I was recently showing my friends Steve and Anne, visiting from the UK, around the lower section of the Vila de Gràcia area just off Avinguda Diagonal, when we came across a local, independently owned furniture design store AOO Barcelona
One of Steve’s passions is designing and making timber furniture, so this store appealed to the designer and craftsman in him.
If you’re fascinated by the ‘nuts and bolts’ of furniture design and good craftsmanship then this store offers a range of cleverly and predominantly locally designed, handmade, timber furniture.
AOO; an Acronym for: Altrescoses [Catalan translated: other things] Otrascosas [Spanish translated: other things] and Otherthings, is a small furniture company from Barcelona established in 2013 by Oriol Villar and Marc Morro.
The store showcases a collection of their own furniture designs and also a selection of objects from different places and brands that in their words “we love”.
BRAVO STOOL – DESIGNED BY BIG-GAME
Bravo, handmade in Lleida, is a simple yet sturdy stool with a handle in the middle. Its strong ash wood structure makes it very robust while its generous rounded edges make it both comfortable and pleasing to the eye. Bravo comes flat packed and is easy to assemble. It is a perfect companion for the kitchen or a tapas bar.
PEPITU DECKCHAIR – DESIGNED BY MARC MORRO
Varnished beech/dyed acrylic and nylon handmade in Lleida and Barcelona
RATTAN CHAIR COLLECTION – DESIGNED BY MIGUEL MILÁ
‘The aspect of things is very important. A chair, for example, spends many more hours empty than occupied’ Miguel Milá [Designer]
Varnished rattan chairs handmade in Valencia.
Address: 8 Sèneca Street, Gracia, BCN, 08006