Every time I visit Barcelona, I like to walk down Paseig de Gràcia and stroll around Vinçon. This shop is a design institution in the city. The building itself is a wonderful piece from 1899, designed by Antoni Rovira i Rabassa and it was owned by the famous painter Ramón Casas.
Vinçon is one of those edgy shops where you can find those pieces you see in design publications, everything under one roof. I just discovered they do free delivery all around the world when you spend over a certain amount.
Even if you are not a very keen shopper, the building is worth the visit. There is also an exhibition area called La Sala Vinçon that changes quite a few times throughout the year.
Last November I managed to see the PET Lamp project‘s exhibition. It is a very interesting initiative involving local communities in Colombia and recycling plastic waste that contaminates The Amazon. The artisan textile tradition and the vision of Álvaro Catalán de Ocón (Product Designer) managed to present the result at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2013.