Name  Maņach (shop) 
Street  Carrer de Ferran 57 
Place  Barcelona 
Country  Spain 
Built  1911 
Designed  1911 
Type  shop 
Photos by  Studio Agram 
Reference  Josep M.Jujol 54
J. M. Jujol by ir R. Saariste and ir V. Ligtelijn  
Description  Gaudí put the industrialist and retailer of security devices, Pere Maņach, in touch with Jujol. Maņach was very taken with Jujol's work on the first floor of Casa Milā and asked him to remodel the shop he had just bought. Jujol made four versions of the facade, keeping the wooden 'frame' the same in each. The shop front was an asymmetrical collage of polygons, with a hexagonal, bulging display window as the eye-catcher. The name of the house was painted in the frieze - a lumpy mass of plaster. The shop was lit by a dozen embedded, chalice-like lamps. In the interior, the inviolability of the shop's wares - keys, safes and strongboxes - was decontextualized, by placing the goods in a hallucinating setting. Jujol himself said that the interior of the shop was intended to recall the crackle of fireworks. The Maņach shop is one of the most independent and most impressive designs Jujol ever made.