Moooi offers quite the disappearing act. Light Shade Shade first presents itself as a mirrored hanging cylinder, reflecting its surroundings. When the light is turned on, though, the metallic-film shade reveals a concealed chandelier hidden within. Available in 3 sizes, designer Jurgen Bey’s creation multiplies the light from the interior bulbs with the dazzling effect of a candlelit hall of mirrors.
- Small: 32.3" h x 18.5" dia (82x47cm)
- Medium: 29.9" h x 27.6" dia (76x70cm)
- Large: 29.9" h x 37.4" dia (76x95cm)
- Canopy: 1.6" h x 5.5" dia (4x14cm)
- Cable length: 157.5" (400cm)
Semi-transparant mirror film shade, metal frame
- UL listed
- Small: E26
- Medium\Large: E12
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.