Sauntering the gorgeous rooms of Rialto Living, I picture myself in one of the contemporary Mallorcan country houses hiding behind beautifully restored tanques, the drywalls of natural stone in the rural parts of the island. A rather conservative chic, eclectic, extravagant, and quite pricey. Drifting through Rialto is always a pleasure, whether it’s the fashion department, the furniture or lifestyle section. Other than the mono brand stores that are more and more dominating Borne and Jaume III, Rialto offers a variety of very finely selected brands, some of them popular, others precious. I always love to stop by when I’m in the neighborhood, just to see what’s new.
The store, which has been beautifully renovated and expanded recently, is named after its predecessor, the former Rialto movie theater. Today, Rialto Living compares to nothing else: its main focus is on interior design – along with a great choice of carpets, fabrics, and the whole scale of original Farrow & Ball colors. But you also find an extraordinary mix of clothes for men and women, of accessories and coffee table books. And if you are looking for something you don’t even know you were looking for, you are likely to find it right here.
Rialto Living also hosts a cafe in a stunning atrium and frequent exhibitions of contemporary art. The current exhibition of pictures by Maria Adlersson is called „Lazy Days“. The Swedish artist who lives in both Palma and Stockholm perfectly captures the mood of Rialto’s visitors in her work – large formats, mostly, but also some nice smaller pieces. She mixes abstract with figurative elements, works with different technics and media – and invites the viewers to contemplate their own lazy days.