Fernando Ariel and Patricia Duboué are a craftsmen couple from Argentina. They work together in Córdoba hills, in Argentina. Profiting from his architect background, they enjoy working with wild grain woods, focusing in highly creative works, enjoying the natural color of different woods. They started woodworking about 25 years ago, when they moved to a beautiful place in Patagonia called El Bolsón. There, they met all the spirit and feeling of different natural woods coming from the Southern Andes Mountains.
Back in the city, he continues the tradition of using renewable stocks, recycling woods and searching knots from firewood piles. They have been exhibiting their work since 1985 in highly qualified shows, not only in South America, but also in the U.S. and they have also been invited to shows in Europe. While box making is a complicated art, it is there where Ariel shows his best skills. Same goes to Patricia's pictures, of high visual impact with carefully chosen graphic designs. You can find their whole work is classically elegant, even in its simplicity.