Merc&Cia: muebles y proyectos de decoracion [trans. from Spanish: furniture and decoration projects]
Merc & Cia describes itself as ‘born from an idea’ that of creating a space a ‘romantic idea’ of a market, a souk in which one can rummage through.
Comprising of an eclectic mix of collected pre-loved furniture and objects, they have; sale on consignment pieces, items from countries such as India, Turkey and China, restored furniture for re-sale and a catalogue range of ‘made to order’ rustic styled furniture, finished to reproduce antique and rustic furniture from bygone eras.
Furniture is available for rental and they state on their website that their furniture has been placed in both corporate offices and on film sets for movies produced by such people as Woody Allen and Almodóvar.
Personally I did not warm to the entire range and even in some cases I admit I felt slightly ambivalent. Yes, there are some really beautiful pieces if you are discerning and willing to spend the time, but for me the new furniture range produced to have the antique or rustic ‘look’ in many cases on closer inspection didn’t quite ‘pull it off’.
Carrer de Còrsega, 299, 08008, Barcelona