Moooi was started in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers. ‘Mooi’ in Dutch means beautiful. They added an extra “O” to convey that they always deliver something extra in terms of beauty and individuality. Their creations are a daring mix of cultural and contemporary ideas. Moooi Smoke Chandelier was designed in 2002 by Maarten Baas, a Dutch designer. He is known for his defiant and creative style. The chandelier is one of the many wonderful creations of Baas in the Smoke collection.
The chandelier is made of wood burned and coated with epoxy to strengthen the wood. Maarten Baas’s captivation with the element of fire is made evident with this creation of burnt chandelier. Each chandelier is unique because of this unusual burning process. He compares it with the Phoenix bird, rising from its own ashes. This creation is considered to be an iconic representation of contemporary design. It takes the essence of antiques and combines it with the freshness of present-day items to create an ageless beauty.
The burnt wood gives the chandelier a natural black color, adding to its elegance. The resin coating hardens the wood pieces and makes it a durable object. The suspension cord and ceiling canopy are also black to complete the look. The chandelier has three candelabras that are unusually placed asymmetrically – two on one side and one on the other side. Perhaps the incomplete look was given to represent the fire burning away the other three arms. The candles are upward-facing, thereby creating a soft light. The power-saving lighting is ideal for all home decors.
- Type: Suspension Light
- Material: Wood, Resin
- Color: Black
- Size: 65 cm (dia) X 55 cm X 46 cm
- Height: 4 m
- Illuminant: 3x40W E12 230V Incandescent lamp (Energy Efficiency – Grade F) Class 1 Protection
- Dimmable: Yes (Mains dimmable)