This week’s DMTV Milkshake visitors are the co-owners of the Valencia, Spain-based artistic studio Masquespacio: artistic director Ana Hernández and Christophe Penasse (who, in his phrases, handles “all the pieces else”).
Masquespacio has gained awards, commissions, and press discover worldwide for its playful, energetic tasks in Spain and elsewhere, emblemized by the jaw-dropping interiors of La Sastrería, in Valenica’s Canyamelar-Cabanyal neighborhood. Undulating waves – within the flooring and with ornaments hanging from the ceiling – reference the restaurant’s seaside location and the centrality of seafood, whereas an explosion of dynamic tile within the bar echoes the neighborhood’s constructed atmosphere. Plastic chairs within the bar house – which recall the chairs that neighbors alongside the road outdoors will pull as much as chat – additional dissolve the road between indoor and out of doors house. It’s a joyful, completely satisfied house – an exemplar of the Masquespacio worldview.
On this Milkshake, we speak to Ana and Christophe about Masquespacio, and about launching their newest enterprise: the product-focused offshoot Mas Creations. You’ll see a number of of their new items on this video, together with a inexperienced ceramic cookie pot (from which they’ll pull the questions we despatched them) and a pattern from their collaboration with the five-year-old Spanish model Hoff. “The good factor about collaborating [with Hoff] was that the gathering was restricted to 500 items – the those that purchased the sneakers purchased one thing that solely they might have,” Christophe says. “They wouldn’t have to deal with it particular as a result of if it will get broken, they will purchase it once more. It’s a restricted version, however it’s not an costly version.” (Editor’s observe: That is true however unhappy, as a result of the cheap, limited-edition shoe has bought out, with none agency plans but for a brand new run.)
Additionally on this Milkshake: the supplies they’re most excited to work with, their favourite collaboration, and the way “infantile insurrection” figures into their work: “We by no means stopped being rebellious,” Christophe says. “We have to be distinctive and we have to be completely different and that’s our approach of working.” Tune in to see the hyper-imaginative outcomes of that working philosophy.
Diana Ostrom, who has written for Wallpaper, Inside Design, ID, The Wall Road Journal, and different shops, can be the creator of Faraway Locations, a publication about journey.
Milkshake, DMTV (Design Milk TV)’s first common sequence, shakes up the normal interview format by asking designers, creatives, educators and trade professionals to pick interview questions at random from their favourite bowl or vessel. Throughout their candid discussions, you’ll not solely acquire a peek into their private homeware collections, but in addition worthwhile insights into their work, life and passions.