mn*ls Navarro Slezak
Creative consultancy

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Spun Lamp collection_2011

Inspired by wool yarn spun, This lamp collection is a simple but sophisticated mix of materials and shapes. The natural feeling of this lamp and its versatility of use are the key ingredients for this collection of lamps.

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MQ Bike parking station_2010

MN*LS has designed a bike parking station for MuseumsQuartier Wien that includes different types of bike parking systems combined together achieving a sculptural composition. The station includes a solar panel that provide energy to the LED lamps that illuminates the whole station at nights. Apart from that, it also includes a tire pomp, a static bike with dynamo to produce light while exercising/playing. It also includes information panels and billboards for communication. This bike station was designed to be integrated in the MuseumsQuartier public space with the objective of making an element that would fit between the sculptural installation, and the functional element. The flexibility of the system makes it adaptable to different situations and spaces. This project was realized in cooperation with the architecture studio PPAG, Wien.

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Enzo outdoor furniture_2010

Enzo is a project of outdoor furniture for the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, an evolution from a previous outdoor installation, "Enzis", that were destroyed by a fire in Winter 2009. "The need to replace so many seating elements at once brought with it the possibility and necessity to consider changing the appearance and introducing technical improvements," says MuseumsQuartier Director Wolfgang Waldner. Not only the design is new, the next generation furniture has also been produced using technology that that makes it more fireproof and more resistant to damage. PPAG, the authors of the previous project, Enzi, consulted Us, product designers MN*LS to develop the new project Enzo. "Working with Margarita Navarro and Ludwig Slezak brought important new aspects to the project because as product designers their approach is quite different from ours in many respects. After extensive research, we jointly came up with the ideal solution. We are especially pleased with the outcome because after seven years we welcomed the opportunity to create a new and improved version." says PPAG. Enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the Enzos can now be ordered directly for purchase in various color possibilities.

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Entre Lineas 2009

Entre Lineas is a one-off collection where unknown pieces are inspired by the traditions of ready-made. Through the Entre Lineas collection, MN*LS manages to add a different value to given objects and reinterpret them by the application of handmade techniques. Specifically, the collection is comprised of illuminated objects in a limited edition that appeal due to their rather poetic approach. Small hand folded antique books are turned into romantic and stylish lighting. If until now we were accustomed in using a light to read between a book's lines, now the light itself comes from between lines, in Spanish "entre lineas".

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Porta-pacchi 2009

Now on sale at www.dasmoebel.at

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V20 soft vase collection. 2007

Fabric vase 100% waterproof made with membrane fabric, sewed and thermo-sealed. Done during our collaboration with the studio Changedesign as Senior Designers/Project leaders.

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Italia Independent soft vase. 2007

Fabric vase 100% waterproof made with membrane fabric, sewed and thermo-sealed. Done during our collaboration with the studio Changedesign as Senior Designers/Project leaders.

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Pioneer speakers. 2003

Started as a competition during a Master course at Domus Academy, margarita had proposed a couple of speakers dedicated to Asian female teenagers. The "zigzag" proposal won the contest and was then optimized and produced for the Japanese market in 2003