I really like the image of a lightweight light, it being almost nothing. Untouchable like light itself. My wish was to create an inflatable down lighter. LED Zeppelin is the big silver inflatable bag with transparent bottom. The silver foil reflects the light from the LED downwards; the transparent foil keeps the air (blown in by a small fan) in and lets the light shine through.
materials: aluminium, translucent foil, reflective foil, ventilator
dimensions: h:60 w:150 d:80 cm
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‘Heracleum’ arrived at Moooi as a fantasy. I had the wish to light many LED-lights at the same time. I experimented with bundles of electricity wires that I shaped into a branch structure. During the development of the design it just seemed that too much soldering was required. Then Marcel Wanders had the ‘luminous’ idea to use his ELECTROSANDWICH® to make the design possible. The structure was coated with a plastic layer for isolation and on top of that a conductive layer to supply the LEDs with power. Using this technique it was possible to create a structure more slender than I had hoped for when I started the project. The technique and design are perfect for each other. ‘Heracleum’ is produced by Moooi.
materials: metal wire frame, polycarbonate lenses, ultra thin suspension wire, copper and nickel version
dimensions: h:65 ∅:98 cm
For sales please go to: www.moooi.com Heracleum II Small Heracleum the Big O
When Moooi transferred the production of the Random Light from a manual to a mechanized one, one of the problems we encountered was making it random. When that problem was solved we decided to use the machines preference to make non-random structures. After some time the Non-Random Light was born. Not just the structure is non-random. Where the random Light was throwing it's light around the whole room, the non-Random Light lights most of it downwards due to the small reflector on top that at the same time hides most of the light bulb. Sold through Moooi in black and white.
materials: fiberglass soaked in epoxy resin, powder coated aluminium cap, material reflector: shiny anodized aluminium, white and black
dimensions: h:54 ø:48, h:70 ø:71
Here seen trough the shop window of Silvera in Paris. 135 bulbs, 30 meter of electric cable and glass fiber rod, 120 meter of black ribbon and about 30 black marbles create this chaotic piece. As if it were an exploded version of what once used to be a chandelier.
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Ketelhuis, TU Delft, Bouwkunde / foto: Rob 't Hart
This old fruit asked for a different treatment. It became the ‘Old Fruit Versatile’ (See old fruits, tops and bottoms). We made a small batch of old fruits.. but the squash season is over, unfortunately we are no longer able to deliver these lights.
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Cutting those particular old dried fruits in half and equipping both halves with a 25watt bulb make these simple lampshades. The inside has a white coating to reflect as much light as possible. The outside was coated black. They were produced in a limited edition and are sold per 2 (one top, and one bottom to make a perfect match). The squash season is over, unfortunately we are no longer able to deliver these lights.
Constructed like a light reflective screen used by photographers, this large (110cm diameter) foldable light shade isn’t the slickest thing around but sure provides you with a nice light over a dinner table or a workspace. Formerly produced by Moustache.
A single ten-meter long glass-fiber rod shapes the tentlamp. Although it is flirting with computer esthetics, it is totally handmade. It was first shown during the furniture fair of Milan in 2002 but is not in production.
A resin drained glass-fiber yarn is randomly coiled around a big balloon. Sounds simple but it took me 3 years to develop. Now sold trough Moooi in three sizes (50cm, 85cm and 105cm diameter.) all sizes sold through Moooi.
materials: white or black fiberglass soaked in epoxy resin, chromed steel pendant
dimensions: ø 50, ø 80 or ø 105 cm
These light shades are made by sucking a circular knit drained with resin onto a cluster of balloons. The shape is different every time. Sizes vary in height from 45cm until 160cm. For those who like them I still make them once in a while.
materials: circular knit tricot,resin
not for sale