THE PAMPA TEAM

Victoria Aguirre

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Victoria was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up between the city and her family’s farm in the rural province of La Pampa. As Pampa's co-founder and Creative Director, she works across design, photography, PR and partnerships among other things. In her work, Vicky is passionate about sustainable practices and loves working closely with artisans to help empower remote communities and preserve traditional knowledge and craftsmanship. Everything she designs and photographs is influenced by her love of the natural world and her desire to communicate a sense of place. 

Favourite Pampa products: Monte Rugs

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder

Carl was born in Australia and met Victoria whilst travelling across South America in 2011. He thrives on being organised and cares deeply about building lasting relationships with Pampa's customers. A keen photographer, he enjoys contributing and working across the Pampa and Tracing Maps series, and using visual storytelling and documentary style photography to inspire others to connect with the environment.

Favourite Pampa products: andes intricate rugs

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Manuel Aguirre

Argentinean Director

Manuel is Pampa’s man on the ground in Argentina, connecting us with our partner weavers while we’re home in Australia. Manuel – or ‘Manso’ as he is more affectionately known is our business partner and has helped us grow significantly over the last few years, being the answer we have been looking for to ensure that a constant supply of new Pampa pieces is readily available. He loves nothing more than horse riding and surfing during his spare time. Having lived in Australia himself in the past and being Argentinean-born, he understands Pampa’s mission perfectly. Having a degree and experience in business administration, he brings some very useful tools to the Pampa team.

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Tomás Nicholson

Operations & Logistics Coordinator

Tomi is our latest addition to the Argentinean team, working side by side with Manuel or looking after operations and production making sure everything runs smoothly on ground. His love for travel and arts makes him great for this role, where a great understanding of Pampa’s core & values and our artisans partners it necessary. Also Tomi is a great singer and songwriter, we love his sensitive side.

Favourite Pampa products: Desert Prints

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Danielle Watford

Trade Manager

Dani is our Trade Manager. Her excellent organisational skills and eye for detail make her a perfect all-rounder. Dani has a passion for travelling in South America, especially through small towns where there is a strong sense of heritage and culture to absorb. She shares her love of textiles and belief in the story behind Pampa with every client that walks into our concept store or shops online. As she has a deep understanding for the process behind Pampa’s rugs and how to design them to work well in modern spaces,  she is the perfect fit for assisting clients interested in custom rugs.

Favourite Pampa products: Pampa objects

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Andi Plowman

STORE & ONLINE MANAGER

Andi is Pampa's Store & Online Manager. Her genuine, warm nature and her approach to her work makes everything around Andi feel so light and easy going. Andi brings her great sense of style and aesthetic to Pampa, from her background as a stylist and designer by trade. She's always putting her golden touch on The Pampa studio, always making our store appear fresh and cool. We love having her as part of the Pampa family.

Favourite Pampa products: pampa llamas & donkeys

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Holly Mccauley

Graphic Designer

Holly is Pampa's in-house graphic designer. With over 10 years design experience, an unique personal style and a very strong eye for detail, she brings all of our creative ideas to life. Holly was the first person we meet when moving to Byron Bay 7 years ago, as she did our first styling in a shoot at her house! She showed us through her beautiful home and gentle way, how beautiful life can be in this small town. She draws inspiration from living in a like-minded, creative community and splits her working week between Pampa and her Art Gallery “Yeah, nice!”.

Favourite Pampa products: Monte earthy rugs

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Sophie Haber

Digital MKT assistant

Sophie Haber is Pampa’s digital marketing assistant. Her role as a storyteller pairs well with Pampa’s ethos of celebrating provenance and sense of place. She is inspired by her travels, the wilderness, and the senses. Original from California, Sophie brings with her beauty and sunshine to the studio with her calm and sweet ways of helping our Co-Founder vision to life.

Favourite Pampa products: pampa desert

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Kasia Piotrowski

Store Assistant

Kasia with her bubbly personality and welcoming nature is the perfect fit for one on one customer service in our Byron bay showroom. She is finishing her degree in Interior Design and has an amazing understanding of design and working with colour palettes. Kasia also has her own inspiration Instagram @Niue-Studio offering a great inspiration of ceramics, furniture, design etc.

Favourite Pampa products: Litoral Masks

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Poncho

Chief of security

Poncho loves the beach and going to the park, he's at work everyday with us as he loves being surrounded by his family. He welcomes everyone with a happy face and a hello bark every now and again. Security surveillance is his main role at Pampa, but he often sleeps on the job and takes long siestas underneath the office desk. We love you Ponchi!

Favourite Pampa products: Pampa rugs, they are all so soft!

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