Zapata & Herrera Lawyers Office \ Masquespacio

• October 5, 2012

+Quespacio present their last project realized in an emblematic building from the end of the 19th century, situated in the historic center of Valencia, Spain. The project designed for the law office Zapata y Herrera starts from his historic values to which are added the firm’s corporate values by the use of colors black, grey and natural wood tones.

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Courtesy Masquespacio | Photo by David Rodríguez

At first the old beams have been restored, making them an essential element of the project. The noble wood is one of the protagonists of the office, not wanting to stand out, but in order to transmit confidence as one of the most important values of Zapata y Herrera. The gray color takes over, symbolizing stability and professionalism, while the powerful black transmits certain elegance and especially the seriousness with which the firm practices his profession.

Down the noble wooden entry stairs is standing out the combination of different sensations transmitted by the office. Some will call it elegant and sophisticated, while others call it sober and robust. Going further into the description of the lawyers office, on the left we can find the offices where the central element is a curtain of wood strips that repeats the colors of the firms’ values. It is noteworthy to mention how the small space was maximized using L-shaped tables positioned above the storage lockers. The three pillars from the entry garden at their time are repeating the primary colors.

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Courtesy Masquespacio | Photo by David Rodríguez

In front of the last offices and behind the reception we can find the interns area with a sense of green offered by a range of aloe vera plants matching with the Green chair from Javier Mariscal, 100% recycled and 100% recyclable.

On the other way of the entrance we find the boardroom starring a bunch of frames proposing a metaphor of the diplomas usually exposed in a law firm. The oeuvre, as well as the wood strips curtains where created by +Quespacio’s creative director, Ana Milena Hernández Palacios.

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Courtesy Masquespacio | Photo by David Rodríguez

At last, alongside the boardroom is situated a lobby in which we can recognize the Float couch, latest design from Karim Rashid for Spanish brand Sancal.

+Quespacio in this project didn’t want to fall into the usual clichés of a law firm, unlike they converted them in metaphors. The law office Zapata y Herrera can be considerate as an example of a corporative space that transmits their values, giving more importance to the work of their employees highlighting their seriousness, professionalism and confidence, with a vanguardian look unusual for a lawyer firm.

+ Project facts

Finished: 22/09/2012
Space: 100 m2
Client: Zapata y Herrera
Address: Plaza San Nicolas 3, 46001 Valencia
Design: Masquespacio (
Address: Paseo de la Alameda 65, 34 B, 46023 Valencia
Designer: Ana Milena Hernández Palacios
Graphic Design, oeuvre and interior design by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios
Photography: David Rodríguez from Cualiti (

Construction: José Manuel Paz Agra Construcciones
Visitor office chairs: De Vorm
Director chairs: Inclass
Couch and lobby tables: Sancal
Intern chairs: 114 Mobles
General lighting: Arkos Light
Reception lighting: Luzifer
Lobby and boardroom chairs: Hay
Storage lockers: BM2000
Floor: Rapidmix

+ All images and drawings courtesy Masquespacio

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