Designer Hides His Studio Beneath A Bridge, And It's A Genius Little Getaway

Finding some peace and quiet.

We all need our little getaway spots, and one designer's taking that concept to a whole new (sub)level. 

Furniture and lighting designer Fernando Abellanas installed an art studio is in — what some might say — an incredibly unlikely location: under a bridge in Abellana's hometown of Valencia, Spain. To access it, the designer boards a small platform and cranks his way toward a suspended table and chair. Once there, the base of the moving platform then acts as the floor of the studio. 

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In a video showcasing the space, viewers can see Abellanas working beneath the bridge, as well as additional details inside the studio. There are shelving units and picture frames, cactus plants, and a small light to illuminate the studio when it gets dark. We also witness the passing of a train as Abellanas sits with a snack, reading a book. Finally, he lays down some blankets and a pillow, turns off the light, closes the platform, and goes to sleep. 

For Abellanas, this studio isn't "referring to an idyllic hut you would find in the middle of the woods," he tells Dezeen, "But rather to tiny spaces recovered from the city itself, where you can hide from the city's hectic pace."

"When we discover, analyze and inhabit these places it reminds us of the feelings of isolation, peace, and protection we experienced during childhood when hiding, during a family event, under a round table covered with a long tablecloth," he says.

You can check it out in the full video below:

(H/T: My Modern Met)

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