With a postmodern aplomb, Dear Ingo combines 16 workaday task lamps in a riveting chandelier, each one with its own adjustable spring-arm. Exuding a whiff of the familiar, this eye-catcher reflects the witty aesthetic of its creator, Tel-Aviv-born, NewYork-based Ron Gilad, and is part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Affixed to a steel ring that is hung by a steel suspension cable, the lights can each be individually directed or arrayed for the optimum balance in an interior setting.
- 19.7" h x 31.5"-94.5" w (50x80-240cm)
- Shade: 1.6" h x 5.5" dia (4x14cm)
- Cable length: 157.5"-393.7" (400-1000cm)
- 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.