Belying its sophisticated appearance and Art Deco overtones, Meshmatics is fashioned from humble wire netting, beautifully elevated by Dutch designer Rick Tegelaar (who developed a special machine and a set of tools to model it with accuracy). Realizing the full potential of the thin and flexible medium, the chandelier takes form as it is stretched and shaped in 3 overlapping layers. Given the nature of the transparent material, Meshmatics emits a radiant glow without obstructing the view.
- Small: 22.8" h x 22.8" dia (58x58cm)
- Large: 35.4" h x 35.4" dia (90x90cm)
- Canopy: 3.1" h x 6.3" dia (8x16cm)
- Cable length: 157.5" (400cm)
Galvanized steel, brass
- 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.