An artist’s studio is where they seek the inspiration they need to create. It’s a home away from home. It’s their quiet space, their sanctuary, their cathedral. It’s where they can let loose the swirling thoughts of creativity that occur in their mind. Some people turn a room in their house into a studio. Some people rent a space in a downtown area, in order to soak up the inspiration of the hustle and bustle of city life. And some people find a hidden cove in order to tap into their imagination. Spanish furniture designer, Fernando Abellanas, did just that.When he was younger, he found shelter in the tiny space underneath his kitchen table. And now that he is older, that hasn’t changed.
Hidden underneath an underpass in Valencia, he has created the ultimate place. He built a studio connected to the underpass!
Abellanas has built his own elevator! Using mechanics, he hand-cranks his way to the the other side.
The elevator is multi-functional. It opens up, and turns into the floors and walls of his studio.
He looked at the way people use limited, neglected spaces to create homes. Then he put his own creativity to work.
Abellanas apparently loves it! I’m not sure how well I would be able to write and not get distracted under there.
He has everything he needs. Including a desk and chair, artwork on the walls, and of course, potted plants!
Since he doesn’t have permission, the specific location of the studio hasn’t been released. Abellanas has no future plans of letting go of that information, either.
He wants to make similar studios hidden all over the city. “The project is an ephemeral intervention, [it will remain] until someone finds it and decides to steal the materials, or the authorities remove it,” he said.
->**If you’re in Spain, keep your eyes open for Abellanas’ hidden studios. Maybe he’ll inspire others to put them all over the world!**<-