A floral crown way beyond the usual order of magnitude, Big O’s circle of glowing foliage is a wondrous feast for the eyes. Designer Bertjan Pot’s sparkling beauty of a light is animated via maker Moooi’s proprietary Electrosandwich technology, allowing ultra-thin construction with the lamp’s metal coating acting as the conductor instead of conventional wiring. A true artisan piece—with one housed in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam—this Heracleum lends its expanded radiance to dazzle in any environs.
- 13.8" h x 82.7" dia (35x210cm)
- Canopy: 3.1" h x 6.3" dia (8x16cm)
- Cable length: 157.5" (400cm) or 393.7" (1000cm)
- UL listed
- Color temperature: 2700K
- Bulb 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.