With its dramatic scooped-out surface in ultra-thin pressed veneer, Woood can be used as either a desk or a side table. From Amsterdam-based designer Marcel Wanders, it also has a cable routing hole for electronic cords and chargers. Apropos for displaying artworks or treasured possessions too, the piece is carefully crafted with turned legs and sleekly finished in a black stain.
30.7" h x 39.4" w x 25.2" d (78x100x64cm)
Solid beech frame, 3D pressed oak veneer
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.