Mallorca is known for offering it all with beautiful beaches, chilled out beach clubs, the stunning Tramuntana Mountains, perfect waters for watersports, history and culture in abundance, great shopping in the capital of Palma, not to mention the excellent dining scene; but what you may not know is that Mallorca actually produces an array of local goods.
You’ll find some excellent wines from the island’s wineries which we recently talked about in our edit ‘Mallorca; the secret wine hotspot you need to know about’, the infamous olive oil ‘Oli de Mallorca’, not to mention their very own distillery producing local Gin, plus the infamous herbal liqueur Túnel de Mallorca.
There’s also some excellent Mediterranean furniture makers on the island, local artisan fabric and textiles production, and handcrafted ceramics and tableware, all on offer from some of Mallorca’s wonderful local businesses.
So whether you’re living on the island, have a vacation home here or are just visiting, we recommend you seek out some of the local goods. Here’s our guide to the best of what’s ‘Made in Mallorca’.
Beautiful tableware by Mirenchu Beascoechea, who was born on the island, these pieces are handmade one by one, using manual techniques of millenary tradition in Mallorca.
Image via www.mirenchu.com
We love how beautiful each of the glass and ceramic collections such as sea, sunrise and coral are. All aptly named from the Balearic inspiration they’ve been taken from.
This lighting and furniture studio by product designer Mauricio Obarrio and advertising creative Juan Peralta uses local materials mixed with design and technology, Drawing inspiration from the local culture.
Image via www.contain.es
You will find their creative, yet simple collections of brass and handmade glass, offer some beautiful contemporary ways to light your home.
As seen in Vogue, GQ and Time Out to name but a few, this well-known Mallorcan manufacturers have been producing hydraulic floor tiles and terrazzo items since 1933.
Image via www.huguetmallorca.com
Their commitment to craftsmanship and quality, is clear in their beautiful pieces which stand out for their elegant materials and natural finish. These tiles are an asset to any home.
This family business textile company has been producing the unique ‘ikat’ fabrics known as “roba de llengües” since 1896. All their fabrics are manufactured following time-honoured processes, using the know-how passed down through generations. Naturally, the result is a highly individual artisan product.
Image via www.teixitsriera.com
All their fabrics are handmade in their workshop, using natural fibres and durable dyes. They also offer a special service of creating personalised fabrics to order, from curtains and blinds, to table linens, duvet covers and upholstery. They can offer their expert advice on made-to-measure fabrics or special colours and patterns.
This new artisan Gin has been delicately handcrafted and distilled with locally foraged wild flowers and fresh citrus fruit from the orchards of Mallorca. The result? A citrusy, fresh and dry gin, with a smooth finish.
Image via www.mallorcadistillery.com
Founders Amber and Byron have focused on just two premium products, Palma Ginebra and Palma Vodka (launching soon), that really capture the beauty of the island. The distillery’s small scale production allows every bottle to be personally overseen to ensure intricate care and attention is taken during every distillation.
There are so many other wonderful products produced on the island. Tell us your tastes and we can create an itinerary just for you, hand selecting an array of places to visit. We can arrange transport, orders, collections, deliveries… anything you need. Direct to your villa. Get in touch for more info.