Nuovum, for accessories created by Barcelona’s hottest young design talent
Article updated 28 August, 2019.
If you're looking for something unique, created by a local designer, to take home with you, then Nuovum is the place to find it!
metro: Liceu (L3)
Pintor Fortuny 30
Monday-Saturday 11am-2.30pm and 4pm-8.30pm
€25 - €500
to discover up-and-coming design talent
Nuovum is an original concept store, featuring pieces from some of Barcelona’s hottest young designers, selected and arranged by José, the self-professed “man with the beard”. The shop, which combines Nordic influences with a very “Barcelonian” flavour, opened in 2014 in the Raval quarter, where it rubs shoulders with Grey Street, Carolina Blue, La Variété and Lantoki.
You won’t get to meet the designers themselves, but you’ll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy their cutting-edge, high-fashion creations, under the watchful eye of José himself.
Nuovum, a space for young designers
Nuovum started out in February 2013 as an online store, selling clothing and individually-selected, unique objects.
The range of attractive pieces on display forms a coherent whole. The range of products on offer is selected from little-known brands created by up-and-coming designers, who wouldn’t necessarily have the means to open a shop of their own to showcase their work.
Following the success of his online venture, José slowly moved into non-digital retail, first by contributing to a number of pop-up stores. In 2014, he opened his own, permanent boutique.
For reasons of space, the range of products on offer in the shop is slightly more limited than in the online version (particularly in terms of womenswear). There’s still plenty to choose from, though! 80% of the designers featured by Nuovum are from Barcelona, whilst the remainder are based in other towns and cities across Spain (Madrid, Bilbao, etc.).
Nuovum: a very stylish beehive
Instead of traditional shelving, José chose a wooden “honeycomb” arrangement to present his wares. The shop itself is intended to be a form of hive, filled with “design honey” collected from all over the city, and in constant evolution.
The products on offer include jewellery, bags and top-quality shoes, polo shirts and sweatshirts, posters, stationery and decorative items (lamps, mugs, etc.). It’s all original, so whether you’re looking for a present for a friend or a treat for yourself, you’re sure to make an impact!
- Nuovum is open Monday to Saturday, 11am – 2.30pm and 4pm – 8.30pm.
- Prices are from around €25 to around €500, with most articles in the €40 – €120 range.
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