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Martin the mule


A couple of years ago Dutch design brand Moooi, run by Marcel Wanders, caused a bit of a stir with their Horse Lamp. A real life-sized horse statue with a lamp shade on its head. The piece came with a small table topped pig and a bunny lamp to match.

Pig Tray, Horse Lamp and Bunny Lamp by Front for Moooi

French design studio Ibride must have been inspired as they now come with a mule shaped secretary. The piece is called Martin and is made off brown laminated wood. The drawers are painted shiny white.

Martin the Mule by Ibride

The designer claims his inspiration was Alice in Wonderland. Personally I think the designer of the bunny lamp, Front Design, can make a better claim to that as I don’t recall a mule in Lewis Carroll’s book….

Nonetheless, it’s a great design!