Designer Joost van Blejswijk, who also revels in the life of a craftsman, adapts his Construction motif as a suspension light for Moooi. Inspired by vintage toys and traditional electricity poles, the fixture's details and joints are assembled by hand in the manner of Victorian cast-iron components. A dramatically oversize bent-steel shade provides a complementary modernist flourish.
- Medium: 18.9" h x 26.4" dia (48x67cm)
- Canopy: 1.6" h x 6.3" w (4x16x16cm)
- Large: 25.2" h x 35.4" dia (64x90cm)
- Canopy: 1.6" h x 8.7" (4x22x22cm)
- Cable length: 157.5" (400cm)
Diecast powder-coated aluminum, wooden slats, bent steel shade
- UL listed
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.