A while ago, Jean-Antoine and Nicolas decided that Barcelona could, as far as lifestyle goes, easily challenge other cities such as New York or Berlin by opening a real concept store. No sooner said than done. The former garage on Aragó 287 is now a multi-space and a meeting point for lovers of men’s fashion (soon there’ll be women’s fashion, too), contemporary photography, gastronomy and good coffee. This new concept store could as well be in Williambsburg or Kreuzberg, with that industrial air afforded by the elements of the former garage, such as glassware and gates, though mixed with the warmth given by wood and an incredible display of plants.
Passed the outdoor tables that welcome guests into Wer-Haus and its vertical garden, there is the first compartments of this multi-space, the art gallery devoted to contemporary photo exhibitions. The exhibition opening Wer-Haus coincides with the presentation of the latest work of photographer Antonio Xoubanova: A Small Universe, introducing the imagination of the artist in 2.5 seconds -the totaling of all the images of his book- and 10 linear street meters. There is also a wonderful selection of art books in general and of photography in particular, so necessary in a city orphaned of this type of initiative. We owe everything happening in this space to Dani, its alma mater.
The exhibition opening Wer-Haus coincides with the presentation of the latest work of photographer Antonio Xoubanova
Down the hall there’s the cafe and restaurant to have breakfast, sandwiches and homemade cakes that mutate into sophisticated tapas and a careful selection of wines from 17:00 pm until closing at 21:00. Brazilian chef Celio Strapazzolli is still experimenting with the definite menu of the place, to be announced in about a month. We promise we’ll keep you informed.
As for clothes, there you’ll find basics by Sunspel or Polish firm MISBHV, as well as Etude Studio -that originally skate brand that turned into a streetwear label with more graphics. There are also more sophisticated labels like CMMN, from Sweden, or Petrus Marius and Lemaire from Belgium. More things: accessories made in Germany by pb010010. It is said that Raff Simons and adidas will also be available, as well as a necessary women’s collection, with labels such as ACNE. Wer Haus also offers a small selection of magazines, including Hero, Dazed, and Another.
- Address: C/d'Aragó, 287
- Timetable: L Cerrado ı M-S 08:30-21:00 ı D Cerrado
- Phone: (+34) 605 14 09 40
- Type: Multidisciplinary space
- Website: http://wer-haus.com/