Situated in Valencia’s University district, the most vibrant store is the second outpost of smartphone and gadget repair store Doctor Manzana.
Having already designed Doctor Manzana’s first retail shop back in 2013, neighborhood studio Masquespacio, headed-up by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse, desired to use the identical bold colors and patterns that they had introduced four decades ago but also wanted to incorporate in some new elements.
The cubes of color are applied to the walls, floor, ceiling and fixtures at 54-degree angles, which the designers say is a hint to the angle that a touchscreen device is kept at.
“Apart from the four distinct colors — blue and green because a reference to the physician, salmon for the fashionistas and purple to the geeks — that the metal adds an industrial touch that reminds us of the labs,” explained the designers.
The new store has a bigger percentage of metal finishes than the original location, as well as new storage and screen elements made from various types of the metal net.
A different bright blue area in the corner of the shop may be used for workshops and talks. Enclosed by translucent plastic curtains, space is furnished with purple stools and a desk designed by Masquespacio.
The stool will be the first official merchandise sold directly via Masquespacio’s new sub-brand Mas Creations, which was set up to market the duo’s furniture, accessories and lighting layouts.
Masquespacio was begun by Hernández Palacios and Penasse in 2010. In the past, the design studio has designed toadstool-shaped furniture for Spanish manufacturer Missana and a vibrant Memphis-inspired interior for the own studio in Valencia.