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Antiga Casa Figueras-Passtiseria Escribà

Antoni Ros i Güell
Barcelona (1873) - Badalona (1954)

In 1902 Jaume Figueras commissioned Antoni Ros, a painter and scenic artist, to decorate his shop, which manufactured and sold pasta. A whole team of artists worked with Ros, including the sculptor Lambert Escaler, the glaziers Rigalt & Granell and Mario Maragliano for the mosaics. The façade is a magnificent example of the integration of the different decorative arts, with its diversity of volumes and finishes: stone, symbolist sculptural relief, mosaics, leaded windows and wrought-iron. In 1986 the shop was taken over and restored by the reputed Escribà bakers.

Currently Pastisseria Escribà, a cake shop with an elaborate Modernista decoration by Antoni Ros i Güell (1902), with an abundance of mosaics, stucco, wrought iron, stained glass and wooden furniture in chocolate colour.

Actions on Modernista Heritage City Council Programme Barcelona, posa’t guapa (Barcelona, get pretty)

Restoration of exterior façades.

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The Barcelona Modernisme Route is an itinerary that takes you through the Barcelona of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, the architects who, together with others, made Barcelona the world capital of Modernisme. This Route enables you to get to know thoroughly impressive palatial residences, amazing houses, the temple that has become a symbol of the city and a huge hospital, but it also includes humbler and more everyday buildings and items such as chemists’, shops, lampposts and benches - modernist works which show that Art Nouveau put down strong roots in Barcelona and today Modernisme is still an art that is alive and part of life in the city.

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