Step in the workshop where the greatest tournaments’ cups are made

Published on: December 3, 2014

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POLOCONSULT ventured into the workshop of the silversmith, designer and Polo lover, Adrian. This is the account of a meeting with the Argentinean version of Edward Scissorhands.

Before taking the plunge on the silverware, Adrian used to design industrial machinery. But eager to embellish objects that surround him, he decided to move towards a more manual and creative work. Thus for over 20 years, he has been making various objects such as jewelry, knives, pens or belts. His careful and applied work allowed him to rapidly extend his awareness. Adrian now provides stars, kings and the Pope himself!

Great admirer of Polo (which he considers one of the most beautiful sport to watch) and of the relationship between the man and his horse, Adrian was interested himself in this particular universe. Today he carries the majority of Polo tournaments cups worldwide. The Abierto de Palermo Cup, the Villa Sesta, the Adolfo Cambiaso, the restoration of the U.S. Open Palm Beach or Belgrano cups… The design of each cup is defined with the tournament organizers. It takes then a month to achieve the object, i.e. about 200 hours. Cups are usually made of silver or bronze.

Adrian also creates whips handles and spurs in silver, and designed a limited edition of saddles, girths, stirrups and bridles together with Bautista Heguy, a great polo player.

In his workshop in the center of Buenos Aires, he transforms materials, cut, polished and shapes, making each object unique.

Here are the pictures of this meeting:

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  • Adrian y A Cambiaso
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