Ramón Montaner i Vila was an entrepreneur in the field of book publishing. Together with Francisco Simón he founded the publishing house “Montaner and Simón”, which is now occupied by Foundation of artist Antoni Tàpies. The Tàpies Foundation is situated on Aragon st., 255, between La Rambla and Passeig de Gràcia. Lluís Domènech i Montaner, nephew of Ramón Montaner i Vila, created the project of the building. Moreover he carried out a project of the house-tower on the corner of Mallorca and Pau Claris, which is now the building for the Government of Barcelona.