#stayhome with MUT Design

'From this suspended time there will be a completely new vision of design'

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#stayhome with MUT Design
12/05/2020 - Another episode in our series about the thoughts and reflections of designers during the lockdown. In these uncertain times of global emergency, to #stayathome is the imperative necessity. But can this “suspended time” be transformed into opportunity and can creativity help us to see a light at the end of this tunnel and imagine a future beyond the coronavirus crisis?

We asked MUT Design to tell us about their personal experiences during the lockdown.
 
How is the current situation affecting your life and work?
Due to the very strict quarantine rules we are facing here in Spain, our work and daily life are completely blurred. Since we have to be all the time home. On one hand it's a very weird feeling, but on the other hand you really get to enjoy your own place, you finally you have time to realize projects and handy work (in your home and in your professional life) that you normally don't have time for.

How did you organize, or reorganize, your workspace?
Since we had to close the studio, everyone is doing home office. Luckily there are all this communication tools like e-mail, whatsapp, skype... it's just not the same like working all together around the same table (something we find really important in the studio since we find it the most efficient way to communicate and give feedback to each other) but it's manageable. 

As for modeling (which we find a very important part in the design process) we still have excess to our 3D printer and you can always find materials at home to work with, not being able to buy new materials might not be a limitation but a chance to trigger your creativity in new ways!


Could this “suspended time” be transformed into opportunity for planners and designers? And if so how?
For sure in terms of product typology there will be a whole new view, especially for contract design. For example the separation screens for public spaces, shared work spaces.... 

Are there new projects born from this particular situation?
We launched a little contest in collaboration with Sancal, Catch a Beetle. The task was to get creative at home and to use any type of tool or material to create a Beetle (the acoustic panel designed for Sancal) The feedback was great, we received about 100 works, from beetles made out of food to 3d images. It was very difficult to choose a winner in the end.... You can have a look at the outcome on our instagram account.

How do you spend your spare time?
Taking on some personal projects, doing small reformations in the flat, painting, doing sports, trying new recipes, watching documentaries and what's also very important taking time to relax and disconnect.

Do you have any suggestions for your colleagues and others?
Sure, enjoy your home, trigger your creativity, take on projects that you normally dont have time for example, in our care to restructure and change our website, look through old projects that you might have forgotten and reactivate them, create new things without conditions.... but also dont force yourself feel only what your up to. Always remember it's also fine to do nothing from time to time.#stayhome with MUT Design

#stayhome with MUT Design

#stayhome with MUT Design

#stayhome with MUT Design

#stayhome with MUT Design

#stayhome with MUT Design

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