The catalan Modernism is a distinctive feature of Barcelona. Walking around the city becomes a discover of surprising buildings those have vegetal and animal shapes remind from the Nature, in its decoration. Colored ceramic elements, wrought iron elements worked in stone or glass, all of them made it artistically.

Regularly, the artisans were the hidden creators who actively collaborate with architects such as Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Antoni Gaudí or Domènech i Muntaner. None of the works of the most influential Catalan architects could have been executed without the arduous work of the artisan workshops.

The important contribution of artisans who beautified and refined the architecture it’s a key during the Modernism and Casa de les Punxes is a clear example. In fact, Puig i Cadafalch is a perfect exponent of the idea of ​​the integration of decorative arts so representative in modernist architecture.

In Casa de les Punxes it’s appreciate how the sum of the architect’s work together with all his collaborators is synthesized in a one work of great beauty, both architectural and aesthetic. In this way, we can see stained glass works made by “Amigó Workshop”, rich sculptural pieces made by “Germans Juyol workshop”, the impressive iron work by “Casa Ballarin” and the eloquent hydraulic tiles manufactured by “Pujol i Bausis “.

Definitely, visiting the Casa de les Punxes is also revalue these unknowns representatives of modernism. This topic was very present during the last Coffee Gathering , the value of the artisans works was a subject of discussion very well recognised by the participants at the time to reflect about the modernism.

During the month of March, we will continue every Saturday with the Coffee Gathering sessions in the Guided Tours (Catalan) at 5:00 p.m. The activity offers the possibility of enjoying Casa de les Punxes in a unique way, where the voices of the participants have reserved a special place to share their impressions while they taking a cup of coffee or tea. The activity includes complementary material and it’s realised by a cultural mediator.