The Pampa Team
THE PAMPA TEAM
Victoria Aguirre & Carl Wilson
Carl from Australia and Victoria from Argentina, both photographers and explorers, first met while travelling through South America in 2011. When they discovered their shared passion for empowering communities and helping to preserve handicraft skills, they decided to start Pampa. Nowadays they integrate their own art in the form of Fine Art Prints with the woven artwork of the Pampa artisans. They believe in social integration and sustainable processes, making sure their products have a specially rooted sense of place.
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.
Favourite Pampa products: Puna rugs
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
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
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
Casey is Pampa's in-house graphic designer. With over 5 years design experience, a beautiful personal style and a very strong eye for detail, she brings all of our creative ideas to life. Casey cut her teeth in her hometown of Melbourne before recently making the move up to Byron Bay. Good design, the ocean and opportunities to travel bring her constant joy, as well as being immersed in nature and taking surfing and camp trips in her Troopy. She draws inspiration from living in a like-minded, creative community and splits her working week between Pampa and her swimwear brand, Hakea.
Favourite Pampa products: Monte earthy rugs
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
Elisha Kennedy is a freelance writer and editor, living on the Far South Coast of NSW. Her role as a storyteller pairs well with Pampa’s ethos of celebrating provenance and sense of place. She is interested in sustainable development and in her own time enjoys diving for seafood and camping with her family. Having studied Writing with a focus on Environmental Literature, Elisha is curious about the inter-relationship between language and concepts of Nature.
Favourite Pampa products: etnico rugs
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!