Furniture Inspired by Wooden Boxes and Broomsticks

The LivingBlock collection is more or less a series of furniture made up of boxes and four sticks. While that’s the general idea that Madrid-based designer Antonio Serrano Bulnes had when he created the line for Mad Lab, the idea comes from his childhood where he played with wooden boxes and pieces of broomsticks.


The cubed storage units are assembled in unusual shapes and not your typical tall rectangular bookshelves. The legs pierce through the cubes making way for a very cool and intentional design element. Each piece is produced without hardware, only glued finger joints and then finished with natural waxes.


The company is all about sustainability and recycling and that’s how they approach everything they produce. The materials are locally sourced also.




The other pieces are made much the same way with the legs fit through the table and seat tops.



Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.