Newsletter February 2013: Press release Studio Makkink & Bey

15 February, 2013

Studio Makkink & Bey presents:
- PROOFF #006 Sideseat 
- Werkstadt Vienna. Design Engaging the City
- PROOFF STAND, Living and working in the future
- Works at MAKK and Triennale Design Museum
- Window display designed for Hermès Japon, see website

  We design: PROOFF #006 Sideseat

New product by Studio Makkink & Bey for PROOFF: the #006 SideSeat. A desk, cupboard and chair in one.

The swiveling seat allows users to be flexible and interact with their work space.

Depending on the use, the college table can be an arm rest, side table and small desk.  

This balanced piece of furniture is made by using high quality materials and is a compact workstation featuring

functional elements which create a flexible space.
Find out more about the product here.



  19 February 2013 - 3 March 2013

aiiima showcases at Creative Lounge MOV, at Shibuya Hikarie building
Shibuya 2-21-1 8F (Hachi), Tokyo, Japan
With Wi-Fi, smartphone and other mobile devices at your fingertips, you can virtually work

anywhere 24/7. And with cloud computing you can share your work and work

together without even being in the same place. But this doesn’t mean that you don’t need an office,  

because people still want to meet each other face to face. What will the future of the working

space look like, and what do you need to make it yours? In the exhibition ''Fantasy Room for Working''

 at the ''aiiima showcases'' within the flexible workspace Creative Lounge MOV in Tokyo,

Studio Makkink & Bey explores the idea of the Progressive Office (Prooff). And from 18 until 25

 February the exhibition will become Jurgen Bey’s actual working space.


We create: Werkstadt Vienna. Design Engaging the City

12 December 2012 – 17 March 2013

MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5, Vienna, Austria
Together with guest curator Sophie Lovell, Studio Makkink & Bey have developed a narrative

cityscape for the exhibition ''Werkstadt Vienna. Engaging the City''. It reveals the diversity and quality

of the outcomes taken from the Passionswege project, which was part of the Vienna Design Week.

The Passionswege project presents the experimental approaches of designers interacting with local

 and traditional businesses. ''Werkstadt Vienna'' represents a high street with shop

windows on panels, in this high street however,  the products are experiments and

not to be consumed as an artefact, but as an idea. Catalogue and more information on the

dedicated public program, on the occasion of the exhibition, can be found here.

The presentation was first shown at the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, and is now expanded

with the collectionat the MAK, creating connections between the museum and local Viennese manufacturers.


We exhibit: PROOFF STAND, Living and working in the future

22 December 2012 – 25 May 2014

Centraal Museum
Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Studio Makkink&Bey is very happy that the Dutch ''Centraal Museum'' has acquired

the ''Prooff Stand working and living landscape'' and is displaying part of

it in their Expo 3. This interior, designed by Studio Makkink & Bey, envisages the combination of living

, working and recreation in the future. The interior is made up of individual prototypes of furniture

for sitting and sleeping, work islands or desk systems, and vehicles. The wall panels

show how this future vision and work landscape extends beyond the interior,

as envisioned by Studio Makkink & Bey. The items on display include the SlowCar,

the EarChair and the newly designed SideSeat together with several WorkSofa's,

the electric WorkTable and the Social Sculpture.  


We show: Works at MAKK and Triennale Design Museum

Isn't it romantic? 
Contemporary Design between Poetry and Provocation

14 January 2013 – 21 April 2013
MAKK - Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
An der Rechtschule, 50667 Köln, Germany
Until the 21st of April you’ll find the ''Birdwatch Cabinet Girl'' by Studio Makkink & Bey at the

''Isn't it romantic?'' exhibition, which takes place at MAKK in Köln.

The cabinet was created in 2007 and represents a 7 year old girl's sleep maisonette

to enhance her birdwatching research capabilities. The exhibition at the

MAKK sets out to explore ''Romanticism'' by offsetting classical and today's

conceptual works. It also addresses the current understanding of romanticism

and explores the new desire for romanticism. Read more about the exhibition here. 
KAMA, Sex and Design
5 December 2012 - 10 March 2013
Triennale Design Museum
Viale Alemagna 6, 20121, Milan, Italy
The ''Kokon Double Chair'' is featured in the ''KAMA, Sex and Design'' exhibition,

which takes place until the 10th of March at Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

The object is a combination of two different chairs which have been wrapped in an elastic fibre.  

The material shrinks around the pieces and forms a smooth elastic skin, giving it an entirely new appearance.

The KAMA exhibition investigates the relationship between Eros and design.

And represents a multi-faceted selection of objects, far from the easy stereotypes of pornography,

 prudery or scandal. Read more about the exhibition here. 



Studio Makkink & Bey
P.O. Box 909
3000 AX Rotterdam
The Netherlands  

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Northern Lighting: Retailer Info Letter - January 2013

01 February, 2013










  Retailer Info Letter - January 2013




Norwegian Forest Lamps by Cathrine Kullberg

Northern Lighting has incorporated the Norwegian Forest lamp series into our collection since January 2013. You will find the related press release here.

The lamps have been produced by Cathrine Kullberg Lighting from 2007 until now. We look forward to this new cooperation and hope you like the lamps!
















Veneer, forest and animals

  Norwegian Forest is a pendant and table lamp series with shade  elements made of a double-layered, natural birch or white ash veneer, depicting a pine forest with animals. The intricate pattern is laser cut by skilled craftsmen in Sweden. When lit, the blonde veneer offers a warm glow, filtering out light between the carved treetops.

Read more about the lamps and the designer here.

Norwegian Forest models

Norwegian Forest consists of three different basic models;


a large pendant lamp,


a small



pendant lamp

 and a table lamp.



For further information about prices, availability or to place your orders contact us here.

All three models are available in either natural birch or white ash veneer as materials options.











Bright Lights Big City

The annual Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2013 is on soon, and we are looking forward to be present with new mood lamps, good music and funky drinks in our brand new Nordic Wood Stand.
  Join us between 5th to 9th February 2013. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends. You will find us in hall A, booth 07/28. WRead more about the fair here

New Packaging

Northern Lighting is changing our outer package sizes to reduce your warehouse needs on certain models. The following lamps have outer packages that from now on have been changed:

- Seed: 2 lamps in each outer carton
- Oslo Wood: 2 lamps in each outer carton
- Butterfly: 2 lamps in each outer carton
- Snowball Small: 4 lamps in each outer carton
- Snowball Large: 2 lamps in each outer carton

Stock: January 2013

Acorn, Spiff and Plank arrive in March 2013.
Seed is back in stock in March.
Temporarily out of Production: Black Evergreen.


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Graypants Newsletter January 2013

01 February, 2013

Hey all you scraplight fans!

There is só much cool stuff going on worldwide regarding our scraplights™, we decided on this plan to keep you informed on what's going on. So that's why you will receive a newsletter like this on a

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  We're looking forward seeing you in Frankfurt, Germany during Ambiente 2013!




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  Press event Denmark




 Amphion Theatre, Doetinchem (Netherlands)



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Newsletter Moooi January 2013: Dancing Gothic Chairs, New Boook and more news!

31 January, 2013



               Inspiring project by Staffan Tollgard | Algarve Villa in Portugal | Photography - Vasco Célio

Dear Moooi Friends,
First of all we would like to wish you a new year full of creativity, inspiration and happiness!
We started 2013 at Design Post last week during imm fair. It was great to see some of you, thank you for visiting us. We are now getting ready for Stockholm Furniture Fair in February and our brand new collection is ready to be presented during il Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan next April 2013.
Keep an eye on our facebook page and website as we will be announcing soon the FRAME Moooi Award 2013 nominees chosen by Jana Scholze, Curator of Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Enjoy the first 2013 newsletter!
The Moooi Team



Inspiring Designs

by Arihiro Miyake
Paper Cabinet
by Studio Job
Blow Away Vase
by Front

Heracleum II
by Bertjan Pot
by Neri & Hu

by Marcel Wanders


Latest Video



Studio Job have re-interpreted the solid wood and romantic elegance of the Gothic style and presented the Gothic Chair.

A playful, light chair made from brightly coloured rotation moulded plastic and contrasting ‘upholstery’ buttons.

Lively, playful and creative are some characteristics of this unique indoor and outdoor design. Enjoy the video!


News & Events


Frame Moooi

Award 2013


Stay tuned as we will be

announcing really soon the

shortlist of the second edition

of the award. Jana Scholze,

Curator at the Victoria and

Albert Museum, reviewed a

great number of projects. The

winner will be crowned and

rewarded with 25,000EUR at

 the award ceremony that will

be held Wednesday the 10th

of April 2013 in Milan.

New Catalogue:
Moooi Boook

The Moooi 2013 catalogue is

ready! This brand new issue

includes the complete Moooi

collection, together with

inspiring project photography

that include Moooi’s iconic

designs shown in beautiful real

settings to express the many

possibilities of the Moooi

product range. The perfect

tool for inspiring architects and

 design professionals.


Ready for Stockholm

Furniture Fair  

Moooi is pleased to be part of

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2013,

a fair and meeting place that

gathers the best furniture and

lighting brands. Moooi believes

in the quality of this fair and we

are thrilled to be part of this

distinctive event. Versatile

settings together with our latest

photography will be

ready to be admired at stand

A07:30, visit us!



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