Moooi launches lighting design by Marcel Wanders studio
Inspired by the freedom of floating bubbles and running barefoot in the open air, this new lighting design by Moooi is as playful as its inspiration. Each glass element of Hubble Bubble symbolizes a youthful spirit that returns home with an everlasting memory. One that you hold on to forever as you grow older.
The playfulness of the design is entrenched in all its elements; the versatility, the materials, plus it is powered through Electrosandwich® by Marcel Wanders, Moooi’s proprietary technology. Hubble Bubble is designed by Marcel Wanders studio for Moooi and available worldwide as of today.
“Hubble Bubble captures those carefree youthful moments of blowing soap bubbles that aimlessly float away. Suspending our imagination in place, the iridescent lights on the interior and exterior flat ring cast infinite combinations across any room”, Gabriele Chiave, Creative Director at Marcel Wanders studio.
Hubble Bubble is as versatile as our wildest memories. When applied in multiples, its bubbles will lure in any spectator. Hubble Bubble enables you to create your own composition as different suspension angles are made possible. It has a lean frame because it is powered through Electrosandwich® by Marcel Wanders. The simplicity of the glowing spheres, connected to the thin metal rim, creates a feeling of lightness and unity. With this design Marcel Wanders studio created the opportunity to never let bubbles of soap fade into thin air and turn a fleeting dream into reality.
Hubble Bubble by Marcel Wanders studio is a suspended lamp available as Hubble Bubble 7 and Hubble Bubble 11. Each bubble is made from blown glass spheres that come in an oil-iridescent or a frosted version. With bubbles made from glass, and a focus on elementary shapes, Hubble Bubble can be suspended both horizontally, vertically and everything in-between. With Hubble Bubble you open a world of endless possibilities and beauty.
Hubble Bubble is powered through Electrosandwich® by Marcel Wanders, an alternative to conventional wiring. This proprietary technology is a good example how important innovation is for Moooi and how the lifestyle brand never stops to improve its designs. Electrosandwich® by Marcel Wanders is a solution that brings conductivity in complex objects or light-weight structures. It has proven to be a great resolution to power multiple light sources in an invisible way. Electrosandwich® starts from a thin and open metal structure, that requires specific quality specifications in manufacturing to make the technology work. With Electrosandwich® some of Moooi’s most iconic designs are made feasible.
Hubble Bubble 7 and Hubble Bubble 11 are accompanied by Moooi’s digital proof of authenticity: The Button. This personal safe keeper accompanies every Moooi design. The incorporated NFC- technology in The Button makes counterfeiting impossible and acts as proof of authenticity.
With registering the purchase to your own name, you secure your investment and in addition extend the warranty.
About Gabriele Chiave
Gabriele Chiave, Creative Director at Marcel Wanders studio, knows no boundaries. Born to diplomat parents, he has lived in France, Dakar, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Rome, Milano and is now living in Amsterdam. These experiences enable him to bring a global perspective to design like no other. Gabriele Chiave joined Marcel Wanders studio in 2007, the leading product and interior design studio located in Amsterdam. Together with Marcel Wanders, he oversees the studio’s over 1900+ iconic product and interior design experiences around the world for private and premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, Puma among many others.
Marcel Wanders studio employs 52 design and communication experts, where everyone perceives, breathes and lives creativity across a multitude of projects from in-flight tableware to cosmetics packaging to hospitality interiors. Marcel Wanders’ 30 years of design are seen in some of the most renowned art and design museums around the world such e.g. Centre Pompidou, France; Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Stedelijik Museum, Amsterdam.
For almost twenty years Moooi has inspired and seduced the world with sparkling and innovative designs. The venture founded in 2001, is currently led by Marcel Wanders and Robin Bevers. Moooi is named after the Dutch word for beautiful – the third ‘o’ in the brand name stands for an extra value in terms of beauty & uniqueness. Moooi doesn’t tell designers what to do, but listens to what designers want to make, try to realise their dreams. Eclectic and always on the edge of commercial reality and cultural interest. To trigger, to create conversation pieces which make your environment more special, a life extraordinary.
Interview + more information
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Stephanie de Kanter, global PR at Moooi via email@example.com or call +31 (0)6 112 82 505