Set Up Shades seeming consists of separately stacked lampshades but it is actually a solid piece that radiates beautifully soft light. Designer Marcel ruminates on the conical form in 3 versions of the floor lamp, piling the lampshades 6, 7 or 8 high. Discarding expectations of what a lamp should look like, the designer arrives at a whimsical but completely functional room addition.
- 5 Shades: 26.4" h x 7.9" dia (67x20cm)
- 6 Shades: 45.7" h x 11.8" dia (116x30cm)
- 7 Shades: 70.9" h x 15.7" dia (180x40cm)
- Cable length: 98.4" (250cm)
PVC viscose, metal
- UL listed
- Small: E12
- Medium & Large: E26
- Bulb not 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.