Bonavista talks with… Bea Bombí, interior designer and Elvira Gómez, architect
They are the founders and the soul behind the Bombí + Gómez studio, in charge of the interior design of the Girona 34 duplex, a historic building in the Eixample whose interior has been completely redesigned to adapt to modern life. Through its commitment to natural light and large spaces, Girona 34 is a clear exponent of three great qualities of Barcelona: contemporary design, Mediterranean character, and cosmopolitan vocation. “We like to take on each project as if it were a new challenge. We like to create spaces where people feel comfortable and houses that end up being homes”.
In this questionnaire they share their favorite spots in Barcelona, an ideal city for architects and interior designers, for its architecture, design, galleries and museums, and a great shopping offer.
Bea Bombí, interior designer Elvira Gómez, architect
A memory of the Barcelona of your childhood...
The rides on the harbour “golondrinas” and Tibidabo
A recent addition to your list of must-visit addresses...
Baluard, one of the best bakeries in Barcelona
Which is the art gallery that never lets you down?
Projecte SD, Polígrafa and Galeria els Àngels.
A neighborhood for a whole day of shopping
We share two: El Born and Galvany.
A hotel that fascinates you for its interior design
Son Gener in Mallorca by Toni Esteva. Also Santa Clara 1728 in Lisbon by Aires Mateus.
Where to get lost for the best vintage shopping?
We like to get lost in the Poblenou neighborhood, in the streets of Gràcia and in the Sant Antoni Market.
What is your Proust's madeleine? A food that takes you back to your childhood
Lentils with chorizo
The perfect Sunday plan
A walk in the sun, reading, a good meal and a siesta (nap).
A typical restaurant to take your friends from another country to
Hermanos Torres restaurant to enjoy a gastronomic and architectural experience at the same time. Sensa Pressa highly recommended for its chickpeas with espardenyes (sea cucumbers) and most of the restaurants of the Grupo Tragaluz.
An ethnic restaurant that transports you to another country
El Koryo, a Korean restaurant in the Sant Gervasi district.
Can you name an establishment in the Eixample that has gained over the years?
The grocery store Múrria in Roger de Llúria. a part of the Eixample that we love!
And a new establishment in the Eixample that has conquered you.
The quality you value most in a person
Honesty and loyalty.
The quality you value most in a building
Serenity and integration.
The quality you value most in the duplex you have designed in Girona34?
The combination of elegance and timelessness.
Who are your interior designers-architects of reference?
Charlotte Perriand, Clara Porset, and Alvar and Aino Aalto.
An adjective with which you would like your studio to be described?
What we like the most is that the client is satisfied and in terms of style that we create spaces that radiate serenity.
The most solvable route for a cultural and creative plan in Barcelona
Where will we find you if you make a weekend getaway?