I was invited to tour the Kettal headquarter offices in Barcelona along with their manufacturing plant in a small coastal town about an hour away. It was such a fabulous trip! Kettal is a family business that was established in Europe in 1964 to design and manufacture luxury timeless outdoor furniture for both home and commercial use. All the Kettal products are carefully handmade, one piece at a time. I was impressed by the meticulous production process, attention to detail, and superior craftsmanship. Kettal only uses eco-friendly paint and wood that is protected under Perhutani certification. What also amazed me is the fascinating art room that boasts the expansive art collection Kettal’s founder has collected over the years. As a result of its passion for art and as a design headquarters, Kettal has established the Alorda-Derksen Foundation in Barcelona, a new international point of reference in contemporary art.
After two full days of beautiful design and unique art, it was time to explore the vibrant city of Barcelona. The top must-do on my list was a visit to The Segrada Familia, Antonio Gaudi’s emblematic temple. The construction started in1882 and is scheduled to be completed in 2026. This masterpiece truly embodies Gaudi’s sense of functionalism, organic architecture, abstract art, and simply pure genius.
A trip to Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without getting my fill of the delicious tapas and vi (wine in Catalan). My Kettal friends took me to some fun tapas bars where I enjoyed a variety of exquisite local tapas and some excellent wine. It was a true gastronomical feast!
The Boma collection, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Kettal, was born from the need of high performances of outdoor environment, without sacrificing the increasing demand for comfort that new products have to face.