Revés Armchair by Muka Design Lab

Revés Armchair

Revés Armchair

Revés Chair by Muka Design Lab

is a chair midway between Poltrona and chair, which collects, embraces and permits to feel protected. It can be used in reading mode, or in talk mode, only by repositioning the hood. It is made with a beech structure with oil treatment, this upholstered in textiles Trevira two pleasant bitone and with a soft touch. The beech wood is widely used in the northern Spain for making traditional furniture. Fabrics are eco-label and are free of heavy metals.It is manufactured by carpenters and craftsmen from La Rioja and upholstered in Bizkaia.

Another post for another armchair of Muka design Lab. This one has a combined high and low back and gives a modern interpretation for the High Back or Wingback chairs that protect you against wind and eyes from behind.

Murcia by Muka Design Lab

About Murcia

Grey wintertime makes me lounge for a summer moment and Murcia offers the correct sphere!
Funny. I copied the photo’s from their site Mukalab and each photo came with the following text:

Outdoor Collection for Mindo designed by Muka Design Lab (2017).
Murcia, is a outdoor furniture collection, designed by Muka in 2016, it consist in a love seat, a simple sofa, an adjustable loungechair, a coffee table and side table, to complete a set of pieces that give versatility to compose a terrace.
The structure is made of lacquered aluminum, which is the support for another interior structure covered with rope, as if it were a nest, transmits security and allows interior ventilation, ideal for hot places. The backs and seats are completed with upholstered cushions in special outdoor fabric, which brings warmth from other types of outdoor fabrics.

About Muka Design Lab

Muka Design Lab was established in 2011 by Laxmi Nazabal and Lucas Abajo

Laxmi Nazabal 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 Abajo 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.

About Mindo

Mindo USA:

Mindo was formed in 2007 by four friends and university classmates who had a common idea and goal: to find a product that they could design, produce and market worldwide. Each brought a different skill level and experience to the group and shortly after graduation, they created the Mindo Collection in the factory they acquired outside Shanghai. After the product line was designed, prototyped and launched, it met with immediate success in the European, Middle East and local markets for both hospitality and retail requirements.

Building on this experience, Mindo has formed a U.S. corporation and opened warehouses with offices in California and Florida so that the collection will be available to the North American hospitality and trade-related markets on the local level.

It is a bit pity Mindo doesn’t give credits to its designers…

Via Yanko Design

Chair no 1 by Michael Doerr


An article in Woodworkers Journal introduced me to Michael Doerr who started out as a wooden boat builder, but turned into a chair and table maker.

Art Deco Tulip Chair by Hotel Le Malandre

Art Deco Tulip Chair by Hotel Le Malandre
Art Deco Tulip Chair by Hotel Le Malandre
Art Deco Tulip Chair by Hotel Le Malandre
Art Deco Tulip Chair by Hotel Le Malandre

I found a pair of these tulip chairs at a friend’s house and said “I’ve featured a similar chair! How interesting”. It turned out to be a remake of UK origin via this post

A bit of surfing around learned me that Hotel Le Malandre was a Belgian Hotel that designed these chairs or had these chairs designed for itself, but the chairs were manufactured in Japan. Some say in the 30ies and some in the 40ies.

According to some sites I visited the chairs as a pair might be worth around Euro 3,000.00. However I also saw an ad at the Dutch equivalent of e-bay where a sereis of plaquettes HOTEL-LE-MALANDRE-MODELE-DEPOSE as in the 4rth photo were for sale….

Animals Rocking Chair by Sabiha Mujtaba

When I featured his Dancer Chair I had the intention to show more chairs of Sabiha Mujtaba and then forgot about it…until I had to change something in that post this week. And here is his Animals Rocking Chair to be found on the site of his Chrysalis Woodworks shop.