If you like original home accessories with a Mediterranean look and feel, La Variété in Barcelona is worth a stop.
In the creative neighbourhood Raval, there are many shops to be discovered. One of my favourites is La Variété, because this is the perfect stop for small gifts for friends or a fresh new addition to my own house.
The shop’s name sounds French, and my first impression was a “Provence” summery style of design. But after a chat I discovered that all the products are actually designed by the Catalan owner of the place. Genuine local, and that is something I love. However the materials the use do not come from the local surroundings, they collect them in Thailand. Here they give them a fresh look, converting them into beautifully designed home accessories.
If you’d take a look here, you would see immediately they use only natural materials, like wood and linen. Simple, day-to-day accessories but with a special twist and always inspired by the beauty of nature. That results in a clean, fresh design with bright but soft colors, to bring a bit of that summer and Mediterranean into your own house. A perfect place for original souvenirs or just to spoil yourself. My favourite? The beautiful little wooden flower vases are just the perfect gift, if you’d ask me!
Where: Pintor Fortuny 30, Barcelona
Metro L1, L3 – Pl. Catalunya