July 1, 2015

Barcelona ~ Vinçon: La historia

Photos from the Vinçon website

La historia

Casa Ramon Casas, which housed Vinçon, was designed by Antoni Rovira i Rabassa in 1899. There is a video montage of photographs of the amazing building on YouTube (link below). Rabassa ( Barcelona, 1845 - 1919 ) was an architect, academician of the Fine Arts in Barcelona as well as a professor at the School of Architecture. He was the son of the architect Antoni Rovira i Trias. Rabassa graduated on December 20, 1866. Among his buildings include the Casa Ramon Casas, del Paseo de Gracia nº96 and Casa Codina, Passeig de Gracia nº94, both classified as architectural heritage of the city of Barcelona.     

Casa Ramon Casas belonged to painter Ramon Casas i Carbó (Catalan pronunciation: [rəˈmoŋ ˈkazəs]; 4 January 1866 – 29 February 1932). Casas was a Catalan Spanish artist living in his native Barcelona.    

Sala Vinçon was an exhibition oriented graphic and industrial design gallery at Vinçon. It had its origins in the forties and was active for more than a decade on the ground floor of Paseo de Gracia, 96.  

The second stage began in 1973 with an exhibition by Bigas Luna who also cooperated in the Comediants theater group. 

From that date until today they have used the space to artists designers from different countries. The last exhibition was, Workshop d'Artigau a l'studied by Ramon Casas.

photographer unknown 

La tienda Vinçon

(click on any image to see slideshow)

Net links:    
Casa Ramon on YouTube  


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