In a breathtaking avian tour de force, British designer Umut Yamac gathers a magical flock of his finely fashioned friends in a luminescent LED assembly. More than a score of his gently glowing synthetic paper birds alight on the suspended polished-brass tree structure, each one individually constructed of synthetic paper with a gleaming golden beak, tail and feet. The sense of enchantment hints at the promise of flight as the birds take on a gently swaying motion with simply the merest touch.
- 106.3" h x 63" w x 66.9" d (270x160x170cm)
- Canopy: 2" h x 11.4" dia (5x29cm)
- Cable length: 393.7" (1000cm)
Aluminum, polycarbonate, synthetic paper, steel
- UL listed
- Color temperature: 3000K
- 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.