In its smaller version, Moooi faithfully scales down lighting designer Bernhard Dessecker’s offbeat chandelier inspired by BMW’s distinctive Mini headlights. Iconic Eyes features a facade of orb-like lenses made of frosted glass and set inside chrome rings, each one lit by an individual LED. First conceived for an update of Germany’s Bavarian National Museum, it enlivens any setting with its glowing ambient illumination enhanced by bright rings of light.
- 34.6" h x 23.6" dia (88x60cm)
- Cable length: 157.5" (400cm)
PE, PC, ABS, chrome
- UL listed
- Color temperature: 2700K
- Bulb inculded
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.