Held annually, the London Design Festival is a celebration of the worlds leading creative talents.
In 2015, the event had a strong programme of exhibitions and seminars, shows and pop-up events happening about the city, found everywhere from the Victoria and Albert Museum to small local studios, plus a select few taking place at some iconic London landmarks.
Dutch brand Moooi took the opportunity to launch their new showroom at a striking and well-known landmark called Sea Containers House. They presented inspirational living sets with their latest designs like Arihiro Miyake’s Coppelia Lamp, Jonas Forsman’s Shift Chairs, complemented with a selection of the latest Moooi Carpets collection as well as complete with a stunning view overlooking the Thames River. Over at B&B Italia, Antonio Citterio designed the front window installation featuring his recently released Michel Club and Michel Effe sofa, and the Solatium seating system and Febo Dormeuse were also revealed for Maxalto.
One of the city's most talked about installations was Alex Chinneck 's ‘a bullet from a shooting star’, a 35-metre-tall latticed steel sculpture resembling an upside-down electricity pylon. Read more here
Denfair in Melbourne is the new kid on the design block and has quickly established itself as the go-to place for emerging and established furniture design brands, textiles and art, as well as object design that was focused this year on the blossoming collaborations between culinary creatives and their design counterparts.
Euroluce is the barometer for light innovation. This year the festival lit a path across Milan, from the Brera district to the famous Spazio Krizia, unveiling artful installations and new works by Studio Formafantasma, Tokujin Yoshioka, Nendo, Edward van Vliet, and more...
At the Milan Furniture Fair this month, Moooi launched 'A life Extraordinary', featuring new works by familiar faces and newcomers, all set against the opulent photographic backdrop of insects in hyper-colour detail.
In his first collaboration with Moooi, London-based designer Umut Yamac has created an interactive light called Perch that plays on his interest in design that moves us, and a fascination with birds.
Studio Arihiro Miyake was founded by designer Arihiro Miyake in Finland in 2004, his latest work Coppélia transforms LED technology and echoes the beauty of Bohemian and Venetian master glassmakers of the 18th century.
A new armchair and sofa range by Bart Schilder and Moooi Works takes its detail and tailoring cues from the design heyday of the Rococo period.
Dutch design was in focus at Melbourne Indesign in 2016 with an exhibit of design brands from The Netherlands including Space Furniture brand Moooi.
We go behind the brand with Desirée de Jong, Moooi art director and graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven who joined Marcel Wanders Studio when Moooi was just a dream.
For anyone who thinks they could identify the aesthetic of Marcel Wanders in a heartbeat, recent Moooi collections show it might be time to think again.
The creative connection between Italy and Holland is based on both export markets and the power of cultural exchange, a topic that is currently being explored through the 'Europe by People: The Future of Everyday Living' program at the MAXXI in Rome.