A fresh insight into Masquespacio way of thinking and keeping up the bold approach in their interiors.
Masquespacio was created in 2010 by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse. Combining the two disciplines of their founders, interior design, and marketing, the Spanish design agency creates branding and interior projects through a unique approach that results in fresh and innovative concepts.
Awarded in 2016 with the “Massimo Dutti New Values” award by Architectural Digest Spain and the “Wave of the Future” award by Hospitality Design USA they have been rewarded with a continued international recognition by media specialized in design, fashion and lifestyle trends. They have worked on projects in several countries like Norway, USA, Germany, and Spain.
When you remember your first project, you feel?
Our first project was a house in Valencia. It was a great experience because we hadn’t any experience, but the big issue was that it took almost a year to finish only the decoration part. On the other hand, we felt that we couldn’t be creative enough as designing houses requires decorating a personal space of its habitats. That’s why we decided to focus on the contract & retail market after it. The client although today is a really close friend of us for which we designed several projects like the 2Day Languages school and the Lexington Avenue Image Agency.
One quality your team members must have?
Passion for what they do!
The first thing that catches your eye when you enter a room (empty or not)?
Its overall design concept and the details of it.
What does your home say about you?
That we work too much and should take some time to make it a nice space.
One moment, one person, one project that marked your career?
There are especially 3 persons that did it. The one mentioned before because he gave us an opportunity without having experience and without any portfolio. The other one is a couple José Miguel and Nuria that gave us the opportunity to design their restaurant Nozomi Sushi Bar. One of our most significant projects till today.
Do you have an idol? How do you feel being someone’s idol?
We don’t have idols but feel really inspired by other creatives. Actually, we are a big fan of India Mahdavi and Neri&Hu’s work.
How Arts & Crafts and Advanced Technology will live together?
Technology at this moment isn’t the main focus in our projects. We are more craft than technology, although on the operation part of a business it is prior.
I can’t work without my… Music
Blank sheet for me is… The beginning of a new story.
Most inspiring Museum/ Gallery for you .. Until today the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain.
What Your Favorite Piece Of Clothing Says About You... Maybe, that we are creative and versatile.
If I wasn’t architect/ interior designer, I would be… Fashion designer/Something related to music for sure, but not a musician.
The Oscar for the best Scenario in a movie goes to… Wes Anderson.
Less is more …or more is more? Depending on the concept both can work.
One book to impress your first date… The book about our own life and hopefully it should be the same for our date.
I get uninspired by… a tv.