My design space: An old lima bean factory

There aren’t many design studios that can claim a 125-year-old former lima bean factory as their headquarters, but for California-based Mattson Creative, it’s home. Featuring a huge corrugated metal exterior, the studio cuts an impressive silhouette – but inside there’s an even more unusual vibe.

“I’d call it mid-century modern meets vintage industrial,” says designer Ty Mattson, who counts Apple, DreamWorks and Billabong among his clients. “We have lots of exposed beams and woodwork, and lots of the original gears and contraptions that were used to process the lima beans are intact.”

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