Muriel, fondly known as Mu, is a woman of many incredible talents and the artist behind MU Design. Originally from Belgium, Mu now splits time in Costa Rica and her home country. Her breathtaking pieces are trademarked by the combination of natural, rough Costa Rican hardwood with a gracious contemporary touch--simply put, modern organic furniture & natural decor. As an avid surfer and mother of a pro surfer, Dean Vandewalle, Mu draws inspiration from the ocean, beach, and nature. She embraces nature’s beauty and its imperfections.
Mu works closely with her daughter Morane and local Costa Rican artisans to ensure that every creation has a unique story and is the result of inspiration and creativity. When Mu is not creating beautiful pieces or surfing, she loves to travel, spend time with her family, or put on her heels for a night out with her girlfriends.
MU’s philosophy speaks from the heart: authentic, personalized & proportioned.
Every piece is designed and handmade in a small-scaled production in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. MU works with wood from the beautiful Guanacaste tree, which is Costa Rica's national tree. All creations are made of wood that is originated from Permitted Forest Management and is Certified by Costa Rica and International Standards. In addition the small production team consists local Costa Rican people who benefit from a Fair Trade program.
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