Joost van Bleiswijk's statement-piece harbors an unexpected twist—it's completely made of paper. The tall cabinet is fashioned in durable Richlite, an innovative and eco-conscious material composed of layers of high-quality custom craft and resin-infused paper (from 65% FSC-certified pulp or recycled sources). Also shipped flat-packed for a smaller freight footprint, the cabinet's assembly lives up to its name and requires no screws, glue or even tools as the elements simply slide into each other.
87.4" h x 42.5" w x 18.1" d (222x108x46cm)
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.