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.
Moooi began working cooperatively and then in a more formal arrangement with B&B Italia in the early days of the Dutch brand's launch. It was a business arrangement that paid off for the Moooi group, connecting with the design heritage of B&B Italia helped shape the foundations for Marcel Wanders and then partner Casper Vissers, while for B&B Italia the influx of a fresh-faced new design brand presented an exciting interplay for the Italian powerhouse.
The 'Europe by People: The Future of Everyday Living' exhibition explores architecture, design, food security urban renewal, sustainability and cities, and as Nicola Bozzi writes in her review for Domus magazine, the ever-permeable nature of the cultural connection is fostering a thriving creative community.
'Europe by People: The Future of Everyday Living' program is part of a 6 month program of events celebrating The Netherlands position presiding over the European Union. More information on their website.
Designer Rick Tegelaar is fascinated by materials, especially the ones he describes as ‘undervalued’. His Meshmatics Chandelier for Moooi takes its form from the simple beauty of chicken wire mesh, developed in a unique process he designed in his Arnhem studio in The Netherlands.
Along with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, Marcel Wanders has been recognised by Interior Design Magazine in New York for his achievements in design, joining the magazine’s 34th Hall of Fame.
Designer Arihiro Miyake is on the go. With a studio in Helsinki, any given week might also find Miyake in Amsterdam with Moooi, in Milan visitng the many collaborators and manufacterurs he works with, or in Japan working on a new interior. more space caught up with the designer to find out more…
For the launch of their Museum of Extinct Animals show in Milan, Moooi searched museum archives to find drawings and stories of some of the extraordinary animals the world has lost, bringing them back into focus through the new Extinct Animals collection.
Milan Design Week is over for another year and the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, installations, parties, talks and exhibitions have delivered. With the help of the Space team, more space has gathered together a list of our top 18 in 2018 – a roll call of our favourite chairs, tables, armchairs, beds, sofas and lights by some of the most exciting designers and manufacturers on show.
On the bustling streets of Milan where the design world has arrived for seven days of festivities, more space visits Moooi, Cassina, B&B Italia, Giorgetti and SP01 to see new designs and exhibitions and survey the installations around the city that are drawing crowds and feeding Instagram. Here is our snapshot from day one of the fair.
Following the success of the Space x Moooi Design Residency program, the newest design collaboration between Space and Moooi has unveiled a special edition carpet designed by acclaimed chef André Chiang – a design project that intimately traces the culinary history of Restaurant André one of the world’s top restaurants.
We meet Spanish designer Jaime Hayon whose ideas across art and design are big and colourful, always fun, and in recent years have included a large green chicken, a giant porcelain doll, and a zebra-striped polar bear wearing a gold top hat.
In the final episode of ‘A Life Individual’ we are immersed into the creative worlds of music and design. Join us as we visit Gillianne and Allan Griffiths at their beautiful home on the Mornington Peninsula.
Under the neon lights of "A Life Individual”, white lab coats, an inflatable dinosaur, and furniture by the world’s best brands, transformed the Space installation with humour and style wrapped up in a series of graphic b&w screens, a technique made famous by design radicals Archizoom that set the scene for the perfect Instagram vignette.