We were welcomed to the beautiful apartment that overlooks Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona by the very excited toy poodle, Junior, and his owners Jose Antonio, marketing and communications consultant and owner of Super Super bar and Francesc, partner at Manchén Tomas. They partially renovated the apartment to add a twist of their own style to what was originally a tailors house and studio for more than 80 years, the front half being the original office and studio, and the back the home, keeping all the original features and adding clean white walls to show off the couple’s art and design collections.

Jose Antonio is a huge fan of the graphic world, and has a large collection or magazines, prints and artworks. Not to mention the ever growing collection of design pieces and furniture. They told me that not much thought goes into the style of things, but they have a more of a “buy what we like” philosophy.

Jose Antonio was joined for lunch by friends Eva and Nicolas.

In 2013, Jose A Guerrero started a new venture, gastro-bar, Super Super in the El Borne area of Barcelona. A space designed in collaboration with friend Nicolas Markuerkiaga, in which to establish a new business line dedicated to hospitality. With a special selection of wines, spirits and gourmet products, cheese, fish, pickles and hot food; in the same way that the house was designed, Super Super bar represents a mix of influences and references from design and travels, as well as the maximum respect for the architecture of the space.

You can find this story and more pictures of this place at Issue no. 2 of OPENHOUSE magazine.

Photography by Mari Luz Vidal
Text & styling by Andrew Trotter