Los Quatro Gatos
BODY: new frame from premium quality mahogany wood, treated with wood stain and beeswax
FABRIC: heavy Japanese cotton, hand dyed by Jezzroom
DIMENSIONS in cm:
seat diameter: 40
SGD 450 each
Give us a shout if you want to buy more than one. We will give you a DISCOUNT!
Los Quatro Gatos (The Four Cats in English) is a pretty old café in the Gothic area of Barcelona. It was inspired by a French café “The Black Cat” where Pe Romeu, the founder, had previously worked. The name of the place referred to a lovely Catalan expression meaning “only a few people” describing someone who is a bit strange, or an outsider. Pe Romeo’s friend, an artist Ramon Casas, created his famous painting to decorate the place, where he depicted himself and Pe Romeo on a Tandem. The inscription on the painting says: “To ride a bike, you can’t go with your back straight.” Ramon meant that if you want to make a progress or something big, you must break the tradition. He was a modernist. Another friend of Pe Romeu, who never rode a bike with his back straight, was Pablo P. He held his first solo exhibition in the café at the age of 17, in 1899.