Abdallah Al Mulla
Abdallah Al Mulla:
MULA, a design studio founded in 2018 by Dubai based Architect/Designer Abdalla Almulla. MULA’s creative practice is driven by the creative energy, which is constantly in flux; going into the unknown, creating new ideas and developing them as the design advances. The methodologies are perceived as a sequence of theoretical and visual design explorations within a focused subject by using patterns and geometry as regulators in setting the design guidelines.
At MULA, we simultaneously study the subject’s attributes to develop them through a preliminary study of concepts, prototyping and digital technology. We use the method of prototyping to learn and repeat, in doing so, a creative value is added to the creative practice to constantly evolve, providing the customers with unique designs.
She wants to live in a kinder, better world, so consciously creates work that inspire us to do so. She graduated in print making from the Llotja School of Applied Arts, followed by a degree in sculpture at the Barcelona Faculty of Fine Art, and eventually a Masters’ degree in video and TV production at the Universitat Politècnica, Barcelona. An academic exploration from some of the oldest forms of communication to the most modern, a journey linked by the timeless need to make sense of the world through art and stories. Along the way, she was fortunate to study under some of the great masters: working for Jaume Coscuella and Magí Baleta, engravers of the work of Joan Miró, Jaume Plensa, Xavier Grau, and Garcia Sevilla.
She has worked across many mediums as a visual artist, illustrator, designer, ceramicist, professor, photographer, and videographer. Amongst her professional posts: working at TV3, illustrating for the International Herald Tribune, designing ceramic pieces for Bosa, design for BD Barcelona, and many other roles in between. She frequently collaborates with her partner, the powerhouse Creative Director Ramón Ubeda, with whom she created their stunning, shared, studio space in the @22 district of Barcelona.
Her ability to both switch between and fuse many mediums lends her work substance and a fascinating depth. Her work is thought-provoking; it can be hard hitting with a distinct social message or, at times, ethereal and delicate and others exuberantly joyful, with a fierce, feminine energy.
Creativity with purpose is what motivates her explorations with colour and form, creating a mood, invoking a memory, or stirring an emotional reaction as important as function. She captures the spontaneity and enthusiasm that is usually lost past childhood, maintaining a fresh, open-minded approach to each new project. Her studio is a place of joyful creativity where she continues to work across several mediums and disciplines with the brands, companies, and collaborators that move and inspire her.