I really admire IKEA from a business perspective, there is a reason this company has become a global monopolist in household furnishings. However, there is a whole big design world outside the Swedish giant, and today I want to share with you 7 Spanish furniture retailers that can help you make sure that your home doesn’t look like an IKEA catalog.
Valencia-based artisanal makers of wood furniture bring out the best of untreated sustainable wood. Their designs are fresh, youthful and reasonably priced. Besides, they are easily customizable with wood dye.
A fast-growing Spanish retailer, which counts with 5 shops in the province of Barcelona alone and offers a wide range of Nordic, colonial and Mid Century Modern style products.
Really Nice Things
This Valencia-based retailer offers a wide range of furniture, which is anything but boring, and very fun and quirky decor, including the lamps by Seletti and the already iconic ‘Wink’ lamps by Masquespacio, a Spanish creative design agency I did a post about last year. The Neon Cat lamps are available in several different colours, and yours truly is a proud owner of the white one from the image below.
France-born Sylvain Wils settled down in Sevilla and founded Misterwils. Their self-defined style proposal is a mix of Wabi Sabi, Japandi, Art Decó, Mid Century, Industrial, Nordic and Exotic. Misterwils‘ products have a lot of character, so no wonder that the company has an impressive portfolio of HoReCa projects.
A multi-brand (and multi-language!) furniture and lifestyle e-shop, founded by four female interior designers and architects from Andalusia, offers a carefully curated selection of national and European brands with a strong Nordic influence. Although my collage suggests the opposite, it’s not all black & white, there are a lot of pastels, and don’t miss their collection of wooden and rattan bedheads.
India & Pacific
Do you want your place to feel like a beach house with a lot of wood, bamboo, rattan, linen and other natural fibers? Or maybe you have an actual beach house to furnish? In any case, this shop offers a selection of vintage, and especially, colonial and tropical style furnishings oozing the away-from-the-city tranquility. Also, don’t miss their selection of original vintage and antique pieces from China.
If you live in Barcelona, Girona and Madrid, India & Pacific have physical shops in your cities. In Barcelona the address is Passatge de Mercader, 16.
The Catalan online shop had expanded into France, Italy and Portugal before opening the first brick-and-mortar showroom in Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal, exposing original furniture and home decor from Kave Home designers. High trends for an affordable price.