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.
Moooi’s philosophy for bringing craftsmanship back to design is explored in the new Bart collection, it’s what Marcel Wanders has described as “the coldness of industrialism, replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages".
Designed by Bart Schilder and the design team at Moooi Works, the Bart collection is inspired by an interest in the rounded shapes and "sumptuous glory" of 18th century Rococo pared back to a much simpler form. Bart has a classic silhouette that sits comfortably in a room. Its soft edges hold whimsy in the way cushions are detailed and upholstery is finished – buttons and quilting adding a bespoke layer of tailoring that Moooi is famous for.
The Moooi approach to the lighting, furniture and carpets designed at their headquarters in Amsterdam is underpinned by three words – 'the unexpected welcome'. It’s the Moooi promise that every April in Milan they will surprise us all over again.