carver of saints, a countryman with his drag, a student, a restless traveler, an inventor of stories, a faithful of Gauchito Gil, a sheep farmer, a reciter of poems.
Facón is just a piece of the beautiful country we have.
This is a boutique that could only exist in Argentina. The store, which resides in Chacarita, features everything from ceramics to rugs to leather bags, all made by local artists, artisans, and independent industrial designers. Owner and art director Martín Bustamante travels through Argentina to remote communities, using his keen eye to choose unique pieces. Look for beauty, energy, and cultural significance, in particular. The highlights of the collection include high-quality hand-woven rugs, carbon steel gaucho knives, leather and canvas backpacks, and purses made from chaguar, a plant fiber found near the Iguazu Falls. Facon has a direct relationship with artists and artisans. Its aim is to empower rural communities in a sustainable way. That is why they work with NGO craft projects. Go gaucho chic and choose amazing handwoven and naturally dyed rugs made from 100 percent sheep wool, organic leather backpacks and travel bags, or paintings and photographs by local artists.