Well…I’m back in New York after spending several weeks traveling abroad and shopping for the showroom. Before the trip fades away in my memory, I want to share different parts of my trip with you.
From New York I went to Spain, and my first stop was in Barcelona where I made a pilgrimage to see the Barcelona Pavilion. This incredible space was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain.
It was quite an experience. Mies’ talent and his design’s timeless quality makes this pavilion one of the most incredible pieces of architecture that exists. It epitomizes what contemporary design is all about. He plays with texture and pattern between different marbles, reflective steel, and clear and frosted glass. He also thought a lot about how light plays in the reflecting pond. The simplicity of one beautiful piece of bronze sculpture floating in space is quite amazing. It’s a sculpture by Georg Kolbes, and is named Dawn. I got chills just standing there and taking in the space. If there was ever a temple built for modernity, this is it.
Below are pictures I took of the pavilion. Enjoy!