RUSSELL JOHNSON IMPORTS was created because of a visit to the Sunday Flea Market in San Telmo, one of the city's historic neighborhoods. There Russell Johnson, our founder, came across a family selling a collection of beautiful vintage seltzer bottles from the 30s. Russell not only bought as many as he could carry, he also bonded with the family and promised to keep in touch.

Back in the States, Russel Johnson showed the bottles to a few of his interior design colleagues. They fell in love and immediately bought him out. Soon he was contacting the family about getting more and, on his next visit, met another family arthe San Telmo Sunday Flea Market, they had vintage phones! Then came another family with apothecary bottles and, before he knew it, Russell Johnson had created RUSSELL JOHNSON IMPORTS.

It makes perfect sense that our extraordinary vintage products would come from a place as intoxicating and sophisticated as Buenos Aires, Argentina.

BUENOS AIRES is known as the Paris of South America. It is a city abundant with history, creativity and culture, and, thanks to the fascinating people who live there, ample amounts of personality. It is this unique combination that gives Buenos Aires its beauty and vitality which, for us, continues to be a boundless source of inspiration.