Palau Güell: A Look at Furniture
“Palau Güell: A Look at Furniture” is a permanent exhibition situated on the bedroom floor, which is integrated into the visit of the Palace. When visiting the children’s rooms you get to see the original furniture that decorated the Palace when the Güell family lived there. The collection includes as well some ‘Modernisme’ furniture owned by Barcelona Provincial Council (Diputació de Barcelona)
The exhibition is divided in two areas: “The Güell family decor” and “The interior designers of Modernisme“, both belonging to the main periods of the building. The first, when Eusebi Güell and his familiy were living here; the second, when it passed to the Barcelona Provincial Council in 1945 and became a center of vindication of Gaudí and Catalan Modernisme. During this period were compiled many pieces form the main cabinetmakers and furniture decorators of the time.
During the Palau’s opening hours
Included in the ticket price
The exhibition has a catalogue that can be purchased at the Palau Güell shop (located in the same building) or at the virtual bookshop of the Diputació de Barcelona (Av. Diagonal 393).
The texts in this catalogue are by the art historian and critic and member of the Reial Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi, Josep Casamartina i Parassols. The photographs of the pieces are by Jordi Puig, author of some forty books on photography. The Association for the Study of Furniture has carried out a historical-artistic study of the pieces of furniture collected, which provides information on the original decoration of the building and gives visibility to the authors of Art Nouveau.