A design giant some 70 years old, Vinçon steadily expanded its stylish premises through a rambling Moderniste house that was once the home and studio of the Art Nouveau artist Ramón Casas. It stocks everything from letter openers to Eames furniture, and has an interesting front-of-house section for chic, locally made knickknacks. If you can tear your eyes away from all the design, seek out the spectacular Moderniste fireplace on the first floor (in reality the furniture
department) designed in wild Art Nouveau exuberance with a gigantic hearth in the form of a stylized face. The back terrace, used as a setting for outdoor furniture, is a cool respite and a breath of fresh air with views up to the next-door rooftop warriors of Gaudí's Casa Milà.