- Mas Creations, new evolutions in furniture design
Over the last 8 years since the creative design studio, Masquespacio, was established, they have crafted a great number of interior design projects around Europe, from Valencia, where they are based, to Norway (Veritas), and Germany (La Solera), winning numerous awards along the way and now the time has come for Ana Hernández and Christophe Penasse to take up new challenges.
The result is Mas Creations, a lifestyle brand that turns the creative pair's ideas of contemporary living into design objects for different uses - from leisure time to retail spaces. Their first creation is a seat, a stool actually with a post-industrial feel: Doctor Workshop.
The name wasn't chosen by random because the stool was part of the interior design project by Masquespacio, called Doctor Manzana, the first shop, in the territory, of the brand that repairs mobile devices. At the time, Masquespacio had designed the interiors of the shop, as well as the brand's visual identity, on a tight budget, using galvanised steel for the walls to avoid demolishing and rebuilding them.
Made from perforated metal, Doctor Workshop was inspired by the Vilbert chair designed in 1993-94 by Verner Panton for Ikea. Whereas the chair by the Danish designer consisted of four MDF panels screwed together, available in two different colours, Doctor Workshop has a decidedly more contemporary spirit.
First of all, it's higher, making it perfect as a counter stool, and the material selected by the Spanish creatives means it also stands out. The mirror-effect metal with bold purple reflections, unusual in itself, respects the simplicity of the original design from the 1990s but is completely immersed in the present. Mas Creationes winks at the history of design with this first object, through the typical singularity and desire for customisation of our times, but also at the history of the interior design, in addition to the principles of visual marketing and branding
Project: Doctor Workshop - Mas Creations
Photography: Luis Beltran