Muka Design Lab is an award winning industrial design studio from the Basque Country in Northern Spain that specializes in Slow design to create furniture, consumer goods and home appliances with character. We believe in “slow design” and work with talented local artisans and craftsmen to design everyday objects people love. From sustainable furniture to industrial design concepts, every great design begins with a story that gives life to each piece. Our work has proudly been featured in Architectural Design, Fast Company, Archi Expo, de zeen, El Pais and awarded at international design expos from Milan to Los Angeles. We create designs that balance: shape + function + aesthetics + colors + materials + finishes + interface + product graphics We take everyday products and give them personality from concept to reality. SERVICES Creation, design and product development, furniture design, space, ephemeral architecture and stands. We search exclusively in everyday!

Work Samples

  • Balea Collection

  • MUUG!

Work History

Meet Lucas and Laxmi the soul of Muka Design Lab Laxmi graduated in Fine Arts and brings creativity, color and aesthetic to their projects. She met Lucas studying a grant for the DZ-Design Center in Product Design at the Coventry University School of Arts and Engineering where they both graduated with honors in 2006. After graduating, Laxmi worked in ONN Arquitectura Interior focused on interior design and furniture design. After gaining experience, in 2011 they founded Muka Design Lab to pursue the exploration of their own unique concepts. Lucas has a degree in Engineering in Industrial Design bringing structure, form and shape to create balanced designs that reflect harmony with their surroundings. Lucas met Laxmi studying on a grant for the DZ-Design Center in Product Design at the Coventry University School of Arts and Engineering where they both graduated with honors in 2006. After graduating, Lucas worked in Weiss Design, ADN Design and LNKIDO as freelance focused on product design, stands design and interior design. After gaining experience working in those product design studios, in 2011 they founded Muka Design Lab to pursue the exploration of their own unique concepts. Identity with Slow Design Slow Design differentiates our products from the rest of the product mass production assess the use of local materials compared to more common materials. Also, we like to strengthen the local economy working with local artisans and workshops, reversing in the local economy. It is a proposal different consumer society. It brings a differentiated style, and personal, more thoughtful, enduring and sustainable. We do not rule out new manufacturing techniques, but we try to rescue techniques forgotten, discarded materials, etc. It is not a throwback but a look back to walk forward. The global market is in local difference is a way to share culture through manufacturing methods, objects and forms.

Specialties

Affiliations

EIDE- Basque Designers Associantion BiDC-Bilbao-Bizkaia Design & Creativity Council

Awards

// 2015 - July - Red Dot Award 2015 Concept Design // 2014 - February - Selected as exhibitors at Nude Habitat Fair Valencia // 2012 - September - Selected as exhibitors at Nude Habitat Fair Valencia // 2010 - Selected Project for the Tivoli Audio 10th anniversary design contest, organized...
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