Design by Neri and Hu, 2009.
The inspiration for Moooi's Emperor collection draws from an age-old folklore story of an Asian emperor and a beautiful nightingale…
Once upon a time an Asian emperor was given a nightingale as a gift. The bird was so beautiful and sang in such a bewitching way that the emperor fell immediately in love with it and decided to keep it forever by his side. So the nightingale was put in a beautiful, majestic cage in the imperial chambers and became the delight of the emperor's days…
Neri & Hu have translated the story into a modern vision. This collection of lamps in stained handwoven bamboo features a majestic, "caged" shade, fit for a rare beauty like the nightingale in the story. The Emperor Large Suspension Lamp offers diffused ambient illumination through a glass diffuser. It features a Zamac base with steel frame and energy efficient compact flourescent lamping. Emperor Large is equipped with a DALI addressable electronic ballast.
Select a Red or Black handwoven bamboo shade.
Material(s): Bamboo, glass
Bulbs: 4 X 36W 120V 2G11 T5 twin tube compact fluorescent lamps (not included)
Moooi is an avant-garde Dutch design firm specializing in lighting, furniture and textiles. Founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers, Moooi is named after their native Dutch word for beautiful — with a third 'o' for extra value in terms of beauty & uniqueness. Moooi style is exclusive, daring, playful, exquisite.
In addition to Marcel Wanders' designs, the Moooi portfolio contains a range of work from other renowned designers including: Jurgen Bey, Bertjan Pot, Maarten Baas, Ross Lovegrove, Neri & Hu, Studio Job and Nika Zupanc. Moooi produces timeless objects of beauty which posses the uniqueness and character of antiques combined with the freshness of modern times. Designs by Moooi outlast everyday interiors, defining our home's personalities & delivering an extra touch of creativity and beauty.View other products from Moooi