Address: Via Giovanni Amendola, 9, 10121 Torino TO, Italy
Architect: Luca Gobbo
Photography: Gregory Abbate
Surface: 120 m2
Opening: March 2021
Construction: Augusto Contract
Furniture & Customized Lighting: Design Masquespacio, Production Augusto Contract
Granite: Mosaic Tiles
Masquespacio is an award-winning creative consultancy created in 2010 by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse. Combining the 2 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 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, France, Portugal, Germany, and Spain.
Actually, they are working on different projects in Spain, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Germany, Qatar, Italy, France and Colombia.
Awards & nominations
Young Talent of The Year by Elle Deco International – Winner 2020
Young Talent of The Year by Elle Decoration Spain – Winner 2020
Interior Designer of The Year by T Magazine Spain – The New York Times – Winner 2019
Design Summit Nomination “Best Updater” by Architectural Digest Germany – 2018
Inside Award “Best Hotel” The Student Hotel Barcelona – Winner 2018
Hospitality Design Nomination “Public Spaces / Budget” The Stu-dent Hotel Campus Barcelona – Winner to be announced 2018
German Design Award “Interior Architecture” Albabel restaurant 2017 – Winner
Hospitality Design Award “Guestroom Economy” Valencia Lounge Hostel – Winner 2017
Hospitality Design Nomination “Casual Restaurant” Hikari Yakitori Bar 2017
Wallpaper Design Award “Best Speckle” Obloha lamp redesign for RACO – Winner 2017
Massimo Dutti “New Values” by Architectural Digest Spain – Win-ner 2016
Wave of the Future Award by Hospitality Design Magazine – Winner 2016
Red Dot Design Award – Telling Tales LZF Lamps Corporate Campaign Winner 2016
Good Design Award – Telling Tales LZF Lamps Communication Campaign 2016
Hospitality Design Nomination – Best Upscale Restaurant 2016 Nozomi Sushi Bar
Restaurant & Bar Design Nomination – Best Europe Restaurant 2015 Nozomi Sushi Bar
WAN Awards Emergent Studio – Longlist 2015
PAD Colombia Gold – Interior Architecture Winner 2014
German Design Award Nomination – 2Day Languages 2014
International Chinese Media Award Nomination – Kessalao Ger-many 2014
Best of Archilovers 2015 – Nozomi Sushi Bar 2015
Best of Archilovers 2015 – Academia Altimira 2015
Design & Design Award Winner – Several projects (21 awards)
After the initial successful collaboration between Bun and Masquespacio for its restaurant in Bligny, Milan, now they present the first Bun restaurant in Turin.
Starting from the already created identity that was implemented in the first Bun restaurant in Milan, for the new opening of the Italian hospitality chain in Turin they again commissioned the Spanish studio led by Ana Hernández and Christophe Penasse. This time although the approach didn’t commence with an historic element from the space, but with the 3 shopping windows that above offering natural light to the space, give a view directly into the interior from the outside.
Hereby, if in the restaurant in Milan 2 colors were used, in Turin taking advantage of the 3 windows a space of 3 colors was designed that each occupy 1 of the windows.
Ana Hernández, creative director of Masquespacio: “The idea to play with 1 color for each window creates a visual effect from the outside that makes the spectator from the exterior walk from 1 visual world into the other, traveling through different experiences in the same space.”
The already iconic green color from Bun is the one that takes you im-mediately to the order bar, while the pink and blue colors take you to 2 seating spaces that differ completely from each other. In the pink space you can see how next to a sharing table, a tribune that continues with the arc concept is set-up to give the diners the possibility to sit at different levels. The blue zone on the other hand adds a touch of fun and gives the visitors the chance to enjoy the delicious Bun burgers in a space that simulates a huge swimming pool that would make them feel like floating in the water.
Last but not least, space already counts with some of the established brand elements as for the furniture and arcs, next to materials like ceramics and terrazzo. After finalizing this project, Masquespacio already started to work on the new openings in Milan for which they will search to integrate Bun’s identity in new singular spaces.