Aritsan Spotlight // Barcelona

More and more, it seems my favorite instagram design muses are coming out of Spain. This summer, we were super lucky to have the opportunity to travel to Barcelona and see some of our most favorite shops IRL. We hope you enjoy an up-close look at these studios, where all pieces are made with love in Spain. 


Iriarte Iriarte bags are designed and handcrafted in Barcelona combining traditional skills with natural materials. They are handsome and timeless, complete with quality finishings and solid brass fittings. While strolling through Plaza Real, you may be lucky enough to catch designer Carolina Iriarte working busily in her studio and crafting the magic that is Iriarte Iriarte.


Designed by Lucía Vergara, these limited edition jewelry designs draw on nature and geometry, resulting in colorful modern totems. To enter this bright design studio is to be surrounded by the creative process - inks + paints cover the work surface with works-in-progress resting on the drying rack. Our favorite perhaps were the giant contour portraits and product illustrations lining the walls alongside shelves stacked with Apres Ski's signature ceramic jewelry.


An artisanal approach and unrivaled attention to detail have earned Rosa Esteva a faithful fashion following. Cortana’s collections feel fresh, wearable, and cooly Mediterranean. All collections are designed and flawlessly crafted in small ateliers in Barcelona. Esteva’s breathtaking shop - located in the L’Eixample district - was expertly designed by ESTEVA I ESTEVA, her father’s archtecture firm.