Address: Viale Bligny, 19a, 20136 Milano MI, Italy
Photography: Gregory Abbate
Surface: 140 m2
Opening: January 2021
Architect: Luca Gobbo
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 the design, fashion, and lifestyle trends. They have worked on projects in several countries like Norway, the USA, France, Portugal, Germany, and Spain.
Actually, they are working on different projects in Spain, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, 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)
Masquespacio has just finished its first interior design project in Milan for the Italian hamburger chain Bun.
After presenting its Memphis-inspired Toadstool collection in 2016 and its collaborative exhibition with Italian terracotta artisan Poggi Ugo during the last Milan Design Week, now Masquespacio returns back to Milan with its first interior design project for Bun, located at Viale Bligny, next to the Bocconi University. The aim of the project was to create an identity with a clear focus on the younger generations and at the same time represent a more sophisticated approach for a high-quality hamburger restaurant.
During the last years, there is strong growth of hamburger chains, although most of them are opting for vintage & industrial look for their spaces. The design developed by Masquespacio for Bun takes the opposite direction and seeks to create an innovative concept that showcases the authenticity of Bun and its smash burgers. This way Masquespacio has used gold touches and terrazzo tiles mixed with a splash of color that creates a sophisticated but at the same time fresh design.
The project itself although starts from the investigation of the existing elements of the space with the aim to integrate them into the overall design aesthetic.
Ana Hernández, creative director from Masquespacio: “When we saw the beautiful bricks and arcs from the space it was evident for us that we would use these 2 elements as the starting point of the design.”
To create a uniform aesthetic through the space Masquespacio added additional arc forms with a green and purple color through the whole space, some totally independent and others are highlighting the al-ready existing arcs from the interior architecture.
Additionally, the wooden tabletops and plants represent the healthy and zero plastic identity from Bun.
After their successful collaboration in this project, Masquespacio and Bun are now also working on several new restaurants, amongst which the next one will be Buns’ first opening in Turin.
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