Barcelona by Design
Published: February 2011
By Andrew Ferren
At one end of the city’s tony Passeig de Gràcia, the newly emerging Carrer Séneca area is a treasure trove of colorful boutiques, chic ateliers, and haute tables.
This stylish shop stocks Delgado’s signature bold-hued shifts as well as her separates and knits. 21 Carrer de Minerva; 34/93-415-9998; lydiadelgado.es.
Barcelona’s sophisticated set comes for the classic Catalan fare, such as fluffy buñuelos de bacalao (cod fritters) and Iberian suckling pig, served on a garden terrace. 20 Carrer Séneca; 34/93-218-9222; lunch for two $120.
A well-curated collection of products for tots—custom furniture; whimsical light fixtures; playful floral-print suitcases—are hand-picked by French émigrçe Murielle Bressan. 9 Carrer Séneca; 34/93-368-6335; nobodinoz.com/shop.
Flowy 1970’s vintage caftans and cocktail dresses share the racks with Cucharada’s own line of handmade leather bags and accessories. 15 Carrer de la Riera de Sant Miquel; 34/93-237-8093; cucharadabcn.blogspot.com.
Galería Miquel Alzueta
Set in a former basement car-repair shop, the loftlike gallery showcases cuttingedge international and Spanish artists such as local painter Miguel Macaya. 9–11 Carrer Séneca; 34/93-238-9750; galeriamiquelalzueta.com.
Known for his discerning eye, art and antiques dealer Albert Martí Palau sells 16th-century Spanish furniture and just opened a gallery of rare prints by Spain’s modern and old masters, including Francisco de Goya. 1 Carrer de Grácia; 34/93-237-6158; palauantiguitats.com.
Two spacious floors house Midcentury Modern furniture and lighting, plus glass objets d’art. Look for curvaceous wooden chairs by Danish designer Hans Wegner. 8 Carrer Séneca; 34/65-069-1290.