What makes Barcelona a special city?
Adolfo Abejón is an industrial designer and a true thinker, he is a perfectionist and is constantly searching for new ideas. He believes that life will end up being a continuous experience of design and that's the reason why he tries to bring his work closer to that experience. His self-productions and limited series are characterized by that special and exclusive value that is given to unique pieces, making them much more valued. Perhaps because of this, due to the influence of Fine Arts and his inherent way of doing things, we can observe a certain sculptural presence that acquire his designs over time.
I always say that I’m not sure if I could live in other city. We have amazing weather all year, food is great, and the city also counts with a great design and architecture tradition. It’s an easy going city.
Where would you have breakfast, lunch and dinner?
I would have breakfast in a neighborhood cafeteria, nothing better than a dose of everyday life to start. I would eat at the Monocrom bistro where its dishes with biodynamic vegetables and the selection of wines are the most authentic. I would have dinner at Shanghai, their dim sum are out of this world.
I am fascinated by the portals and buildings of Sebastian Bach and Bori i Fontestà streets built around the 70’s.
What does Barcelona have that you have not found in other cities?
How accessible it is. I think it’s hard to get lost.
What do you miss in Barcelona?
I miss more and better art exhibits.
You don’t know the city if you have not been at… ?
Streets Sebastian Bach, Bori i Fontestà and all nearby streets, including La Diagonal. I am fascinated by the portals and buildings of that area built around the 70s, such as the Winterthur Building and the Watch Tower.
We want to thank Adolfo Abejón the time he has dedicated for this interview. You can know more about him and his work by visiting adolfoabejon.com.