Masquespacio designs colourful interior and branding for its own Valencia studio

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Bright colours and geometric forms used by the 1980s Memphis Group influenced the interior design of Masquespacio's studio space in Valencia (+ slideshow).

Masquespacio interior-design studio renovation in Valencia Spain

Masquespacio aimed to create a space reflective of their Postmodern-influenced products, so designed the studio to include their signature use of bold hues and contrasting material combinations.

Masquespacio interior-design studio renovation in Valencia Spain

Marbles, birch plywood, oak plywood and lacquered MDF were all used to create surfaces and storage cupboards.

Masquespacio interior-design studio renovation in Valencia Spain

A palette of "trendy" colours used throughout the studio will be changed annually, while branded stationery can be customised for different clients.

Masquespacio interior-design studio renovation in Valencia Spain

"Our brand is composed of seven different colours that can change for each clients' presentation," co-founder Christophe Penasse told Dezeen. "In our studio we applied the most trendy colours of the moment. The idea is to change colour palette every year according to what's trendy."

Masquespacio interior-design studio renovation in Valencia Spain

"The mix of materials is a clear representation of our projects," he continued. "We like to work both on fresh projects as well as on the luxury market or elegant designs. Our passion for a wide range of materials is the best representation of this mix of materials."



"We can see the influences of Memphis' forms and the resurrection of ornaments from Postmodernism – but in a more contemporary way," he added.

Masquespacio interior-design studio renovation in Valencia Spain

Upon entering the studio, visitors are met with a waiting room that doubles up as a space for more casual meetings. Chairs, sofas and tables from Masquespacio's Toadstool collection provide seating and work desks.

Masquespacio interior-design studio renovation in Valencia Spain

A space to the right side of the office entrance is divided into two different areas: a meeting room, and the senior designer's workspaces.

Branding for Masquespacio interior-design studio renovation in Valencia Spain
Masquestudio's new identity is defined by its vivid palette and material combinations. Photograph by Luis Beltran

Brightly-coloured partitions in hues of pink and sky blue are used to separate each desk space from the meeting room.

Branding for Masquespacio interior-design studio renovation in Valencia Spain
The studio's "trendy" colours are set to change annually to match the updated product line. Photograph by Luis Beltran

A larger studio room upstairs features communal desks and cupboards fronted by pegboard panels. Plants add a "touch of green" to the working environment – contrasting with the light grey-painted walls.

Branding for Masquespacio interior-design studio renovation in Valencia Spain
Masquespacio have also created branded stationery that can be customised for different clients. Photograph by Luis Beltran

Masquespacio was launched in 2010 by designers Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse. Other projects by the Valencia studio include a gadget repair shop fitted out in hospital-like colours, and a law firm's office with clusters of empty picture frames on its walls.

Photography is by Bruno Almela, unless stated otherwise.

  • Zack

    It would be a pleasure to work here.

  • Leo

    I love the space and the colours. But the designers sort of downplay their own work with this need to be trendy. Anyway, at least they are sincere…