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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Mendini Tribute Cinema at Moooi Mimi <3 the Font

Mendini Tribute Cinema

The Mendini Tribute Cinema is an initiative by Marcel Wanders and Milano Design Film Festival, it’s in honour of Alessandro Mendini. Seen at the Moooi venue at the Mediateca Santa Teresa, via della Moscova 28 in Milan. We, at Mimi Berlin, loved the simple font use for this pop-up cinema……….

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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……..

Fuorisalone 2015: Moooi

Fuorisalone 2015: Moooi

Moooi did it again! Showcasing their designs in a spectaculair presentation during Fuorisalone 2015 at the via Savona 56 in the Tortona area; 21 settings were unfold in a combination of 9 home environments, emphasized by 39 artistic photographs, with a towering height of 4.5 meters, made by Rahi Rezvani as backdrop. Continue reading

Milano designweek 2014: Miniatures

Mimi Berlin noticed a mini trend: Miniatures. We have to be honest we only saw mini furniture at Dutch exhibitions so it really isn’t a trend, it’s an ienie mini trend or maybe just something the Dutch are interested in. At Lensvelt the designs by Maarten van Severen were miniaturized, since Lensvelt produces the furniture by the Belgian designer it can be a logical move to show them in a small size. Moooi showcased black miniatures in the hallway to the actual exhibition, where everything was larger than life and very colorful. We guess Moooi was looking for a contradiction. At Supermodels, a travelling exhibition about product design, architecture and interior architecture initiated by Concern, we saw an overview of 3D printed chairs in white by Dutch designers. Also they made a complete miniature sized design dollhouse in full color! Fun! The maquettes or scale models (1:18) of houses designed by Dutch archtitects shown at Supermodels can’t be counted in as miniatures because they are functional design devices. But these scale models were the only accountability for showing miniature furniture in white.