MASS Design Group, Contract’s 2012 Designer of the Year, gave an interview about their Boston workspaces on Herman Miller’s Lifework blog. The firm is known for its design work that improves the lives of others, exemplified by their first project, Butaro Hospital in Rwanda. With projects in the works in Haiti, Burundi, and Liberia, Herman Miller will be supporting the 501(c)(3)-pending firm’s work on the Cholera Treatment Center in Port au Prince, with a team who will help facilitate a furniture workshop for the new building.
While MASS Design Group is changing the face of healthcare design, its New England office is perfectly in step with the collaborative workplace trend. The main studio space is a large-scale table, formed of individual worktables joined together. As told in the blog interview “We value collaboration. Everyone brings something valuable to the table, so naturally, our studio space reflects this dynamic.”
Another feature of the MASS Design Group office space is a glass-enclosed nook, brightened with chartreuse wall color and defined by modern furniture. The Eames Molded Plywood chairs are a lovely addition, but our favorite room accents are the glass-globe terrariums, which adorned the dinner tables at Contract’s Designer of the Year dinner in January 2012. Just like the firm, we are happy to see how they’ve grown!
Photography: Monique Guimond