Shop from Home with Mary Ta and Lars Hypko at Mass BeverlyAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Quite possibly one of the most unique showrooms in L.A., Mass Beverly is globally recognized for their impeccable curation of lighting, furniture, rugs, art, kitchen and bath solutions and beyond. Founded by powerhouse design duo Mary Ta and Lars Hypko (also owners of Minotti L.A.), their shared passion for high-quality craftsmanship and timeless style have pushed their perspective to the forefront of the current modernist movement in Southern California. We asked Mary to share her vision for the future of design as well as any new must-have pieces that just arrived.
–How are you keeping yourself and your team positive during this time? Immediately we created a routine because stability during a very unstable time is vital and having a routine reminds us of our talent, purpose, as well as professionally grounds us. Secondly, so we set-up regular Friday ZOOM happy hours in different themes to have some fun together. We allowed and created a safe venue to share in a supportive space for the team to release emotions and support each other.
–What one change did you make with your showroom processes during isolation that will remain after the pandemic is over? What did we not change? We changed everything – except the people.
–How do you believe this global shift will change the showroom business? Retail is dead. The showroom will become a design inspiration and service platform for design aficionados and professionals to come and be inspired and have the tools and service they need to materialize their vision. We are open for a private showroom experience.
-Can you share one major change in our industry that you hope will come out of the pandemic? Our culture has reached a point where the beauty in objects is influenced by the price. We would like to change this perception and to share with our clients the value of design beyond beauty, from functionality to technology and more.
–Any fun guilty pleasures you have enjoyed during isolation? Sailing, self-applied beauty treatments (tons of facials, masks, hand masks, foot masks, scrubs, self mani-pedis, hair colors). I also experimented with cooking and Ikebana flower arrangement.
–What one movie do you advise all designers watch for inspiration? Blade Runner (original)
–Which L.A. restaurant do you miss the most? Madeo on Beverly Blvd.
–What are you most thankful for right now? My family, my quarantine tribe, my team and my design community.
SHOP FROM HOME AT MASS BEVERLY:
-Soak in transparent style with the Reflex bathtub by antoniolupi.
-Just in from Exteta, the Panarea sofa offers a unique shape for outdoor living.
-Recently released by HENGE, the RF Chaise offers maximum comfort and style.
-The beautiful Synapses table by HENGE will blow anyone away.
-Group a set of the stunning Paper Clay objects and vases by Paola Paronetto.
-Create a custom closet with museum quality by installing the Cover Freestanding system by Rimadesio.
-Add elegance to any outdoor space with the Mozaix Lounge by Royal Botania.
-Bring the comfort of inside the home—out, with the Organix Lounge by Royal Botania.
-Configure a glowing stairwell with the Abaco system by Venini.
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