Collection by Amanda Dameron

Barcelona, Day Two

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On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi and Dali to Mariscal and Alvarez, our Barcelona education continues in earnest.

Our first stop of the day was El Palace Barcelona, a stately old structure built in 1919 as one of Spain's first Ritz...
Inside the Dali Suite, there's a Roman bath that's original to the building.
I guess the Roman bath was quite a hit with Dali—here's a photograph of the artist, enjoying the space with two young...
After our surreal walk down memory lane, we stopped at the Gastón y Daniela showroom, located in a lovely...
Jesús Garabieta, the company's head designer, points to another updated version of an old favorite—Telares.
Upon closer inspection, my fellow tour attendee, Metropolis editor Avinash Rajogapal, declared the work "very meta".
We watched as Garabieta unfurled a few of his favorite designs from the archives.
We stopped by Cubinya, a nearly 100-year-old company located within a meticulously restored Moderisme building by...
It's no secret that Spain has amazing tile.
A shot of the ceiling showcases the room's original and restored decorative elements, from the hand-painted ceiling to...
One of the highlights of the trip as been the opportunity to catch the last day of the exhibition Mariscal en la...
The exhibition is housed within Antoni Gaudi's famous building La Pedrera, or Casa Milà, which is an UNESCO World...
Mariscal's furniture designs for the postmodern Memphis design and architecture group, created in the early 1980s,...
Another Mariscal classic—the Alessandra armchair, designed for Moroso in 1995.
A collection of the designer's illustrated magazine covers, from The New Yorker to Valencia's Diseño Gráfico,...
One of my favorite pieces in the showroom was also one of the most recently introduced—the 2010 Scantling floor lamp by...
We capped our tour of the showroom with an impressive spread of Catalan specialties—Jamón ibérico, pan y tomate,...
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