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Mason Studio Launches Design + Build Mobile Retail Solutions

Mobile Mercantile provides small entrepreneurs to large international brands turn-key, pop-up retail and service environments in unique locations to reach customers in new and unexpected ways.

This new offering is a collaboration between Mason Studio and Juiceworks Exhibits, one of Canada’s most innovative experts in the fabrication and management of exhibitions, events and experiences.

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Resilient Retail Model

As the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has shifted consumer behaviour and retail operations, Mason Studio created a series of explorations that reimagines how retail spaces can be designed to facilitate a more resilient customer service model.

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Common Collective - A Model For Residential Living

Now more than ever, many of us are experiencing social isolation. While we look forward to a time when we can connect with our friends and families again, for many, loneliness in our cities become more acute.

In 2019, Mason Studio began exploring the public health issue of social isolation in the aging population. We examined how design can reduce social isolation and loneliness, and the stigma around aging and aging in place.

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Design TO: Panel Discussion

Join us for a beautiful evening as we celebrate Toronto makers and design. The Kimpton Saint George Hotel hosts ‘Toronto Makes’: a panel organized by Makejoy to celebrate Randi Bergman’s new book, ‘Toronto Makes: the things we love and the people who make them’. Author Randi Bergman will host a panel discussion with Ashley Rumsey, and a selection of Toronto’s most engaging interior makers.

Discover insights from Mason Studio and how we incorporated the work of local makers — such as Hollis+Morris and ceramicist Talia Silva — into the hotel’s interior design. Coolican & Company, FILO TIMO and Hollis+Morris share insights on their respective businesses, production, and the challenges of sourcing materials.

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Fresh Routes

Starting October 7, 2019, a new social enterprise brings healthy and affordable food choices into Calgary neighborhoods that face transportation or economic barriers. The Fresh Routes’ mobile grocery store brings fresh produce directly to communities where affordable, nutritious food is difficult to access. Mason Studio is pleased to partner with Fresh Routes, and a national social impact program, Brandvan, to help with the interior design of a retrofitted public city bus.

Press: CTV News, Calgary; Global News; CBC News

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Master Class INDEX DESIGN

Stanley Sun and Ashley Rumsey presented the creative process behind Mason Studio at INDEX Design Master Class conference in Montreal on May 8th. Hundreds gathered at the Montreal Society of Arts and Technology to learn how Mason Studio approaches every design project and to hear what's on the horizon for the growing practice.

Visit index-design.ca/article/retour-master-class-mason-studio

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Exceptional Canadians: A Perfect Duo

Stanley Sun and Ashley Rumsey share the development of Mason Studio in The Globe and Mail, in collaboration with Volvo, for the series called, "Exceptional Canadians."

Link to full article and video.

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La Banane

In any environment, the experience of the guest is influenced and engaged by each of the senses. This is especially essential in a restaurant environment where every element is crucial to the overall dining experience. When working with Chef Brandon Olsen for his new French-Bistro, La Banane, he had a clear vision for each touchpoint of experience for his guests. To Chef, the banana has always been emblematic of happiness and contentment. Our studio worked closely with Chef Olsen and his team to integrate this sentiment as a driver for the guest experience and interior design.

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Park View Manor Model Suite

In early 2017, our four model suites for the Park View Manor project in Shenzhen, China are completed and open to the public for viewing as an extension of the presentation centre for the two 45-story condominium towers.

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