Prodded by Moooi co-founder Marcel Wanders to make something “even my grandmother would like,” designers Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist responded with a fairy tale of a floor lamp—in the dimensions of a life-size horse. The renegade duo known as Stockholm studio Front fashioned the mighty steed in avant-garde black, working with a sculptor to create the lifesize model in ebony polyester supported by a metal frame inside. Sporting a matching silver-lined lampshade on his head, this creature raises the decorative stakes of any interior at full gallop.
- Base: 94.5" h x 90.6" w (240x230cm)
- Shade: 19.7" dia (50cm)
- Cable length: 157.5" (400cm)
PVC, viscose laminate, metal, polyester
- 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.