Moooi has launched two new novelties in New York in celebration of NYCxDesign. Atelier van Lieshout is turning an artwork into a design object with their new The Liberty Table, which combines craftmanship with organic forms. Dutch Design duo Kranen/Gille is inspired by nature's unpredictability which marvels in their design called Plant Chandelier.
The Liberty Table is a typical example of artwork turned into a design object, just like the earlier released Liberty Lounger. With the Liberty Table, Atelier Van Lieshout continues to address the New Tribal Labyrinth and 'Arts and Crafts' movement with traditional craftsmanship and using simple forms.
In the New Tribal Labyrinth, Atelier Van Lieshout envisions a fictional, future - utopian - society, where people would organize themselves in tribes; while dedicating their lives to industrial production and the manufacturing of raw materials. The clean lines and the sturdy wood of the Liberty Table revoke a sense of nostalgia for rural traditions and living in the countryside while combining it with modern day luxury.
The Plant Chandelier captivates the architectural uniformity in nature's design, with its branches that grow and spread in definite directions. The Chandelier is part of a small collection of several 'Plant' designs and was designed and developed especially for the Noordbrabants Museum in The Netherlands.
The philosophy behind its design is the imitation of nature's structures while indulging in the poetry of their beauty. Inspired by the linear patterns of Karl Blossfeldt's plant photography, and unrestricted by cables or wires, the Plant Chandelier is free to elegantly bloom towards the ceiling. Its silhouette follows the anatomy of sun-kissed tree branches, with a golden glow, which converges into frosted domes of light.
Photos: Courtesy of Moooi