With its elaborate twists and turns, Serpentine originated from Swedish designers Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren of studio Front while they were playing with a piece of paper and experimenting with different shapes. The suspension light’s dark steel framework creates the effect of an endless upwards spiral of almost-translucent forms that diffuse the ambient LED illumination. A certified attention-getter, it's perfect to hang above a dining table, in a hallway, or above a desk.
- 23.6" h x 18.1" w (60x46cm)
- Cable length: 98.4" (250cm)
- Canopy: 3.1" h x 6.3" dia (8x16cm)
- 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.