As it diffuses light in all directions, each ethereal globe that tops one of Bertjan Pot's floor lamps is unique and never completely round. Random's production process starts with a resin-dipped yarn that is casually coiled around an inflated beach ball, creating a translucent 3D sphere. After deflating and extracting the ball, the seemingly haphazard lines lend a gauzy transparency to the form, perched on its ultra-slim steel base.
- Medium: 79.5" h x 31.5" dia (202x80cm)
- Small: 73.6" h x 19.7" dia (187x50cm)
Powder-coated steel, fiber glass, epoxy resin
- 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.