Movie: Marcel Wanders on Container Table Bodhi for Moooi
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Moooi refreshes Container Table collection by wrapping the base with wooden slats

Extra Moooi: in this movie filmed in Amsterdam, Moooi co-founder Marcel Wanders explains why the Dutch brand launched a new version of his Container Table featuring a base covered with wooden slats.

Container Table by Marcel Wanders for Moooi
Container Table by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

Marcel Wanders' Container Table for Moooi, which was first launched in 2002, features a hollow tapered base, which can be filled with water or sand to provide stability for the screw-on top.

"It's light when you transport it and heavy and stable when you use it," Wanders says in the movie.

Container Table Bodhi by Marcel Wanders for Moooi
Container Table Bodhi by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

The original table features a plastic base, but Moooi launched an updated version at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan this year called Container Table Bodhi, where the tapered base is wrapped with vertical wooden slats.

Container Table Bodhi by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

"The container table has been an important icon for the brand," Wanders says. "More and more we've seen that other companies have 'similar inspiration', which is a bit complicated for us, of course. So we try to further develop the concept."

Container Table Bodhi by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

The table features a linoleum top, while the slats and trim around the edge of the table top are made from oak. Wanders says the table's more natural look expands the range of settings the Container Table collection can be used in.

"It still contains the water for the stability and all that, but has a completely different look," he says. "It's a stylistic difference which allows the table to go into different projects, which is very important for us."

Container Table by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

Container Table Bodhi is the latest addition to Moooi's Container Table collection, which is available in a variety different colour, size and shape combinations.

Container Table New Antiques by Marcel Wanders for Moooi
Container Table New Antiques by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

In 2011, the brand launched a version of the table called Container Table New Antiques, which features a curved ornamental base.


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"The original Container Table is still today a unique table in the world I think," Wanders says. "It's a wonderful collection that allows you to have all the tables you need in one beautiful typology."

Marcel Wanders portrait
Moooi co-founder Marcel Wanders

This movie was filmed at Moooi's Amsterdam showroom. The music featured is a track called Aglow by US artist RyIm.

The movie is part of our year-long Extra Moooi collaboration, which sees us working with Moooi in Milan, New York, London and Amsterdam to get under the skin of the brand, its products and designers. Read all the stories at www.dezeen.com/moooi.