Moooi's darkly sleek buffet is more than just a pretty piece. Designer Joost van Bleiswijk has fashioned it out of durable and sustainable Richlite, a breakthrough material made of paper. The medium is composed of layers of high-quality custom craft and resin-infused paper (from 65% FSC-certified pulp or recycled sources). Eco-consciously shipped flat-packed, the cabinet is assembled—as the name implies—without screws, glue or even tools, with the panels ingeniously sliding into each other.
33.9" h x 80.3" w x 14.2" d (86x204x36cm)
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.