Joan Oñós

  • Wrought iron lamp in the central hall of Güell Palace.
  • Coat of arms, Güell Palace.

Joan Oñós was a renowned master smith of Barcelona, who worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His forge was on Carrer d’Aragó, between Passeig de Sant Joan and Carrer de Roger de Flor.

According to J. F. Ràfols, his forge ‘produced the most admirable artistic wrought ironwork the brilliant architect Antoni Gaudí ever conceived, including, the marvellous railings that surround and protect the base of the column of the Christ's family tree in the temple of the Sagrada Família, the entrance gate to the Güell estate in les Corts, the Casa Vicens gate, the superb wrought ironwork of Güell Palace [...], the door knockers of Casa Calvet, and the most famous gate of Casa Fernández Andrés in Leon’.

He made the gas light fittings for Güell Palace and worked with the Badia Miarnau brothers on the Güell Palace entrance gates and coat of arms.