Within ten years, Louis and accompanied his father to Buenos Aires to buy antiques. Will got tired of traveling, will be made if the parental advice will be that he had a hunch .... The truth is that in 1982 Buenos Aires started its project with five other antique dealers in a gallery. Things went well and was no longer necessary to share space with other colleagues. Luis has had more then that amount of local demand, says why the street was stretching commercially defense and now reaches almost to the Plaza de Mayo where before was nothing but the square Borrego, remember that at that time were about forty antique, now estimated to be five hundred.
The 2007 is the Mendoza relaxed at your local giant coveted Defence and excited about the early opening of its second gallery in Balcarce. It is a quiet man who can spend hours talking about their work. He knows every inch of square meters occupied by the gallery. "It's one of the largest business in San Telmo" he says proudly. The two floors are filled with objects: glass signed, lamps, china. Ceramics, sculptures, carousel, carpets, chairs, tables, side tables and cabinets which in turn contain more parts.
There are music boxes, desks, mirrors, candlesticks, trays, glassware, tableware and vases, among other things. There are examples of the nineteenth century, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and the Bauhaus. "We always try to be pioneers. Eighteen years ago with Art Deco we are because we subscribe to international auctions.
So we knew it was trend and started buying. Here was economical and easy to find because it was fashionable. Now that exploded while others are looking for parts, we lack restorers for everything we have, "explains Luis. Estimated to have about a hundred cabinets, the same number of tables, chairs hundred ...
At half past eight the square and is full of foreigners who embark on the adventure of finding a souvenir of another time. By ten o'clock, when the fair is impassable, they begin to go antique premises. Luis says they are very good, "they are open as museums and all have become specialized, then it is fun to look because you can go traveling through history looking at the furniture and how they evolved. It's a bit like walking through time. "