Plant Chandelier & Liberty Lounger. Courtesy of Moooi
_D_utch design company Moooi New York is participating in the NoMad night on Friday, May 17th during NYCxDESIGN. Be among the first to the see the new designs at the Moooi New York Showroom & Brand Store and join them from 6 – 9 pm for a complimentary drink. This special event will be followed by a tour through the US.
May 17 – 19 : New York (NoMad, WantedxDesign, NY Brandstore)
May 21: Washington DC (Illuminations DC)
May 22: Atlanta (Switch Modern)
May 23: Dallas (Scott+Cooner)
‘Thoreau once said: Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
Liberty table does not follow the rules of design, it isn’t logical and therefore it is true to its name’
The Liberty table, designed by Atelier Van Lieshout, is a typical example of artwork turned into a design object, just like the earlier released Liberty Lounger. With the Liberty Table, Atelier Van Lieshout continues to address the New Tribal Labyrinth and “Arts and Crafts” movement with traditional craftsmanship and using simple forms.
In the New Tribal Labyrinth, Atelier Van Lieshout envisions a fictional, future – utopian – society, where people would organize themselves in tribes; while dedicating their lives to industrial production and the manufacturing of raw materials.
The clean lines and the sturdy wood of the Liberty Table revoke a sense of nostalgia for rural traditions and living in the countryside while combining it with modern day luxury.
‘Nature knows exactly what it is doing; a thunderbolt and branch are in the basis just the same. It doesn’t need a plan to show us perfection’.
The Plant Chandelier, designed by Kranen/Gille, captivates the architectural uniformity in nature’s design, with its branches that grow and spread in definite directions.”The Plant Chandelier is part of a small collection of several ‘Plant’ designs and was designed and developed especially for the Noordbrabants Museum in The Netherlands.
The philosophy behind its design is the imitation of nature’s structures while indulging in the poetry of their beauty. Inspired by the linear patterns of Karl Blossfeldt’s plant photography, and unrestricted by cables or wires, the Plant Chandelier is free to elegantly bloom towards the ceiling. Its silhouette follows the anatomy of sun-kissed tree branches, with a golden glow, which converges into frosted domes of light.
The Plant Chandelier and Liberty Table are accompanied by Moooi’s digital proof of authenticity: The Button. This personal safe-keeper accompanies every Moooi design. The incorporated NFC- technology in The Button makes counterfeiting impossible and acts as proof of authenticity. By introducing The Button in their designs Moooi makes its supports in original design tangible.
A life extraordinary in full form that’s what the revamp of the Moooi New York Brand store & Showroom is all about. Located in New York’s Nomad area at 36 east, 31st Street the store is a must visit for all art lovers and design devotee. Expect to be inspired by Moooi designs that are always whimsical, original and slightly rebellious. Presented are e.g. the Quiet and Nordic Collection from Moooi Carpets, the Extinct Animals Collection by Moooi Wallcovering, two BFF sofa’s by Marcel Wanders, the Something Like This Sofa by Maarten Baas and The Iconic Eyes Bernhard Dessecker.
For almost twenty years Moooi has inspired and seduced the world with sparkling and innovative designs. The venture founded in 2001, is currently led by Marcel Wanders and Robin Bevers. Moooi is named after the Dutch word for beautiful – the third ‘o’ in the brand name stands for an extra value in terms of beauty & uniqueness. Moooi doesn’t tell designers what to do, but listens to what designers want to make, try to realise their dreams. Eclectic and always on the edge of commercial reality and cultural interest. To trigger, to create conversation pieces which make your environment more special, a life extraordinary.