When designing, what superpower would you like to have?

To be able to transform impossible drawings into real volumetric objects drawn in 3D, to see the object that we are currently thinking.

Which of your designs would you choose to survive a zombie attack?

Without a doubt we would choose any iron for the clothes that we have designed, we have several, and since they weigh a lot, we would kill them with one blow, “skillet” style.


If you could go to dinner with a designer, who would you go with?

Finn Juhl, Fritz Hansen, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Borge Mogensen, Hans J. Wegner or the Eames.

Would you prefer to travel to the future or to the past?

Hmm, it would be hard for me to decide, possibly in the future, to be able to have the magic wand and make products that meet future needs, and in any case go back to the present and change things I don’t like to invent and create a better world.


In what influential period of design would you like to be born?

Surely in the 20s, so in the 50s to be old enough to be senior designers and to be in a time of great progress and technological advances in which to participate.

How would you describe yourself in 3 adjectives?

Active, creative, volatile.

If you wrote a book, what name would you put it?

It depends on what we wrote, but we are very about putting descriptive names, so that the concept is easily understood.

If you could learn to do something new, what would you choose?

I would learn carpentry.

What is the last book you have read?

How to design a Gustavo Gili chair.

What could we find in your garbage basket?

Remains of plants from the photo set of our last product we have designed, a vase with double function.

What is the best memory of your childhood?

Lighting my grandmother’s house badge at Christmas.

What is the rarest object in your room?

Our son’s crib, to which we added a stick and a sheet, so that it had a kind of crib-tent.

What is your favorite conversation topic?

“Furniture” we go a roll for the rest of mortals.

If you could stay your whole life with the same age, what would it be?

The one we have now.


What do you value most in the design of a furniture wheel?

First the function, and then it would make them invisible, to promote the surprise factor, we love those children’s shoes that suddenly slide down the heel when tilted, they are the most.

What if you had to design an object to put wheels what would it be?

A trolley or waitress, I think Alvar Aalto’s waitress is an icon and we would love to design something like that or make it a classic.


Muka Lab, España.

Laxmi Nazabal and Lucas Abajo are the founders of Muka Design Lab, an industrial design studio awarded with different awards, specialized in creating furniture, kitchenware and small household appliances with identity and character.

They work with great artisans and local workshops to design everyday objects that people love. From sustainable furniture to the design concepts they create, they start with a story that brings every object to life.

Her work has been featured in AD Architectural Design, Fast Company, Archi Expo, Dezeen, El País and awarded at international design exhibitions in Milan and Los Angeles, as well as being awarded a RedDot Award Design Concept.


You can see more designs of Muka Lab here or follow them on instagram



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