Design is a question of love. Founded by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers, this avant-garde Dutch brand has seduced the world with innovative designs since its inception in 2001. Derived from the Dutch word 'mooi', meaning 'beautiful', Moooi possesses an extra 'o' for its extraordinary beauty. Moooi specializes in lighting, furniture and textiles. Moooi's 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.
Born in Arnsberg, Germany, 1978 but moved to the Netherlands in 1979 where he grew up. In 2002 Baas graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven with two designs including a series of charred furniture, popularly known as the Smoke series and an ingenious sundial, displaying the hours in shadow. His works were nominated for the René Smeets and Melkweg design awards.
Three of Baas' Smoke works have been reproduced by avant-garde Dutch design firm, Moooi. Thanks to the international exposure of successful exhibitions in Milan, London, and Paris, the Smoke series is considered by museums, critics, collectors and the design-informed public an iconic collection of contemporary design.
Maarten Baas lives and works in Waalre, near Eindhoven, in the Southern region of the Netherlands. It is there where he produces his handmade furniture and is continually developing new concepts and designs.View other products by Maarten Baas