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Mason Studio has cemented its reputation for modern, elevated retail environments featuring under-stated, light-drenched spaces activated by natural materials and subtle colours. Watching the pandemic unfold from Toronto this year, founding partners Ashley Rumsey and Stanley Sun saw an opportunity to address a pressing question: How can design be leveraged to redefine retail spaces in a way that protects customer safety and ensures a business’s survival? 

One of the two concepts Mason Studio came up with for the future of retail is a bricks-and-mortar solution.

“The pandemic is just another catalyst for continued change in this industry,” Rumsey says. “When all of this hit, we got excited about the opportunity to...

Toronto’s Mason Studio Reimagines the Retail Experience

Two inventive service concepts by Toronto’s Mason Studio offer proposals for weathering change — today and in the future.

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