September 17, 2015

MOOOI: CREATOR OF THE THEATRAL PLACES BY MARCEL WANDERS & TEAMS




MOOOI: CREATOR OF THE THEATRAL PLACES BY MARCEL WANDERS & TEAMS
MOOOI NEW COLLECTION 2015




FROM MARCEL WANDERS: BEHIND THE CEILING
The world of design is rapidly changing, from a once-hermetic reality into a more human, accessible and versatile environment. Design is opening up and finding its way to a broader audience, as more and more people become interested in the way design contributes to their lives. Within the world of design, I can sense the will, power and potential to direct our creative talents toward areas and people our dreams have never touched before. We should use this momentum to reach out and broaden the significance of our creative field. For too long now, we have kept the world of design small and secluded, shutting out many new friends in the process.
As a consequence of this horizontal growth in design over the last 10 years, I am starting to feel the need for vertical growth as well. There is an urge and commitment to grow toward greater depth, to touch people in a more profound, unique and personal way. Design can outgrow its traditional cultural value and aspire to work on a grander scale, giving more, moving the hearts of its audience in unknown, deeper and more individual directions. Tomorrow, we must be better creators, give more, touch others more deeply. Design is a wonderfully direct instrument, as it connects to daily life. It sits, in fact, right at its core.
Design can exist at the very heart of humanity. It holds within it and expresses the desire, challenge and need to be right in the midst of life, where our audience live and live together. Where high art may have lost its meaning and purpose in our daily lives, becoming increasingly abstract and isolated in its own world, design can be the creative spirit that connects to people in an intensely personal way. We can reach out with ideas and dream the impossible. We can connect to a global audience, sharing the beauty of our surroundings to inspire the ongoing creation of our lives.
Both directions, horizontal and vertical, can work together in inspiring our audience; there are great values to share, stories to tell, dreams to be realised. We can develop an audience in many ways, and I view it as a personal challenge to be part of this growth.
In this installation, I wanted to go beyond the sentiments and needs of daily life to create a sense of wonder and find a new space for design. I wanted to create intimate personal objects, close to my heart, close to my hands; from my studio, straight to you. Design is a tool that allows us to reach out and inspire, to touch other and help make lives magic and wonderful.
I created a dream garden of lightness, a garden of wonders. A place to feel life in a different pace, life connected to the uncertainty of new connections, dance connected to space and sound. Frozen flower fossils come alive, Topiary melts its identity with flowers and creates crafted characters, potent while frozen for lifetime, frozen skeletons, captured in pots which feed them but keep them from going. Silent pets waiting for a home. Personal time captured in bleu painted skin and frozen motion of fingers in clay, creating individuality on ongoing basis, man is machine. Girls in fancy painted dresses floating through a room dressed up as silent bells absorbing the music in their dance of lightness. The shadow of the man with the golden nose is watching, as if he shows his opposite side, his inside.
Design is the unexpected welcome.
http://www.marcelwanders.com/about/writings/
You may visit Marcel Wanders’s past exhibition news at Stedelijk Museum to click below link from my blog archive.

http://mymagicalattic.blogspot.com.tr/2014/02/marcel-wanders-pinned-up-at-stedelijk.html






MONSTER CHAIR DIVING MELANGE DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS






















MONSTER BAR STOOL DIVING MELANGE DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS








ARION DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS




MOOOI CARPETS 2015
Moooi Carpets offers a collection of outstanding quality and beauty, with a wide range of carpet designs and countless customizing possibilities to always find the perfect match for any kind of interior.
The Moooi brand has always been about bringing additional beauty to people’s lives by decorating homes, offices and hotel rooms with iconic and innovative pieces of furniture and lighting. Now the moment has come for Moooi to launch a refined carpet collection with a rich assortment of unique, breathtaking designs, which accomplish the same 'Moooi' effect by generating beauty in an iconic way and fulfilling wishes in terms of quality, uniqueness, design variety and project specifications.
Moooi Carpets reinvents the carpet and opens up new horizons in the design world by introducing a technology that generates extremely high definition prints, which can even result in photo realistic flooring solutions. All the carpets combine an endless mix of colours thanks to the use of a groundbreaking high definition Chromojet printer and its accurate tones, which generate a playful illusion of depth. The collection counts on a broad variety of possibilities, being composed by three different families: the Signature, Moooi Works and Your Own Design. Each family group offers a number of different solutions to meet the many demands of projects and individual taste. 'Design your own carpet, retouch a Moooi Works carpet with 648 different colours or buy your favourite Signature carpet print. Moooi Carpets has it all. It’s the reinvention of the carpet!' proudly announces Moooi’s CEO  Casper Vissers.
The surreal, eye-catching designs of the Signature Carpets convey a sense of depth, intensity and motion. 48 breathtaking, eccentric and playful carpets designed by renowned names of the design, fashion and visuals arts worlds such as Bas Kosters, Bertjan Pot, Broersen en Lukács, Edward van Vliet, Front, Jurgen Bey, Klaus Haapaniemi, Maison Christian Lacroix, Marcel Wanders, Marian Bantjes, Neri&Hu, Ross Lovegrove, Sonya Pletes and Studio Job. Each creation represents its designer and the amazing world of his/her expertise and imagination. Next to these printed carpets, Moooi Carpets presents also 5 'jacquard' woven carpets by Marcel Wanders, which, with sophisticated and refined details, reproduce flat woven designs of 3D images that appear to be literally carved into the carpets.
The Moooi Works Carpets make for the best silent friends of any interior environment. They are a basic collection that includes a selection of straightforward yet refined designs. Helpful customizing options (colours and size) have been implemented in order to achieve 'the' perfect carpet match for all. Pleasant and elegant, these stylish carpets harmoniously blend into their surroundings, bringing along a final touch of colour, composition, structure and warmth.
CONTINUATION SHEET
Your Own Design offers the tools to develop and produce a tailor made carpet design. During this process the Moooi Carpets team follows clients’ wishes step by step, proposing the best solutions to create a unique carpet match for each project and its individual needs. In this case the clients become the designers.
This is just the beginning of a new platform that will lead to the most unique ways of creating, customizing and developing flooring solutions. In the near future Moooi Carpets expects to grow in different directions by exploring even more options to offer carpets matching everyone’s wishes and dreams.
Moooi Carpets proposes a vast, exclusive carpet collection, from signature jewels that always leave guests breathless to beautiful designs that finish off an interior with a dash of colour and heaps of style!

www.moooi.com




REMNANT 2 CARPET DESIGN BY NERI & HU




FREAKY CARPET DESIGN BY BERTJAN POT




REMNANT 1 CARPET DESIGN BY NERI & HU




DRY CARPET DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS




EDEN QUEEN CARPET DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS




TOMORROW CARPET DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS






CHARLES CHAIR DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS






RAIMOND TENSEGRITY FLOOR LAMP DESIGN BY RAIMOND PUTS










RAIMOND PUTS
The Moooi Team is truly sorry to hear of the loss of Raimond Puts.
Raimond will always be remembered by Moooi as 'The man who brought the starry sky into our homes'.
If there is some sort of thread that travels through the life of Raimond Puts (1937 - 2012) then it must be that of technical engineering. The machine designer he later became developed this talent already at a very early age when he played around with his meccano toy box. Technical science has fascinated him since. During his technical education he was trained in the craft of metalwork and owing to this a new world opened up for him.
About thirty years ago he began building models from cheap materials like strip–iron, mosquito nets & paper. He became attracted to the challenges of making geometric shapes & models. Over the years he has experimented with all sorts of shapes & materials. He searches for solutions to the practical problems he encounters with an angel-like patience & determination. Over the years his constructions have become more refined and by making use of the LED-technique, Raimond has found an extremely productive combination. In his work he searched for the ideal integration of beauty & functionality. In his designs he always searched for the essence & creates from minimal means, maximum results.  
He was not only interested in the exterior results. His objects stand as models for a world in which everything is connected to everything else. Everything fits perfectly. This conceptual simplicity inspired him to continue searching for newer constructions. In them, he found peace & continous surprises.
In 2010 Raimond Puts won the best Woonproduct of 2010 Award (Sanoma Woon Awards) with the Raimond light.





DEXTER SINISTER CARPET DESIGN BY JURGEN BEY








FROM MARCEL WANDERS
I remember my first design years in the early 80's.
I was studying design, totally enthusiastic and ready to change the world! Design was a deep and refined cultural medium according to me, able to touch humanity in a subtle and caring way and guide it to new unprecedented heights. I looked for all the little and bigger philosophies and ideas to support my growing knowledge and dreams. Reacting to my endless enthusiasm my teachers and my other design-heroes used to give me their "more realistic" view and told me "Marcel, it's terrible, the people in the street are ignorant, stupid and traditional. They're not interested in the great future designs we try to realize. They have no sense of taste and are unwilling to follow us". I was shocked and couldn't understand why we, being the hero's of the future, were so incredibly misunderstood and left alone.
Later I started understanding that in fact our point of view was outdated and that our works were conceptually as well as also visually based on a design theory and sense of style which was created for the first years of the industrial revolution and the baby-days of industrial design. Architects and designers strived to produce products that could be made by machines and that would help create welfare, equality and a political foundation for democracy. They created works that celebrated the poor possibilities of the available machinery. In this period bending metal tubes and cutting wood with a machine were considered small miracles. Designers created products that were easy to manufacture but difficult to communicate to an audience which was used to beautiful, crafted, ornamented objects.
Unfortunately this once interesting quest became a stylistic dogma which is still today controlling the works of design. The industry is far more capable of creating great fantastic products but we still follow the traditional dogma and we don't use the industry's full potential. We still feel the need to make things easy, economic, functional and simple instead of inspiring and brilliant (just imagine this would be the qualities of a gift you get from your lover). When I finished school I started understanding that our public perhaps was not so much interested in our so well-engineered works because it wasn't meaningful enough to them and they were looking for more inspirational media. They were just not so interested in our ancient (design) philosophy and they wanted more out of life.
If I look into the hearts of people, sometimes I can sense what they dream of. If I talk to them I can understand their needs. Their need for surprise, for security, for contribution and growth, for individuality and familiarity. Humanity creates an endless flow of illusions and hope.
So many girls want to be beautiful princesses or flying elves, so many boys want to feel cunning knights or wise kings. Why don't we make it our goal to realize those dreams, contribute deeply to the lives of others and ourselves in the meantime. We are allowed to speak the universal language of design which can be an inspiration to so many if we find the right words to speak.
It is our responsibility to be magicians, to be jesters, to be alchemists, to create hope where there is only illusion, to create reality where there are only dreams.
We cannot work for the company who pays us, we have to work for our public and create great value for them, we can no longer use humanity to serve technology, we have to use technology to serve humanity.

This text is the foreword for 'Twenty-First-Century Design: New Design Icons from Mass Market to Avant-Garde', Marcus Fairs ed. London: Carlton Book, 2006. 







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POWER NAP SOFA DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS












COLOUR GLOBE BY SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS






MOOOI CARPETS 2015




CRYSTAL ROSE CARPET DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS




CELESTIAL CARPET DESIGN BY EDWARD VAN VLIET




HEAVENS GATE CARPET DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS




ITS PARTY TIME CARPET DESIGN BY BAS KOSTERS




CARBON BAR STOOL DESIGN BY BERTJAN POT












MAGIC MARKER CARPETS 2015 DESIGN BY BERTJAN POT








BERTJAN POT
Bertjan Pot is a designer, probably best known for his Random Light (1999). The light started as a material experiment, which is basically the start of each product created by Studio Bertjan Pot. The outcome is usually an interior product showing a fascination for techniques, structures, patterns and colors. Most experiments start quite impulsively by a certain curiosity for how things would function or how something would look. From there Bertjan takes on challenges with manufacturers to explore possibilities and push the boundaries a bit. The reward for each challenge is a new one. Studio Bertjan Pot works with manufacturers such as Arco, Established & Sons, Feld, Gelderland, Montis, Moooi and Richard Lampert.







SPACE FRAME LAMP DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS








COPPELIA LAMP DESIGN BY ARIHIRO MIYAKE






ARIHIRO MIYAKE  
(Born in 1975 / Kobe, Japan)
Graduated from Kobe Design University, Japan in 1999 and Master degree in furniture and spatial design at Aalto University, Finland in 2002. After he had worked at a few design studios in Helsinki and Milan, in 2004, he established own design studio “Studio Arihiro Miyake” in Helsinki, Finland. The studio works internationally on the diverse design projects from the restaurant/exhibition architect to furniture/lighting designs. Arihiro is looking for the immortal aesthetics upon the innovative and technical challenges. 







CONTAINER TABLE BODHI WITH LINOAK TOP DESIGN BY MARCEL WANDERS
















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MOOOI: CREATOR OF THE THEATRAL PLACES BY MARCEL WANDERS & TEAMS
For more than ten years Moooi has inspired and seduced the world with sparkling and innovative designs.
The venture founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers is named after their native Dutch word for beautiful – the third ‘o’ in the brand name stands for an extra value in terms of beauty & uniqueness. From 1 September 2015 onwards Robin Bevers assumed the position of Moooi CEO, taking over this role from Moooi co-founder Casper Vissers.
Since 2013 the company’ art direction is in the hands of Marcel Wanders and Desirée de Jong. Two creative souls that lead the company’s creative potential. Wanders and Vissers maintain an influence in all inclusions to the brand, being both responsible for the overall design selection.
In addition to Marcel Wanders’ designs, the Moooi portfolio contains a range of work from other nationally and internationally recognized designers. These include, amongst others, Jurgen Bey, Bertjan Pot, Maarten Baas, Jaime Hayon, Neri & Hu, Joost van Bleiswijk, Studio Job and Nika Zupanc.
The collection’ style is exclusive, daring, playful, exquisite and based on the belief that design is a question of love. Timeless objects of beauty which posses the uniqueness and character of antiques combined with the freshness of modern times. This fusion brings the brand to focus on the production of iconic objects.
With this unique and iconic mix of lighting, furniture and accessories, which outlast everyday interiors, Moooi creates interior environments decorated with an inspiring variety of patterns and colours to embrace any kind of space and make people of different ages, cultures and personalities fall in love with their homes.
This unexpected home vision brings to life a whole world of new ideas and inspiring complete Moooi settings to brighten up daily life with a touch of magic. They represent places where visions converge and where everyone can stop and feel comfortable within the perfect eclectic mix of culture & experiences that makes a home environment more beautiful and unique.





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"Here to create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most 
exciting dreams come true."
Marcel Wanders








MARCEL WANDERS
Marcel Wanders (Boxtel, 1963) graduated cum laude from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (ArtEZ Institute of the Arts) in Arnhem in 1988 after being expelled from Eindhoven Design Academy. In 1995 he opened his studio in the beating heart of the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, quickly coming to worldwide attention in 1996 for his iconic Knotted Chair, which paired high tech materials with ‘low tech’ production methods.
Today Marcel’s powerhouse studio numbers around 50 international design specialists, and he is a prolific product and interior designer and art director, ubiquitous with over 1700+ projects to his name for private clients and premium brands such as Alessi, BisazzaKLMFlos, Swarovski, Puma, among scores of others.
Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel has made it his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.” His work excites, provokes, and polarises, but never fails to surprise for its ingenuity, daring and singular quest to uplift the human spirit, and entertain.
With this track record, it’s no surprise that the New York Times dubbed Marcel the “Lady Gaga of Design,” or that Business Week selected him as one of Europe’s ’25 leaders of change.’ In 2006, Elle Decoration awarded Marcel the prestigious title of ‘Designer of the Year.’ Other award wins include the Philadelphia Museum of Art's modern design collaborative award, Collab, and the Design Excellence Award for Marcel’s significant contribution to the field of design in 2009.
In his designs Marcel often mixes innovative materials and techniques with references to well known historical styles and archetypes, so users can easily connect to the pieces, enjoying them for a long time and in doing so create sustainable surroundings.
Marcel’s chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age;’ in which designer, craftsperson and user are reunited. In his process, Marcel defies design dogma, preferring instead of focus on holistic solutions rather than the technocratic. In Marcel’s universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment.

In 2001 Marcel co-founded the successful design label Moooi, of which he is also Art Director. Conceived as a platform for design talent from around the world, today the company works with around 30 designers, has a presence in 79 countries and is renowned for its quirky, eccentric but altogether inspired take on the objects that surround us.




Interior projects have become increasingly important in Marcel’s work, embraced for their enveloping of people in multi-layered, sensory experiences. Notable projects to date include such iconic interior architectural concepts as the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami, Quasar Istanbul Residences, and the Villa Moda flagship store in Bahrain - to name but a few - as well as private residences in Amsterdam and Mallorca.
In 2012, Marcel celebrated the launch of his boldest interior project to date, the aforementioned Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel, operated by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation. House in the city’s former public library,Andaz has been hailed as an experience akin to ‘Alice in Amsterdam,’ a reference to the eponymous Lewis Carroll book, Alice in Wonderland.
Many of Marcel’s designs have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world, like the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, London’s Victoria & Albert, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk, and Rotterdam’s Boijmans van Beuningen. In late 2009, Marcel’s first solo-exhibition, Daydreams, opened in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2012, Marcel was invited to present a capsule collection at Beijing’s Capital Museum and in 2014, Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up at the Stedelijk – 25 Years of Design– his first major museum retrospective, is set to open at Amsterdam’s premier contemporary art and design institution, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In addition, Marcel regularly presents at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan.
Marcel has been featured in numerous major design magazines including Domus, Interni, Blueprint, Design Report, Frame, I.D., Abitare,NWallpaper*, Nylon, Elle Decoration, Icon, and also in leading news and lifestyle titles such as Esquire, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, the Financial Times, New York Times and NBusiness Week.
Marcel is advisory board member for THNK, School of Creative Leadership, and has participated in several THNK Forums discussing the topics like innovations, creativity and education.