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An abandoned Mexico City mansion has reopened its doors as a design gallery

Nomadic project Masa has hitched up at the 1970s home

Nomadic gallery Masa has gone against the grain for its inaugural show, Collective/Collectible, which is hosted in an abandoned 1970s mansion in Mexico City.

The setting couldn’t be further from the typical white wall gallery show, with soaring ceilings, huge windows, and bright red carpets. Masa has filled the house, which has been empty for 50 years, with pieces by Mexican artists and designers including Frida Escobedo and Pedro Reyes.

Photography: Genevieve Lutkin, courtesy of Masa Design

The objects have been arranged to complement the mansion’s colourful interiors, emphasising its architectural details and abundance of space. Masa’s founders say the gallery will be nomadic, taking over locations with ‘magnificent character’ around the world, and curating design accordingly.

Collective/Collectible is on display in Paseo de las Palmas until 13 April.

Photography: Genevieve Lutkin, courtesy of Masa Design
Photography: Genevieve Lutkin, courtesy of Masa Design
Photography: Genevieve Lutkin, courtesy of Masa Design

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