Iker Gil in Newcity’s 2014 Design 50



Newcity’s 2014 Design 50 © Photo by Joe Mazza/Brave Lux


The Chicago-based publication Newcity has released its annual list of Design 50 and Iker Gil is honored to be included in this year’s list. This is what they had to say about Iker:

“No design problem is too small for big-picture thinker Iker Gil. While other architectural heavyweights insist that less is more or yes is more, the Bilbao, Spain native takes the literalist’s—or, perhaps more accurately, the transliterator’s approach: mas is more. Gil’s Mas Studio, known for its outside-the-box style, has been changing the game since he founded it after working at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Projects range from the winning entry of the 2010 Architecture for Humanity Chicago Street Furniture competition, Cut. Join. Play., a downloadable manual on how to build your own urban intervention out of simple materials, to NO-01 House in New Orleans, a flexible living space that acknowledges environmental threats while facilitating changes in interior usage, to Mas Context, a quarterly design journal that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.”

Besides Iker, many other collaborators of MAS Studio and MAS Context are part of this year’s list, including Rick Valicenti, Jeanne Gang, Jimenez Lai, Cody Hudson, Jeremiah Chiu, Renata Graw, Jason Fried, Dawn Hancock, Jason Pickleman and Martin Felsen. We are happy to see their work recognized and we hope to have the opportunity to work with the rest!

Thanks so much to Philip Barash and the team at Newcity for the inclusion in this year’s group. You can check the full list on Newcity’s website.