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The Barcelona shop has been constantly reshaped as its sales area has expanded and is situated in Passeig de Gràcia in a listed building forming part of Barcelona’s architectural heritage. It was designed by architect Antoni Rovira i Rabassa in 1899 and belonged to painter Ramón Casas.
Around the 50’s, the main floor was occupied by the company Assumption Couture Bastida.More on architecture Store | Contact Vinçon
In 1941 Enrique Levi and Hugo Vinçon founded their first shop in Paseo de Gracia named Enrique Levi, which was later changed to Regalos Hugo Vinçon.
Ties between the Amat family and the business began a year later when Jacinto Amat was hired as a sales assistant.
Since this space was opened works of artist, architects and designers from all around the world are displayed.
Vinçon has been awarded significant prizes over the years.
Vinçon acquired the www.vincon.com domain although we did not launch the website until mid 1998. The design concept was kept simple and functional and has evolved over the years to the point of becoming Vinçon’s second shop. (More about Vinçon)
Since the logo designed by América Sánchez in 1972, the firm's graphic designs have been constantly evolving, its packaging being the most characteristic element.
Vinçon bags are part of the iconography of the city and have become cult objects and collectibles.
George Hardy, Pati Núñez, Mariscal, Juli Capella and Barbara Kruger are some of the professionals that have made this happen.
La Sala Vinçon is an art gallery oriented toward industrial and graphic design. Its origins lie in the 40's and was active for more than a decade on the ground floor of Passeig de Gracia, 96.
The second stage began in 1973 with an exhibition by Bigas Luna in collaboration with the Comediants theatre group.
From that date until today artists as well as designers from alll over the world have used this space.
Those display assemblies which we try to offer pedestrians have two acts and a lot of interpreters. In the first part, the participants are the thousands of people that travel along Passeig de Gràcia daily.
The second part requires more active participation: if there is an interest in the implicit commercial message being conveyed, you have to stop and take a long steady look. Ultimately, it’s not about looping the loop but about seeing things from a different perspective. At least in this case, practice proves that using a bit of poetry in the comercial world is an added asset.
America Sanchez designed a wall calendar for Vinçon in 1975 which has become a cult object. The idea behind it is as clear as its graphics: keep the most necessary and get rid of all the useless detail to keep perfect order.
We do not know whether we will publish the calendar 2016. If you want to be informed in the event that we publish, subscribe to our newsletter.
As the years passed by and almost unintentionally we decided to put a “digital heart” on the sphere’s analogical image and allow access to our pc’s using screen savers.
It’s without a doubt a lot more relaxing than the majority available on the market.
There are always customers that ask us for more and the insinuation came when they said that the same clock would be great on an iPhone or an iPad. We listened and it is now available at the Apple App Store. The result is coherent with the TIME collection. It is neither an alarm clock nor a timer. It only shows the time.
"You might want it on your night table while it charges”.