Moooi at Milan Design Week 2019

Moooi, A Life Extraordinary

Moooi is presenting at a new location this year, to be exact the Mediateca Santa Teresa building, situated at the via della Moscova 28 in the Brera Design district. Also brand new are two new Moooi designs. The BFF Sofa designed by Marcel Wanders and The Party, lamps by Dutch designer-duo Kranen/Gille. The lamp is hard to be missed at the venue; it is made in ceramics in the shape of a face and comes in many, mucho varieties. The newest Moooi couch is harder to get a glimpse of, because the visitors are lounging and even sleeping on it. (FYI; We visited at the end of the day.)

According to Moooi’s PR; Luxurious, Whimsical and Original are main keywords for this presentation. We, at Mimi Berlin, think they are right.

Foam Wall Coverings

It’s the first time we noticed the interesting ‘Extinct Animals Collection‘ a collection of soft foam-like, 3D wallcoverings in different patterns (as you can see in the images we took above; in brique, in a pattern that’s named ‘Dwarf Rhino’) These walls remind us of the old-fashioned wallpaper often used in hotels and kitchens in the seventies, they cover unevenness very well. We think it’s a smart move to present it as being luxurious!

Moooi Tokyo Blue

Downstairs you can find the presentation ‘Moooi Tokyo Blue’: everything in indigo blue also furniture in a slightly Japanese setting: workshops with denim and (smelly) dyed leather are on show here as well. A collaboration with Amsterdam Jeans city, ECCO Leather and Shin-Denim and Moooi.

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Gratuliere Moooi and Rick Tegelaar

Moooi and Rick Tegelaar

Dutch Design label Moooi has aquired 2 new products: the Filigree Floor Lamp and the Meshmatics Chandelier. both designed by Rick Tegelaar. Congratulations to both!!

(images via/order at moooi.com)

New Light

According to Moooi “Tegelaar’s designs shed a new light on undervalued materials and existing techniques, resulting in the industrial-inspired products” we only have to add that: these designs are elegant, fragile and they can be the (must-have of the decade) ‘focal point’ in your home if you want to, but they don’t have to.

See an editorial in which we, at Mimi Berlin, used the Filigree Floor Lamp, a long time ago……..

Gerrit Rietveld Academie Fashion Show 2018

Fashion Show 2018

The fashion design students at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam got to show their talent during the ‘Fashion Show 2018’ featuring the collections of this year’s fashion graduates, 12 of them, and a selection of work by the first- and second-year fashion students.The show was held at the NSDM terrein in Amsterdam-Noord. We, Mimi Berlin Bloggerteam, (in particular Herr Kaldenbach) took (backstage) photo’s for y’all who could’t be there.

June 6, 2018. (hope all the names are placed at the correct collections….if not please let me know! xoxo MIMI

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Milan Designweek 2018 Dutch Design and Art at Museo Diocesano

Tutti Dutch at at Museo Diocesano in Milan

Dutch design mixed with Dutch art at the ‘Nothing New’ exhibition. At the same venue; Museo Diocesano in Milan, emerging Dutch design talent at ‘Bar Anne’ on show during Milan Designweek 2018.

Lensvelt

The Dutch (contract) furniture company Lensvelt made quite the bold statement during Milan Design Week 2018 with the exhibition: Nothing New at the Museo Diocesano in Milan. Lensvelt didn’t show new furniture, but mixed it’s previously produced design amongst art (installations). The Nothing New exhibition was curated by Maarten Spruijt, some of the works, including performances were especcially  made for the exhibition at Fondazione Lensvelt. (see all info under the images)

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Dutch Designers Re-invent The Chair

Dutch Designers Re-invent The Chair

What do the Red and Blue chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1918, The Wassily chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 and the Lounge chair and ottoman designed by Eames in 1959, have in common, except for the fact they are designed in the 20th century? Well, these design icons have all been re-invented by Dutch Designers. Just that.

Red and Blue Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1917. Wassily Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 (currently produced by Knoll). Lounge chair and ottoman designed by Eames in 1959. (currently produced by Herman Miller)

There are probably are more examples. Please be so kind to share them with us if you know! Thanks! xoxo Mimi

(other images via: Maarten Baas Tessa Koot Mal-Furniture)

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Experiment with Parabolas by Johannes Offerhaus

Experiment with Parabolas by Johannes Offerhaus

Designer Johannes Offerhaus presented his ‘Experiment with Parabolas’ yesterday at Studio 80 in Amsterdam. Offerhaus spent a year creating this overwhelming collection-show-performance In which fashion and kinetics collide. ‘Experiment with Parabolas’ was (partly) funded by the Frans Molenaar Fashion Award which Johannes Offerhaus won last year, in 2016, the year he graduated at the fashion department of @ArtEZHogeschool Arnhem

(image credits/via ArtEZ Fashion Design Arnhem)