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.
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.
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.