A genuine fascination with the construction of an object animates the work of prolific Dutch designer Joost van Bleiswijk, as seen in this industrially chic floor lamp. Resembling a traditional electricity power pole and topped with a bent-steel shade, the once-humble elements are transformed in Joost's sleek update. Recalling both vintage toys and street scaffolding, Construction's components are assembled by hand to an impressively idiosyncratic result.
- Medium: 54.7" h x 26.4" dia (139x67cm)
- Large: 72.8" h x 35.4" dia (185x90cm)
- Cable length: 118.1" (300cm)
Powder-coated aluminum, steel
- 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.