Inspired by the kinetic movement of its namesake ballet, Coppélia is Helsinki-based Japanese designer Arihiro Miyake’s gorgeous take on a chandelier. The story of a beautiful mechanical doll who appears to magically come to life in the dance underpins the graceful steel-wire structure aglow with dozens of LED lights that also transports the electric current along its slender lines. Like a graceful tutu overhead, the fixture’s soft radiance lends a romantic atmosphere to any interior.
- 21.3" h x 39.8" dia (54x101cm)
- Canopy: 3.1" h x 6.3" dia (8x16cm)
- Cable length: 157.5" (400cm) or 393.7" (1000cm)
Stainless steel, polycarbonate
- UL listed
- Colour temperature: 2700K
- Bulb included
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.