Here we bring you the latest news happening around the island – from new openings to top events whether you live here all year or just visit from time-to-time – stay in the know with what’s going on Mallorca. This autumn’s news is all related to Home & Décor and includes Edificam’s new headquarters, the new showroom at Espacio Home Design as well as abcMallorca’s recently finished office.
Mallorca designers present their work in LondonUnder the title “Made in Mallorca”, five Mallorcan companies presented their design and craftsmanship at the London Design Fair in September. Companies included Contain (lighting design), 2 Monos (interior design), Huguet (tiling) as well as Teixits Riera and Teixits Vicens (both textile suppliers). The Balearic vice-president was also present at the show. A total of 550 exhibitors from 36 countries were represented. Photo by Andrés Fraga Perez
New minimalist bar opensFriends Jaume, Carlos and Joan have opened a new minimalist bar called El Bandarra on C/ de Can Brondo. A sleek horseshoe design centres the space where diners can enjoy typical Spanish cuisine “presented in a whole new way.” The interior is sleek and smooth, which will suit those after a little respite from the busy Paseo del Borne. Opening hours are 2–4pm and 7–11pm Tuesday–Saturday. Cocktails are recommended on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.
First zero-energy officeThe construction company Edificam has opened a new headquarters in Polígono de Son Bugadelles to celebrate what is the first zero-energy building on the island.
Edificam has kept its mission statement clear from the start: “to build to create life.” They believe this new office will offer a cool, creative environment for its workers, particularly since its facilities use 100% renewable energy. It is hoped that this is the first of many zero-energy buildings built on the island, in support of making Mallorca more sustainable. Read more
FNAC moves to PalmaThe established retail giant FNAC is set to open in Palma this winter, the French company has publicly confirmed. The department store specialises in modern entertainment, electrical appliances, merchandising, books, music and videos. It is the first brand of its kind in Mallorca and will be found at one of the most popular addresses on C/ Sant Miquel. FNAC hopes their new move will take the Christmas shopping season by storm.
Set design by Pedro AlmodóvarThe set design on Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria) features furniture from the director’s own apartment. For the filmmaker, set design is just as important for the authenticity of the film as the actors themselves. Fans of Almodóvar’s work will enjoy spotting his private collection – whether it be paintings, cabinets or lighting, there is something to look out for in every scene. Impressive performances from Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz make Pain and Glory definitely worth a watch. Find it on Netflix, You Tube or Google Play.
Mediterranean elegance at Espacio Home DesignEspacio Home Design has a new showroom on C/ Sant Feliu which promises plenty of inspiration for those looking to give their home added wow factor. Their interiors range from open-plan kitchens to bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes and elegant bathrooms. Only the finest materials have been used to create a soft and natural ambience, which is inspired by the natural Mediterranean light. Well worth a visit for those looking to create a space of rest and relaxation in their home. Read more
Christmas lights for Black FridayWalk through the streets of Palma, look up and you will already see them. Street by street, Palma’s Christmas lights are being put up around trees, plazas and between shops. This early preparation is for the Christmas lights switch-on which will take place in Paseo del Borne on 28th November – the day before Black Friday. Crowds will gather at 7pm to watch the city light up with festive cheer.
Old Town welcomes new boutique hotelAnother boutique hotel has opened its doors in old town Palma. The Hotel Basilica is a former 18th century manor house with impressive round arches and high ceilings with wooden beams. It has been restored to its original structure while incorporating modern facilities including sound insulation, high-speed technology and contemporary design. Walk up onto the roof terrace and you’ll find a beautiful pool with views overlooking the old town.
abcMallorca opens new creative officeabcMallorca has recently been carrying out an interior design project of its own with the opening of a new office in the Old Town of Palma. The project – managed by editor Helen Cummins – promises a new creative space for her production team to work in. Helen hopes that through light furnishings and bright tones, her abcMallorca writers, designers and photographers will feel relaxed and inspired. Passers-by will be able to see the team at work as they walk past C/ de Sant Jaume 17, and are more than welcome to pop in and say hello. Read more
Step back in timeThe Centre Cultural Can Balaguer is hosting an exhibition entitled La Casa Posible (The Possible House), that aims to reflect the evolution of Palma’s stately homes. 350 pieces from different historical interiors have been recreated to represent styles from 16th to 20th century. Most of the pieces in the exhibitions come from collections such as those at Can Balaguer and Can Morell. Nearly 250 objects have been restored thanks to the work of local specialists. The Mayor of Palma has remarked that through this exhibition, “Palma’s cultural heritage has been given a voice.” It is free to enter and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm, Sundays and holidays from 10am to 3pm.
Form, structure and the mindCCA Andratx presents a new exhibition by Swedish artist Joakim Eneroth entitled Whispering Void. Through his use of levitating sculptures, 3D hologram photos and meditation art, Eneroth explores the nature of thinking and perception. The exhibition will run until March 2020 and promises an innovative play on form and structure. Eneroth has received numerous international awards and has been exhibited in major museums such as the Tate Modern (London), Brooklyn Museum of Art (New York), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), MEP (Paris), Deichtorhallen (Hamburg) and many more.
Individual interior worlds“Each of us are a different world and need our own space to fit,” says interior designer Marga Comas. After years of living abroad completing projects on a variety of scales, Marga has now opened her own studio on C/ Tous I Maroto in Palma. From creating a full floor plan to advising on lighting, tone and furnishings, the interior architect offers a wealth of design ideas for your home.
The Home & Dècor scene on Mallorca is always changing, full of exciting new projects and openings that implement the latest design trends from in and outside Spain. Designers from all around the world come to Mallorca to push their creative boundaries and try something new. Interested to read more about Home & Dècor on Mallorca? See all the latest design projects and reformations here.