Meaning ‘happiness’ in Spanish, La Feliz is the project of couple Patricio Lix Klett and Celeste Bernardini, who – along with their own collection of furniture and lighting – have curated a standout asssortment of homeware and accessories, from some of Buenos Aires’ best contemporary talent, in what has become the city’s hottest design mecca.
The space itself, housed in typical 19th-century Palermitano house, is set over four rooms and is arranged as a mock home complete with living and dining rooms. Designed by the owners themselves, the store’s Pino Tea wooden floors and muted colour scheme do much to highlight the wares, which include pieces from Buenos Aires-based studios, RIES, Taller Posible, Chalé and Oficios Asociados. Outside, the eye-catching façade is clad with metal tiles that are illuminated by a large knitted lamp that hangs on the narrow sidewalk.
From a landscape photo signed by Matías Lix Klett to minimal copper trays, it’s hard to leave this shop empty handed.