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MUDE Blues in August

You know what? I just wasn’t feeling it these last two weeks and decided to give the whole blogging thing a rest. Yes, people – I have the blues. In August, nothing much happend interior-wise. Few – if any – exciting new designs are released and everyone is gearing up mentally for September and October, the two holy months in the exciting world of interior design. And so I thought I’d go through my collection of unpublished photos one more time to see what I can dig up for you. MUDE is what I came up with.

 

MUDE is Lisbon’s Museu do Design e da Moda and is situated in a stripped office building. Judging by the safe deposit boxes in the basement, I’m guessing it used to be a bank. Unfortunately, it was strictly forbidden to take pictures of the Christian Lacroix exhibition that was going on when I was there. Bummer, because it looked great! You can imagine my dismay when I found out I could only take pictures on the first floor. The rest of the building was off-limits for camera’s and phones. *hiss* . Still, your intrepid reporter whipped out his phone whenever he could and took these pictures for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Quaderna console by Superstudio at MUDE Lisbon

Yay! I blogged about Superstudio last year and finally got to see their legendary 1970 Quaderna console for real!

Black and white desk at MUDE Lisbon

Fuck, I forgot who designed this desk. Anyone here can help me out?

Plaza dressing table by Michael Graves at MUDE Lisbon

Plaza dressing table by Michael Graves (there’s another one at Designmuseum Gent and I have the picture to prove it!)

Chair and Ottoman by Oscar Niemeyer at MUDE Lisbon

Chair and Ottoman by Oscar Niemeyer (1971)

Vintage wall panel at MUDE Lisbon

The MUDE is housed in the former head office of the Banco Nacional Ultramarino (sounds fancy, doesn’t it)

Atalaia chair by Fernando Sanchez Salvador at MUDE Lisbon

Luckily, I was allowed to take pictures one the first floor! This is the Atalaia chair by Fernando Sanchez Salvador.

Line chair by Tony Grilo at MUDE Lisbon Line chair by Tony Grilo at MUDE Lisbon

This Line chair by Tony Grilo (cool name, dude) was definitely my favorite design at MUDE

Antonio Garcia at MUDE Lisbon

Some bits and pieces by António Garcia

Coffee table by José Pedro Croft at MUDE Lisbon

Coffee table by José Pedro Croft

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