Episode 6. Bernard Brucha of MASHstudios

My guest on this episode is Bernard Brucha, founder of MASHstudios.

Bernard Brucha of MASHstudios

Bernard Brucha of MASHstudios

MASHstudios founder Bernard Brucha leads the Los Angeles-based creative studio, overseeing all projects from concept through fabrication. A Chicago native with a background in industrial design and a penchant for simple, beautiful details, Bernard’s goal for every MASHstudios environment is to help people function. The highest compliment he could receive? A pat on the back by a client and the words, “Great job.”

Download the episode HERE. Listen to Bernard as he describes his early influencers and the evolution of MASHstudios into a go-to design firm providing furniture design, manufacturing craftsmanship and interior design expertise to a wide array of clients.

MASHstudios “Craftsmanship in the Digital Age” event featured the debut of new metal finishes and new shapes from both the LAX and PCH series.

LAX Special Edition 3X Shelf, polished brass

LAX Special Edition 3X Shelf in polished brass

The 3X Shelf {also here} is a wall-mounted beauty perfect for showcasing your finest collectibles while hiding almost anything else behind two sliding metal panels.

LAX Special Edition Entertainment Shelf

LAX Special Edition Entertainment Shelf in polished copper

{p.s. This polished copper was the finish I mistook for rose gold.}

detail of LAX Special Edition Entertainment Shelf

detail of LAX Special Edition Entertainment Shelf

more LAX series

The new dark finish is inspired by Japanese shou sugi ban or “charred wood” style.

LAX Special Edition Dark Buffet with black cast aluminum doors

PCH Special Edition Dark Buffet with black cast aluminum doors

This finish reminded me of “Where There’s Smoke”…

Where There's Smoke by Maarten Baas

Where There’s Smoke by Maarten Baas

…a blow-torched version of the original zig-zag chair.

Zig-Zag Chair by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

Zig-Zag Chair by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

more PCH series

metallic faux bois drawer front

wood + metal = faux bois

metallic faux bois drawer front in cast aluminum

metallic faux bois drawer front in cast aluminum

 

Additional links from this episode:

MASHstudios.com

MASHstudiosInc on facebook

@MASHstudiosInc on twitter

@mashstudios on instagram

 

IIT / New Bauhaus

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Milder Office principal, Jonas Milder

Dakota Jackson

Dakota Jackson

Dakota Jackson

 

Bernard’s Mount Rushmore of design:

Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi

Ray & Charles Eames

Ray & Charles Eames

Ray & Charles Eames

Victor Papanek

Victor Papanek

Victor Papanek, Design for the Real World

{Anyone want to take a shot and Photoshop these onto Mount Rushmore?}

 

MASHstudios.com

MASHstudiosInc on facebook

@MASHstudiosInc on twitter

@mashstudios on instagram

 

That’s it for this episode wrap-up. If you’d like more information on anything mentioned in this episode, send us your questions via email, twitter or facebook. Thanks for listening to Design in Conversation!

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