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Watch our talk with Joep van Lieshout at Moooi's New York showroom

Joep van Lieshout discussed what inspired him to become an artist and how he made the transition to product design in our latest Design Dreams talk with Moooi.

Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs spoke to the Dutch artist and designer about his career to date at Moooi's showroom and brand store in New York.

Van Lieshout, who set up his studio Atelier van Lieshout in 1995, has produced a diverse range of work spanning art, architecture and design. Last year he courted controversy when the Musée du Louvre in Paris cancelled a display of his controversial Domestikator project, a 12-metre high sculpture that resembles a man engaging in a sexual act with a four-legged animal.

The Rotterdam-based creative also discussed the crossover between his art installations and the products he has designed for Moooi, such as the Statistocrat lamp from 2015 and his new Liberty Lounge chair, which the Dutch design brand unveiled last month in Milan.

Joep van Lieshout
Joep van Lieshout is the latest creative to take part in our Design Dreams series of talks

The event was part of an ongoing collaboration between Dezeen and Moooi called Design Dreams, exploring how successful designers turned their dreams into reality.

Van Lieshout is the fifth creative to feature in the series, after Maarten BaasLuca Nichetto, Arihiro Miyake and Rick Tegelaar.