Introducing: Mogg Furniture
Brand new to YLiving is an Italian company named Mogg, short for MObili (furniture) OGGetti (objects). The brand was launched in May 2012 by former architect turned furniture designer, Nicola Galbiti, who presented his first collection at Salone del Mobile. The brand continues to launch sculptural pieces that are functional, fun, and slightly quirky, that will most definitely be conversation starters when your guests get their first look.
Designed by Annebeth Philips in 2015, the T-Chair is a modern take on a traditional dining chair. Its eye-catching silhouette features a backrest that’s in the shape of a flattened t-shirt. The chair aims to add a sense of humor to your dining table and comes in multiple colors, as well as a black and white striped version.
The Mist-o designed Mezzanino Coffee Table, Square seems fairly minimal but it comes with a decorative stair along the side of the table to hold all of your knickknacks and other decorative objects in an unusual way. Available in a number of colors for the lacquered wood version, the table also comes in concrete.
Markus Johansson designed the Nest Armchair, which was inspired by the unruliness of most bird’s nests, along with the spindles you’d find on the backrest of a country kitchen chair. A series of wooden spindles twist around to form an elegant hourglass shape that results in a cozy, organic chair for relaxing.
In 2015, Claudio Bitetti designed the Queen Stool, which comes in two heights and complements the two versions of the King Stool that are also available. The cork stools mimic the games pieces you’d find on a chess board but with a minimalist, geometric design. There are made in 17 inch and 25 inch heights.
Designer Cory Grosser takes a new and unusual approach to the design of a wine bottle holder. The Winebowl Bottle Holder, which comes as a set of two, is made of cedar wood to resemble a bowling ball, complete with “finger” holes that are in place to hold your wine bottles. Once filled, it kind of looks like a spiky plant (full of wine), which was also a source of inspiration.
Who says that wall hooks have to boring? Not Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, who designed the set of 6 Bastaaa Hooks. The shiny brass head and wooden hammers look as if they’ve been thrown like an axe and landed in the wall like that, but instead, they’re strategically hung by you to hold your coats, clothing, and bags.
Another design from Claudio Bitetti, the Chez Philippe Dining Table is a conglomeration of several design ideas – a little bit neoclassical, a tiny part quirky, and slightly modern. While it began with a traditional table shape, the design takes a turn with its neon accented cut-outs and one missing foot. It will definitely make a statement at your next dinner party.
Claudio Bitetti’s Notes Sideboard is the ultimate in customization. Your piece will be completely one-of-a-kind with its exterior covered in replaceable sheets of paper that you can write or draw on and then tear off when done. Make to-do lists or draw pictures – the choice is yours.
Caroline Williamson is the Managing Editor of the modern design blog Design Milk. After getting her BFA in photography from SCAD, she moved to Los Angeles and completely submerged herself into the world of design. If she had any free time, she'd spend it painting, drawing, and maybe taking a nap.