In the hands of offbeat Dutch Brand Moooi and designer Marcel Wanders, even a classic floor lamp is ripe for reinvention. Double Shade features a PVC-coated cotton and viscose flared shade on an ultra-slender steel frame with a stabilizing tripod base. Melding a versatile form and unassailable function, it provides mood-setting ambient illumination.
- 63" h x 23.6" dia (160x60cm)
- Cable length: 98.4" (250cm)
Powder-coated steel, PVC/cotton, metal
- UL listed
- Bulb not included
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.