177 Kensington

      This shrine to 20th-century furniture is a constantly shifting Aladdin’s cave, filled with elegant shapes and clean lines. Open since 2002, 177 Kensington is tucked away on Calle Paris, just one block from Diagonal Avenue. The owner Cristina Cañardo, a former design student, gradually became drawn to 1950s furniture and decided to share her passion for all things vintage by buying and selling objects from her Barcelona base. From its narrow staircase entrance, 177 Kensington opens out into an airy basement space. Here authentic vintage pieces sit alongside modern artworks and reissued design classics, such as Cassina’s steel and leather Le Corbusier couch. It’s not unusual to see a '60s Italian coffee table or a pair of Pierre Paulin armchairs rubbing shoulders with sleek 70s lamps and colourful contemporary glassware and ceramics. Kensington’s continual cycle of renewal means that no two visits are ever the same.Show lessRead more

    C/ París 177 , Barcelona


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    L5,L3 (Diagonal)

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