When we talk about design studios, we tend to imagine product designers in the interiors sector hard at work on, well, large things, such as sofas or chairs, or very useful things, say kitchen utensils or water-saving taps. We don't associate them so much with little things, and certainly not decorative things.
But Mad Lab is an independent contemporary design studio in Madrid that's all about beautiful hand-made little wooden objects, some useful, some purely decorative. So the product offer is divided into Useful and Soul objects, with the former offering small storage boxes, desk-tidies and homewares such as trivets, while the latter offers collections of little wooden houses and buildings which reflect architectural styles from around the world. They are utterly charming and are perfect for the collector - and young children no doubt love to get their hands on them too.
Oh, and these objects are the work of leading industrial designers, who've been delighted to collaborate with Mad Lab: Hector Serrano, Borja Garcia and Mario Ruiz, as well as Antonio Serrano, co-founder of the business.