To make our living spaces yet more inspiring, Moooi is now focusing additional attention on furnishings that, true to its brand, outlasts market trends and fads. This broader furnishings perspective was launched at the 2013 Salone di Mobile in Milan, during which the company took over a 17,000-square-foot hall to showcase its products. Vissers believed Moooi had enough lighting and distinctive pieces to fill the space, but he also recognized the concept required some rounding out. "Moooi has always emphasized designers and products, but after 12 years, we finally had enough of an assortment to present our products together in a home setting - to show how a person or family could be one with their interior, " he says. "To do this, we needed more furniture. "
Vissers and Wanders play different, but overlapping roles in the company ("Marcel is a designer with business skill, and I am a business man with an eye for design and product, " Vissers explains) and have a pact that they must both love a new product before taking it to market. As a starting point for the shift into creating additional furniture, the two spent a lot of time thinking about the palette—what they loved and what the market was lacking. "We wanted to show our clients more color, and the concept of a patchwork of color was a great way to express this," says Vissers. Indeed, Moooi's new Patchwork series, which comprises a cabinet, cupboard, screen, and other accessories, is the furnishings equivalent of a 1960's color block frock. Vibrant yellows, greens, reds, and blues appear side by side on wood panels in a way that's unique and unexpected, but somehow still muted and highly functional.