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about

Ever since I was a child, I have been driven to design and create. From building Legos to the Moonlab desk, that same drive pushes me today. I studied architecture in university, which allowed me to work across all building needs, artistic and technical, including structure, design, materials, and regulations. After 6 years of architecture, I wanted to create new products. I decided to move from Spain to California in 2014 to pursue Industrial Design.

 

For the past 7 years, I have worked as an Industrial designer for start-ups and big companies. My portfolio includes electronic devices, backpacks, water bottles, sunglasses, and an award-winning device for the Apple watch. Through all these experiences I have learned about manufacturing, materials, functionality, and most importantly human-centric design. Now, I have decided to branch out on my own to create products designed specifically with you in mind.

 

Like many people around the world, my home became my office in 2020. I took this situation as an opportunity to work however and wherever I wanted. I wanted to optimize my space in order to increase my productivity while also being comfortable. This inspired me to design the Moonlab desk: a versatile desk that helps make everyday life work.

Additionally, I wanted the ability to work in different locations without sacrificing my productivity. Unfortunately, I am just not as productive on the couch! This inspired me to design a desk that is just as portable as my laptop. Take it to your balcony on a sunny afternoon, take it on your next road trip, or to a quiet room for that job interview. We have gone from working in an office to working from home and now working anywhere.

I designed the Moonlab desk not only with portability in mind, but also functionality and aesthetics. I didn’t want my personal space to become an office, so I made sure it could be collapsed or hidden when not in use. And when in use, this modern desk can be incorporated into any style of home. I worked really hard to create a piece that you feel proud to own. I hope you love the Moonlab desk just as much as we do!

Unfold your creativity and work anywhere with Moonlab.



Alvaro Dominguez de Luna
Los Angeles, CA
April 2021

DESIGN PRINCIPLES

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environmentally friendly. Made in California

FSC certified for sustainability & EPA certified for low emissions.  Baltic Birch is a natural product made from a renewable resource. Therefore, it is one of the most environmentally friendly wood products available to the consumer. The abundance and speed of growth of Birch trees mean that it causes minimal devastation or destruction of biodiversity when they are cut down, making Birch plywood a sustainable choice that has little impact on the environment.

Local manufacturing. We buy the material and manufacture our products in Venice, Los Angeles, which means we have a really small carbon footprint. We help local businesses bringing growth and innovation to our community. 

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quality materials. personal manufacturing

Made from 100% birch hardwood. We manufacture our products with hardwood baltic birch plywood because has the best strength and less weight, making it the strongest and most dimensionally stable panels available. It’s unique because of its all-birch veneer core that’s cross-banded and laminated with exterior grade glue, making for a superior stable sheet.

Durability, stiffness and good appearance are the key factors that make us chose this material to create our products. Birch's color is light in appearance, and it has a very uniform grain that is smooth and durable, turning into a natural modern finish look.