Moooi’s elevated take on a folding chair from designer Jonas Forsman adapts to a larger lounge version. Shift’s rounded, 3-dimensional shape provides a comfy respite with its soft knitted backrest and padded seat. Whether in an urban apartment or a country house, the lightweight but sturdy steel-frame chair can easily be transported to another setting by simply folding it up.
- 32.1" h x 32.1" w x 29.5" d (81.5x81.5x75cm)
- Seat height: 15.4" (39cm)
Powder-coated steel, polyester
It rhymes with “boy,” and a child’s wonder and uninhibited creative impulse is at the heart of this Amsterdam design house co-founded in 2001 by Netherlands design star Marcel Wanders. Then as now, Moooi’s aim is to crack conventions of modern design, providing a platform for the most experimental creatives around the world, including Studio Job, Bertjan Pot, Front and Neri&Hu, as well as creative director Wanders himself.
Some of Moooi’s beautifully eccentric pieces like the charred-wood Smoke Chair; the nearly life-size Horse Lamp; and Iconic Eyes, a dazzling hanging light made of BMW headlights, have become design icons. “We are not the kind of company that decides to produce a commercial chair and then contacts the right designer,” says Robin Bevers, who took the reins as CEO in 2015, after co-founder and Dutch design entrepreneur Casper Vissers stepped away. “It’s rather the other way round: they contact us.” From hotels to homes, the flights of fancy in furnishings, wallcoverings, rugs, lighting and décor from Moooi continue to marvel.