|I like the simplicity in the design of the feet that easily can be attached or removed .|
|No air transported here. These watering cans are eminently stackable.|
|Training mugs for children (IKEA SMASKA). What a clever and appealing design.|
These children hooks (IKEA BÄSTIS) also show Mulder's clever, playful and truly original sense of design.
|This chair for IKEA (LÖMSK swivel chair) is very popular. It must take very special insight in a designer to make a fold down cover for a child to hide under. Maybe we adults would like something similar? |
This chair is still for sale and at the IKEA website Monika Mulder writes this:
|This is not most people's idea of a side table.(MYRÖ side table for IKEA) |
It is to me, a bold design you find at IKEA and not in other places. They can afford to take a chance like this.
|This stool is a similar bold design. (SLÖINGE stool for IKEA).|
Not exactly a place for an elderly person to sit on, but fun.
Pendant lamp called "Bulb". Clever play with shapes.
|Monica Mulder's latest designed product for IKEA is a metal flower pot called DADEL|
It comes in an oval shape also and I can already imagine more uses for them.
Child high chair (LEOPARD for IKEA)
This design is again very imaginative, unusual and beautiful.
Monica Mulder's comment at the IKEA website:
|This chair for a dog is charming. I wonder how a dog knows that this particular chair is for him and not the other chairs he usually chooses.|
This is SELJE, a bed table, Monikas recently designed for IKEA.Sir Terence Conran, the UK design wizard, thinks that knowledge of the materials and the manufacturing process is essential for designers:
It is unusual for many reason -- it is made from steel and the legs are not straight.
The opening slit is charmingly sideways and wonderfully simple.
"I have always seen design from the point of view of 'how are you going to make it?'...All my life I've had the knowledge that comes from having physically used my hands to make things. It all starts with a technique, or the quality of a material, and the design decisions are made because I know how a certain material will behave or how a certain machine can be used efficiently or economically". (From Terence Conran. Design and the Quality of Life by Elizabeth Wilhide 1999 page 14)
Dialogue with Monica Mulder 2008 by Andy Polaine