Hi, my name is Martha Rubell. I was born in Buenos Aires and since I was 19, I dedicated my life to the search and accumulation of antique pieces of art. The reason why I have lived my life though this activity is maybe related to my formal education in Fine Arts, which gave me a different approach to objects from an aesthetic point of view, as well as a constant curiosity for the different ways in which artists and craftsmen have worked throughout times.
In the very beginning of my profession, my knowledge of most of the objects was quite basic but each antique has driven my through a path of investigations and discoveries which I enjoy tremendously, enhancing my professional and personal interest for the piece itself and its creator. I began to work as a supplier for antiquaries, experts and collectors, from whom I learnt a lot and keep learning, and at the same time encouraged me to follow this road I am taking. Furthermore, my parents´ big house collaborated with the space necessary to gather all these magnificent and beloved objects in one single place throughout the past 40 years. Attracted by copper, brass, iron and metals in general, I oriented my purchases to lighting devices and lately to the crystals ornaments that embellished each piece of art. Today, this collection contains more than 300 items considering ceiling lamps, wall lamps, chandeliers and tulipas. The original accessories -chains, pulleys, clips and others- manifest my constant intention for rescuing even the part of the objects in order to keep them as authentically as possible when the piece of art is to be located into my customers` houses. Moreover, my collection includes metal grids, porcelain, glass and crystal objects, silver, ink pots, sewing machines, phonographs, gramophones, 3000 old records as well as lots of ornamental objects. I am completely satisfied with the fulfilled task, but as every piece of art must follow its path, I am partially selling my collection to whom enjoys and values, as much as I do, the magic of the past human labor.