The one thing about Barcelona that never ceases to amaze me is, its ability to hide the greatest treasures in plain sight. On a busy street, in the Raval, behind a tin door is the entrance to Barcelona’s most forward thinking design shop AMATO SOLE.
While most designers have felt the pinch and have not been able to produce their own pieces, AMATO SOLE is changing the way furniture is designed, produced and consumed with a back to basis approach which is both stylish and budget conscious.
While the thought of recycled design usually congers up images of Design School end-of-term projects. However the design team of Annamaria Amato (Archiect & Refurbisher) & Ramón Solé (Industrial Designer) have taken over an entire warehouse and have converted the space into their Showroom/Home.
With an entire range of flea-market finds, they put an emphasis on handmade designs which are both practical yet stylish. Their showroom covers all aspects of home designs from Ramon’s amazing designer lamps, to Anna’s recyled windows that get a second chance thanks to the AMATO SOLE touch.
At their recent monthly event which showcases up and coming artists, I got the load-down on their upcoming projects from vintage desks to original iron chairs exclusively designed in-house.
Their unique dining tables and benches are among the pieces which stand out. In times where home design is is limited to Swedish mass produced furniture, Amato Sole give buyers a chance to purchase their unique designs for a fraction of what most industrial designers charge for similar pieces.
Their love for materials textures and finishes comes through loud and clear with the amount of passion they put into every handmade piece. Fall into the world of Amato Sole and your home or office will never be the same.
Amato Sole – Furniture & Design
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