This leading streetwear company occupied a large warehouse in an industrial part of Los Angeles. Given their free and easy nature, the client’s main objective was to blur the lines between work and play – The space needed to feel open and unrestricted.
As a first impression piece, MASH developed RADAR’s visions for a custom reception desk made from paperstone cladding. Inspired by the leather of some of their best selling products, the reception desk was designed to age and patina over time. This angular, dual level construction delivers copious work surface and is ADA compliant. At the base of the desk is a strip of smoked acrylic glass – a design decision that highlights the receptionists shoe selection for the day – a subtle, but impactful nod to their brand.
Vast in nature, this former warehouse required multiple space defining solutions. Along side reception, separating the entry experience from the work day, is a large translucent polygal wall that creates differentiation without fulling enclosing the space or blocking light. To ensure that this piece was structurally sound, MASHstudios worked closely with a structural engineer to set the support posts 6′ into the concrete flooring.
The “hero moment,” as referred to by the client, is the built in stadium seating. In support of RADAR’s design, MASH manufactured a tiered seating area that hosts all hands meetings and has the option for multiple small gatherings at once. Similar in aesthetic to the reception desk, the arena-like-stairs create a black, monolithic, angular structure the supports the operational needs of the team and creates a statement worthy focal point for the space.
Scattered throughout the space – along the perimeter and in the common areas – are a variety of bar height tables. Made from black, clear and frosted lucite, with multiple steel base colors, these tables create touch down spots in their open space.
Photography: Jim Simmons Photography