Moooi makes a statement in black and white with this lacquered wood table that extends the standard 64-block checkerboard as an allover motif. It hails from Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren of the Swedish studio Front, who often take a Pop Art stance with otherwise prosaic furnishings. With Chess Table, they also provide a functional surface for match play—perfect for art aficionados who also relish the thrill of the game.
23.6" h x 15.7" w x 15.7" d (60x40x40cm)
Lacquered wood, steel frame,
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.