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Belén Huidobro & Juan Aresti

Belén Huidobro & Juan Aresti Wallpaper maker
Contact
Spanish, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 912997017
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A lightness of touch

  • • Belén and Juan collect and create hand painted paper
  • • Their first creation was a flower pattern wallpaper
  • • Each mural is one-of-a-kind, created to fit a given space

Belén Huidobro de la Torre and Juan Aresti Alfaro both come from artistic familes and an academic background. BuenaVentura epitomises their love for the decorative arts, and champions the value of craft, which they initially practised as a hobby. In 2004 they founded the workshop with the mission of bringing to life handmade products, natural and with the utmost quality in the making process. Through trial and error they developed their own personal painting technique, researching materials, to create and make one-of-a-kind murals and wallpapers. Inspired by nature and art, they work with watercolour, stroke by stroke of a paint brush, in pursuit of achieving creations that are balanced in colour, proportion and composition.

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Works

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Detalle papel Bauhinia -verde y azul

Bauhinia is a design that has been in BuenaVentura’s repertoire for almost a decade. This wallpaper panel, hand painted with acrylics and inks on 100% natural cotton paper, is inspired by imagery of holm oaks, a tree that they appreciate for its majesty and resistance, very present in central and southern Spain. This design has been transformed over the years to adapt to the needs of each creation.

Height 350 cm
Width 280 cm

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Detalle Bauhinia- verdes

The design of this wallpaper detail is from BuenaVentura’s Bauhinia collection. The collection, continually reworked over a decade, is named after the Swiss botanical brothers Caspar and Johann Bauhin. This wallpaper panel, hand painted with acrylics and inks on 100% natural cotton paper, is inspired by imagery of holm oaks, a tree that they appreciate for its majesty and resistance, very present in central and southern Spain. This design has been transformed over the years to adapt to the needs of each creation.

Height 350 cm
Width 280 cm

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Detalle papel Efimera-Azul

Efimera is one of BuenaVentura’s classic wallpaper designs, with many different variations in its composition. Initially a field of poppies, which evokes the end of spring and the beginning of summer, with these flowers that barely last the days of change. The collection is entirely hand painted with acrylic and inks on 100% natural cotton paper.

Height 520 cm
Width 250 cm

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Detalle papel pintado libelula 2

This detail is part of BuenaVentura’s Libelula design. Although they do not appear here, dragonflies are the main characters of this mural, fluttering everywhere. The collection is entirely hand painted with acrylic and inks on 100% natural cotton paper.

Height 520 cm
Width 250 cm

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Sakura- fondo platas

Sakura (cherry blossom) is one of BuenaVentura’s wallpapers inspired by the works of Japanese expressionists of the late Edo period, famous for their masterful depiction of nature. The wallpaper is entirely handmade from mixed media on metallic lacquered background on 100% bamboo fibre paper.

Height 250 cm
Width 110 cm

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