Lolita conveys an understated mood, in its gently curved shade and pale color, molded in ABS plastic with a delicate border. But to Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc, whose work has been dubbed “punk elegance,” the pendant represents a happily subversive take on the male-dominated design field by asking, “Who is afraid of pink?” Available in a choice of that pink, white and a rosy copper, the suspended light answers the question with a welcome glow, on its own or a cluster.
- 15.7" h x 14.6" dia (40x37cm)
- Canopy: 1.6" h x 5.5" dia (4x14cm)
- Cable length: 157.5" (400cm)
ABS shade, polyurethane base
- 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.