Statement-Making Table and Floor Lamps from Moooi
When it comes to the balance of form and function, contemporary lamps might lean slightly toward the latter, reserved for lighting up a workspace, reading nook or accenting a room. But Dutch design house Moooi takes portable lighting to another level, with out-of-the-box designs that would make any dramatic chandelier jealous. Read on for a few of our favorites that take center stage in any room of the house.
A horse is a horse of course, unless it’s a floor lamp. Moooi’s Horse Floor Lamp gives new meaning to “party animal,” with a life-sized figure made of matte black polyester. A black linen shade atop his head diffuses light onto this true work of art.
Beginning as a concept of random construction, the construction of the Brave New World Lamp came into being without a design plan in place. Its structural quality is inspired by old Far Eastern bamboo scaffolding, with each piece of wood coming together to create a mechanical form.
Believe it or not, the main material of construction for this traditional lamp isn’t ceramic, metal or even plastic–it’s paper. With its classic form and bright finish, the Paper Table Lamp Patchwork puts a modern twist on a timeless silhouette.
Is it a lamp? Or is it a light source? The Filigree Floor Lamp was created to distinguish just that. Its over-sized polypropylene shade is translucent, which produces a soft, diffused glow.
Stacks on stacks, the Set Up Shades 5 recreates the typical designer floor lamp. Five lamp shades are stacked one on top of the other, creating a tiered look that diffuse a gradient of light from top to bottom.
The Construction Lamp S looks like it was built with a sophisticated erector set. Bolted together by brass screws and wooden slats, its construction takes on an elegant structure akin to industrial scaffolding.
Instead of a traditional shade, the Bucket Floor Lamp features a cardboard bucket finished with paper and lacquer. Cheeky and playful, the bucket is complete with a gold plated and porcelain handle.
The Space Frame Floor Lamp looks like a satellite floating in space. A geometric grid is composed of metal wires alongside of transparent diffusers with 64 LED modules for bright, ambient illumination. The grid is free to rotate and move as you see fit.
A lamp within a lamp, the Light Shade Shade Floor Lamp is not all that it seems. Its sleek modern frame holds a traditional lamp within a semi-transparent cylinder coated with a mirrored film. When the light is on, it shines through the film; when off, the cylinder is reflective.
Take a trip down the rabbit hole with the Rabbit Table Lamp. This bunny has true-to-life dimensions and is a conversation starter in any space. Perfect for everywhere from your study to the nursery, it’s one of our favorite table lamps from Moooi.
Sarah is a Brand Marketing Manager for YDesign Group brands. A writer and editor at heart, she loves storytelling in all its forms and is a copious consumer of the Internet (for better or worse). In design, she finds inspiration in simplicity, warmth and all things Danish.