Monster Chair: Diamond
Words like eclectic, playful, and surreal often describe designer Marcel Wanders’ vision and his signature side chair fills the bill. But his Monster is really a softie, with a diamond-quilted covering over its exaggerated contours. As meltingly comfortable as it is distinctive, the range of almost unlimited upholstery choices make each and every version scary stylish.
- 31.5" h x 16.5" w x 15.7" d (80x42x40cm)
- Seat height: 19.7" (50cm)
- Category I: Denim, Macchedil Grezzo, Macchedil Sottile
- Category II: Abbracci, Oray Ray, Oray Ronan, Solis
- Category III: Jacquard Andaz, Jacquard Fresco, Jacquard Old Black/Blue, Justo, Liscio, Merit, Remix 3, Vesper
- Category IV: Canvas 2, Divina 3, Divina Melange 3, Divina MD, Fiord 2, Tonica 2, Steelcut 2, Steelcut Trio 3, Palette
- Category V: Hallingdal 65, EA, Bearded Leopard Jacquard, EA Blushing Sloth Melange Mohair, EA Blushing Sloth Woolly Mohair, EA Calligraphy Bird Jacquard
- COM and COL available on request
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.