CB’s summer holidays
We had two short breaks this summer, one in Barcelona and one in Lisbon. Fortunately there’s plenty of modular happening in both cities. In Barcelona, we first headed to Hangar.org a kind of sorts centre which is the home of Befaco. Unfortunately they were all at Tokyo festival of modular so we didn’t get to meet them. Looks like a cool place though.
Undeterred, we headed North to the leafy suburbs of barrio de Gràcia to hunt down Knobshop, Barcelona’s only modular specialist.
We found it on a quiet backstreet. It looked closed, but when we tapped lightly on the roller shutter, the door flung open and out popped Julio.
He welcomed us in and we chatted about…..yes, modular. He’s a really nice guy who runs a nice little shop which you should seek out if you’re in the vicinity.
Our next summer destination was Lisbon, as my daughter has married a Portuguese guy who’s from there.
We spent a week there so had plenty of time to visit ADDAC system who are based there.
Their offices are close to the central train station on the 3rd floor of an old Lisbon warehouse. We met the boss and designer Andre Goncalves and of course stuffed our case full of ADDAC modules to bring back. I also discovered an extremely high quality red wine named after me.