"It is a delightful home office, yes, but also a place we have ended up spending a lot of time as a family. Here, I can lay a huge piece of paper on the floor and work on a massive drawing with my eldest son. Bring out my old letter press to experiment with. These can remain for weeks, without having to be cleaned up or packed away. Projects can be sprawling, on-going works in progress. This space makes room for all the activities and things the apartment does not," Lamai notes.
Basically a wooden box, its materiality and the copious daylight flooding from the two skylights bestow an inherent warmth on the space. There is plenty of good work light too, as Lamai’s graphic design often takes on physical form with test prints, embossments, material tests and color-mapping.
A small, custom-built reading nook clad in Raf Simons for Kvadrat upholstery invites quiet contemplation. Below it, a Muuto Stacked shelving system, reconfigured many times over the years, now with a new home.
Lamai’s work at Muuto is marked by her examination of the meeting between color, materiality and medium. Even if the output is digital, she thrives in working with the physical, bringing her characteristic sense of tactility and texture to every detail, from campaigns and catalogs to displays and packaging.
This, alongside her particular penchant for color is playfully expressed throughout her own rooms. She says that while her exploration of color at Muuto is more conscious and systematic, her studio has become an absolute free space — somewhere to unbridledly experiment and try out new ideas.