Koetania KOETANIA-interior generalC/Blai 28 Koetania is a jewellery shop like no other. First of all it’s not just a shop but a showroom and also a workshop, you can see the owners and jewellers Marta and Daniel at work, designing and creating their beautiful pieces. Collaborating with other local jewellers allows Koetania to offer different collections and therefore appeal to a wide range of tastes. Another thing with makes this a very special place is the fact that you can be involved in the creation process of your own piece of jewellery. Marta and Daniel thought the involvement of the client was the most natural thing in the world but actually not many other places were doing it. At Koetanis however you can beKOETANIA-interior taller part of the whole process, whether it’s to create something for that special someone or just to make a piece of jewellery that you’ve always dreamt of for yourself. Add to that the monthly exhibition of more artistic creative jewellery showing the inspirations of a different jeweller and the outcome of that inspiration. Koetania really is a gem (pardon the pun!) giulia 3Giulia C/Tapiòles 30 The space that Giulia occupies in Poble Sec is at once a shop, a studio and a workshop for recycled and reworked furniture. Her philosophy is to ‘reinterpret, restore, transform, and create original pieces with new uses. The old and used find new life through recycled materials and colourful textures.’ Most of her clients are looking for that special, unique piece to transform a room. Giulia also offers a service involving collecting old, worn out furniture guiliafrom shops, homes and businesses and transforming them into something new. Fancy turning a hand to that old chair or table yourself? Then look no further, Giulia also offers basic workshops in restoring wood and decorative techniques. Taller Sañudo sañudo 3Poble Espanyol, Av. Francesc Ferrer I Guàrdia 13, When people think of Spain many things can spring to mind. For me one of those things is leather and beautiful leatherwork, be it bags or belts, and Taller Sañudo is the perfect place to see this beautiful craft come to life. A family business, Taller Sañudo incorporates the shop with their workshop, allowing visitors to see how the bags, belts and other leather pieces are made. Pedro and Julian, the father and son team, are passionate about the whole process, from start to finish, and therefore each piece is special, handmade, and unique. They handcraft sañudo 2each product, experimenting with design and colour. Taller Sañudo also has a gallery area showcasing more creative aspects of leatherwork including statues and beautiful leather pieces to hand and display in the home. This allows Julian and Pedro a more artistic outlet whilst allowing them to hone their craft. If the smell of real leather sends you giddy (as it does to me, I admit) and your heart longs for a unique, handcrafted piece, then Taller Sañudo in Poble Espanyol is most certainly the place to go. Lusema & Vega luesmavega 2Poble Espanyol, Av. Francesc Ferrer I Guàrdia 13, Lusema & Vega is a place where a chef’s dreams come to life. I’m not talking about food though, but ceramics and glassware. Lusema & Vega during the past 10 years have created the plates, dishes and bowls of the world’s best restaurants, notably El Bullí, Tickets and the best restaurant in the world at the moment; El Celler de Can Roca. They have worked closey with the chefs to create solutions and find the best way to present what is among thluesmavegae most incredible food on the planet. Their workshop can be found in a reproduction of a church in Poble Espanyol, and their creations are so simply beautiful that they deserve to be worshipped. Working mainly with glass and inspired by nature and ‘the beautiful abstract’ these Barcelona trained designers have won national and international awards for their creations and have exhibited all over the world including at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Lusema & Vega also work with architects, designers, decorators and businesses, finding solutions and always creating stunning pieces. PotxiKids C/ Vallespir 43 Potxikids is a colourful children’s shop selling clothes, toys and presents in the heart of the neighbourhood of Sants. It was launched in by the Catalan designers Potxibb who specialise in original and modern children’s fashion. Alongside their own brand you can find other brands, mainly of European origin, who adhere to Potxikids policy of bright, colourful original clothes for your little ones! This policy also extends to the fun and natural games, gift items and accessories they sell. Apart from all this Poitxikids has something very special, a little play area where they organise fun workshops, talks and activities for the entire family. Mums, Dads and kids who are weary from shopping can also use the area to rest or play.


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