Mermaids by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

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Mermaids by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

London Design Festival 2011: Dutch designer Marcel Wanders presents a photographic installation featuring mermaids exploring the Moooi collection at the London Design Festival, which starts today.

Mermaids by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

The installation at Moooi's west London showroom incorporates piles of furniture from the collection against a backdrop of the giant underwater photographs, plus lighting and an ocean soundscape by London studio Creatmosphere.

Mermaids by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

The installation opens from 19 to 25 September at The White Building, Portobello Dock, 555 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RH.

Mermaids by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

Wanders also launches a collection for UK retailer Marks & Spencer this week, as reported in Dezeen Wire.

Mermaids by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

You can see all our stories about Moooi here, all our stories about Marcel Wanders here and all our stories about the London Design Festival here.

Mermaids by Marcel Wanders and Creatmosphere for Moooi

Above photograph is by Peer Lindgreen

Here's some text from Moooi:


Moooi UK presents Mermaids by Marcel Wanders

“To be submerged into water is to be in a place free from the constraints of gravity, free to explore a multi-dimensional universe. Here, like Atlantis, the world of Moooi is enveloped in water, fit for discovery. I invite you to join the mermaids in this alternative state of being” - Marcel Wanders

Launching on Monday the 19th at The White Building, Moooi’s West London Showroom, is a debut exhibition of the Mermaids photographic artworks, created by Marcel Wanders

Mermaids by Marcel Wanders and Creatmosphere for Moooi

Above photograph is by Peer Lindgreen

Alongside the photographic project, the showroom space has been transformed and sunk to the bottom of the ocean where Marcel Wanders’ Mermaids will guide you through the Moooi collection. A series of islands have been created with furniture and lighting piled as if shipwrecked, to correspond with the gigantic, photographic imagery which provides a stunning backdrop to the new collection. Sounds of the ocean, lighting and music by Creatmosphere, enhance and visually manipulate this beautiful installation by Moooi’s Marcel Wanders who has again captured the vibrancy and allure of Moooi products within this, his most recent art project. Prepare to be enchanted by Mermaids.

Mermaids by Marcel Wanders and Creatmosphere for Moooi

Above photograph is by Peer Lindgreen

The Mermaids welcome you to their underwater kingdom where Raimond by Raimond Puts, Miyake by Arihiro Miyake, Heracleum by Bertjan Pot and Dear Ingo by Ron Gilad grace and light up Moooi’s submarine world. Let yourself be refreshed by the ingenious Mistral (lamp+ventilator) by Moooi Works. Appreciate the elegant Woood desk by Marcel Wanders. Feel free to sit on the medieval-inspired Gothic Chair by Studio Job and the multitask Extension Chair by Sjoerd Vroonland or gaze in wonderment at the Position Lamp by ROOMS.

Moooi UK opened the doors to its London showroom at The White Building a year ago where it remains an integral part of The Dock’s design hub. During the London Design Festival 2011, the city once again sees one of the world’s most creative and successful design brands create a timely impact. Relax and enjoy your journey through Moooi’s undersea world, a place where design, innovation and beauty rule.

  • xtiaan

    its cool how the lights in the second pic look like volvox, totally reinforces the water theme (the anglepoise chandelier is rather spidercrabby too)

  • Greenish

    Beautiful photographs

  • FFF

    nice fish…