Mahsa was founded in 2015 by Mahsa Willis, a long time friend of Simon James Stores. Known for her romantic and timeless designs Mahsa continues to recreate meaningful pieces for your everyday wardrobe. We visited Mahsa at her studio to learn what inspires her and what is home base to her ready to wear collections.
When do you feel most creative?
I feel most creative after watching an incredible film, relaxing in my home, after a surf, hanging with family, and conversing with open-hearted engaging people. Living in and around the natural world is a powerful mood enhancer and creative elixir for me.
Tell us about the inspiration and ideas around your showroom/studio space.
I have slowly pieced the Mahsa showroom together myself, painted walls, invested in some mid-century furnishings, Hotaru lights, Noguchi lamp, "new moon to new moon" art by Kate van der Drift, my Clerici Chair feels at home here, with its clean, modernist lines and natural timber. I like natural organic moods and lean towards wabi-sabi aesthetics. Beautiful lighting and Aesop scent always complete the atmosphere. My pottery collection is also something I enjoy using and looking at. Our Margi Nuttall vessels work well in the showroom and enjoy sitting together as a still life.
It is essential that my team feel inspired and enjoy working here. It's an oasis for us all. It is our hope that people think this when they walk in.