Under the Artistic Direction of Marcel Wanders, Moooi launched 'A life Extraordinary' for the annual Milan Furniture Fair, and revealed new works set against the opulent beauty and colour of bugs from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's collection.
Transforming the elegant interior of Via Savone into an immersive design experience, the Moooi show featured new works by familiar faces, including Bertjan Pot, Joost van Bleiswijk, Maarten Baas, and Luca Nichetto, and newcomers, Noortje van Eekelen, Rick Tegelaar, Edward van Vliet and Kit Miles.
Continuing the group's collaboration with celebrated photographers, collections were counterpointed by the colourful and almost surreal photographic details of Levon Biss’ high-magnification insect portraits. The 'Microsculpture' series was edited from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History collection, providing a fascinatingly and very opulent interior backdrop.
Definitely one of the highlight shows during Milan this year, the Moooi collection responded to the different ways we use furniture by exploring the world of interiors, from hotels to restaurants, offices, homes and bars, creating a collection that is evocatively Moooi.
Here are our Moooi highlights from the new collection...
Canal Chair by Luca Nuchetta
Inspired by the multicoloured rows of boats moored to the docks in Venice, Canal maintains the tradition preserving its Italian heritage in a contemporary product and can be tailored through bespoke embroidery and leg details.
NR2 Medium Floor Lamp by Bertjan Pot
Described as a light-hearted, transparent bubble dressed in a very fine cobweb, the NR2 Mecium Floor Lamp continues Bertjan Pot's very popular Random and Non-Random series of sculptural lights.
Woody by Marcel Wanders
A portable wooden table described by Marcel Wanders as resembling the shape and posture of a timid deer. The stool's reductive dimensions make it light and flexible, allowing you to easily move it around the room.