Founded in November 2015,Side Gallery works with international design of the twentieth century, as well as contemporary design. Its exhibitions and collection have a predominant Latin American focus.


The gallery establishes a dialogue between Latin American historical design from countries such as Brasil, Mexico, or Venezuela, primarily concentrating on the work of Oscar Niemeyer, Geraldo de Barros, Lina Bo Bardi, Luis Barragán, Antonio Bonet and Joaquim Tenreiro, with a special sensibility for Spanish and Italian design of the past century and rare pieces by relevant architects worldwide.


Committed to innovation and tradition, the gallery collects, preserves, and promotes modern and contemporary design, whilst exploring ideas across cultures through curatorial initiatives and collaborations.

The gallery’s space in Barcelona is located in the beach district of Poblenou and sited in a 19th century factory, formerly occupied by Italian pasta company Magin Quer (Maggi). The building is a unique example of industrial architecture in the neighbourhood, now home to the city’s art, design and architectural life.


The Spanish architect Guillermo Santomà transformed the former factory into a seven hundred square meters exhibition space, significantly expanding the gallery’s capacity to show within the city. The vast conversion preserves and exposes the structural features of the historic building, whilst simultaneously creating a contemporary dialogue through the construction of a concrete pavilion and a tropical garden within the gallery.

As well as exhibiting rare historic pieces from the Side Gallery’s collection, the space will host site specific interventions, guest curators and special exhibitions, alongside seminars and meetings between professionals and collectors.