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Moooi Amsterdam

August 16, 2010

Would you like to tour the fabulous Moooi in Amsterdam with me today? I was recently there and asked permission to shoot some photos for decor8 and they were happy to welcome me and so I did my thing — snap, snap, snap!

Moooi Amsterdam

I have always had this great love affair with the white paper chandelier ever since first spotting it five years ago and I’m still absolutely lusting for it after all of this time. I saw an XXL version as I walked into Moooi and laughed as I imagined a scenario where my husband would come home one afternoon and see it hanging in our entryway — I can picture his face! I can’t imagine owning a space large enough to fit the massive version of the paper chandelier, but I can definitely see using the “normal” size chandy over my dining room table or in the entry of my new home so I will contact their German agent soon to see if the price tag is even close to something that I can afford. I don’t know though… Here it is in the entry of the store as I walked in. Isn’t it lovely?

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

I also love the lolita table lamps, you can see a white one in the photo directly above — it reminds me of a little hat with delicate trimwork… it is such a precious light and I like that it also comes in gray as a pendant because I think that would look lovely in a kitchen, don’t you? I currently have the Clusterlamp in my kitchen but I’m thinking of moving it to the guest bathroom once I move… When I look at Moooi lighting I think I could fill my entire home only with their lighting and live happily ever after! I was counting over the weekend, in my new home I need to buy 13 pendants. Can you imagine? THIRTEEN. This is because we have 6 rooms plus a kitchen, 2 baths a hall and an entry room plus two enclosed winter gardens (they are like 3 season glass enclosed porches). I hope that I win the lottery soon.

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Moooi Amsterdam

Did you enjoy this little Moooi visit with me today? I hope that you did. I shot this store on a very rainy Wednesday when no one was around so I had the place to myself. I wanted to photograph more close ups of products but I felt I would have overstayed my welcome so I took these snaps above and got going… I ended up in a charming little corner cafe eating apple cake and sipping tea as the rain poured — it was quite a romantic little afternoon!

Visiting London? Moooi is set to open the doors of its first permanent showroom & UK headquarters in London on September 16th over at Portobello Dock!

(images: Holly Becker for decor8)






28 Comments

  • Reply Ashleigh Clark August 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    If there was ever a showroom I would want to live in…this is it! Thank you for posting these great shots!

  • Reply Ashleigh Clark August 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    If there was ever a showroom I could live in…this is it! Thank you for posting the lovely shots!

  • Reply Thea S August 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Fabulous eye candy for those of us who can’t visit. Thanks.

  • Reply Ann August 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Wow! I’m in love! I was trying to pick my one favorite thing, but that was impossible! Although, anything that makes me laugh, just standing there like that horse lamp, is high on the list! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply JEN RAMOS August 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Great shop, I really like their lighting too. However, I think I may try the DIY that I posted on my blog once, it seems pretty easy and could save me about $1000. The shipping to USA for the pendants are what’s costly…

    ;)

  • Reply La Belle Vie August 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    The white and yellow table lamp just stole my heart. Adorable!!

  • Reply Irene August 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    hahahaha, I did the same last Friday! Love your picks as always, talk soon, irene xx

    • Reply decor8 August 16, 2010 at 10:00 pm

      Irene – Were you in Amsterdam last Friday? I have to go read your blog now!!

  • Reply Juliet August 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Eye candy galore!

  • Reply Anna @ D16 August 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Hey, look! I can comment now! :)

    I love Moooi. One of these days there will be a Random Light in black in my living room, you mark my words.

  • Reply win August 16, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve always loved Moooi, even before that, I loved Marcel!
    So happy to see this blog, I have my heart set on Dutch people bc they have so many amazingly creative artists coming from that country! I would furnish my home with everything Moooi if I could. That red area rug with elephants had me at hello.

  • Reply Ingeborg August 16, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Holly,

    Did you know that ‘mooi’ stands for ‘beautiful’ in Dutch? Marcel Wanders of Moooi just added one more ‘o’.

    You could check some prices at Poaa.com. Repeat with me: l.o.t.t.e.r.y.

  • Reply Holly W August 16, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    What an inspiring store! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply jamie ng August 17, 2010 at 2:13 am

    I love it when you take me shopping with you! You choose the best places. Next time, let’s stop for a little lunch too!

  • Reply Turquoise August 17, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Love the images… Great post!

  • Reply Kate @ Songs Kate Sang August 17, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Oh, delightful! The lamps… I am in love with the lamps.

  • Reply Jess (Where My Heart Is) August 17, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I am having a love affair with the red rug!!!

  • Reply Laura August 17, 2010 at 7:15 am

    LOVING the light fixtures and the black bell bottom dining chairs! Thank you for sharing.

    Laura

  • Reply rdeco August 17, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Love the black chairs with chequered frame

  • Reply lady a. August 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Such a beautiful place and the horse lamp is just AMAZING!

  • Reply Coco August 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    oh yes the paper chandelier…. sigh, i love that one! Way toooo expensive for me :( maybe one day…
    I love their horse lamp too, but not only the price tag would be a problem but also my space ;)

  • Reply Lizziefirst August 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Love the lamps!!

  • Reply Inka-Inari August 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I am a new follower of your blog, all the way from Finland. ;) I just love, love, love Moooi! They have so many inspiring pieces! Thank you for sharing these shots. :)

  • Reply Glenda August 18, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I would love to be IN Amsterdam today. :-)

    Fondly,
    Glenda

  • Reply st August 18, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Where is the white wardrobe from?

  • Reply Mille August 21, 2010 at 4:50 am

    i would buy everything at Moooi!!! everything looks great there! oh i love dutch design! thanks thanks to share it!

  • Reply Rosie Brawley August 28, 2010 at 9:40 am

    What a great looking shop, really nice to look around it with you! I work with http://www.occa-home and we stock Moooi’s fabulous products, including the horse lamp…I love that piece! So does Robbie Williams…did you see it in his wedding photos?

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