Wonder Galaxy by Patricia Bustos Studio

Unabashedly steeped in candy-coloured sumptuousness and dreamy iridescence with a touch of bubbly effervescence, “Wonder Galaxy”, as its name suggests, is a fantastical space conceived by Madrid-based Patricia Bustos Studio as a retro-futuristic bridge between the creative energies of childhood and an avant-garde vision of the future. The project is part of this year’s Casa Décor, Madrid’s popular interior design event, now in its 54th edition. Conceived as a platform to showcase emerging trends in interior design, the event is centred on the transformation of a particular building where each room is revamped by a different designer. In this year’s edition, which took place from January 24 to March 10 in a 1930s mansion in the upscale neighbourhood of Salamanca, Patricia Bustos’ “Futuristic Childhood Revival” was conceived as the mansion’s dressing room. But this isn’t any old dressing room but one suitable for a superheroine of the future, a glimpse of whom can be found centre-stage above the bathtub in the form of Thunder Face, a lightning bolt-shaped portrait of model Ronja Okane by Mexican illustrator Paul Fuentes.