Moooi – unique design meets innovative manufacturing technologies
Design lighting manufacturer Moooi relies on innovative ideas and imaginative creations when designing its lights and lamps. Creative lights by Moooi are appreciated and enjoy an enormous popularity all over the world.
Since its founding in 2000, the young Dutch design company Moooi has made a name for itself. The founders Marcel Wanders, Caspar Vissers and Hans Lensvelt named their business after the Dutch word “mooi”, in English: nice. The additional “o” symbolizes an extra of beauty, value and eccentricity of the products.
Indeed, designer lights by Moooi are unusual or even eccentric. The style of the design lights features elements of classic forms interpreted in a modern way. So the company’s range of products includes many chandeliers and candleholders but also pendant lights and lamp shades, which are modelled on stylistic epochs. But Moooi does not just interpret different styles of design. The company likes also to experiment and explore new approaches. Absolutely fascinating: the ball-shaped lights made out of different kinds of material. To create the Moooi Random Light
, for example, yarn is dipped in resin and woven around a sphere, forming a hard shell. To get “Raimond
”, steel wire in combination with countless light emitting diodes imitate the wonderful appearance of a sparkling cluster of stars Minimalist designer lights are a Moooi specialty as well. Despite their understated look and their shape reduced to the essential, these concepts always feature a distinctiveness. The floor lamp “Miyake
” strikes the eye with its base made of massive concrete in a faceted structure. Moooi design lamps are individual and high quality. Simply the right choice for those who appreciate pleasant lighting effects and who have a penchant for the exceptional.
But Moooi wouldn’t be Moooi, if it wouldn’t put its own, individual mark on these interpretations. So the lights are presented with special socket forms, light heads and materials. Special highlights are, for example, the “Rabbit Lamp
”, which shows a rabbit in a ratio of 1:1. The Light Shade Shade
is a tribute to conventional chandeliers. Featuring a puristic appearance and an extravagant core, the Light Shade Shade is a very sophisticated pendant light which immediately attracts attention.
The company puts great emphasis on creativity and inventiveness. Moooi design lights are, above all, objet d'arts, which have been developed with much attention to detail and large, intense expressiveness. Though the lights of the Dutch business feature practical utility as well, the focus will – in contrast to other manufacturers of lights – always lie on design and artistic composition. Functionality has to subordinate, according to Moooi CEO Marcel Wanders who is swimming successfully against the tide. Since Moooi designer lights are very much sought after, despite – or: just because – they are so different from other lights and lamps. Many famous designers like Bertjan Pot, Ross Lovegrove, Jasper Morrison, Ron Gilad, Richard Hutten and Arihiro Miyake love to work together with this young company.
Moooi – Design lights with high artistic value
But Marcel Wanders himself has created the most interesting and extravagant lights from the Moooi collection. Tge designer has a good eye for unusual ideas and effects. So the lights always keep a surprise regarding shape and lighting effect. The choice of materials is unusual, too. Besides wood, plastic and glass, the Moooi design team also uses cardboard, parchment, cloth or even living sponges for the conception and production of its lighting ideas.
In short: Moooi lights stand for imaginativeness and creativity. Excellent lighting in combination with extraordinary forms result in an impressing achievement.