Moooi Meshmatics Chandelier
Whoever sets eyes on the Meshmatics Chandelier will never guess what hides behind its sophisticated appearance. Rick Tegelaar elevated the nature of humble wire netting by developing a machine and a set of tools to model it with accuracy. The full potential of this thin and flexible material is stretched and captured within three layers of beauty. Due to its transparent material, the Meshmatics chandelier emits an elegant radiant, soft glow and does not create a visual block.
“A BASIC MATERIALS TURNS INTO SOMETHING ALMOST MAGICAL.” - Designer RICK TEGELAAR
About Rick Tegelaar
Rick Tegelaar (Rotterdam, 1986) graduated with honours from the ArtEZ Arnhem product design department in 2011. Since then he works independently from his studio and workshop in Arnhem.
As a material-oriented designer, Rick’s work is characterized by the use of very uncommon materials, finding new beautifully shaped forms with an innovative approach.
Rick is interested in machinery and mechanical processes since childhood. This fascination for engineering, combined with his delicate sense of esthetics, are reflected in his designs, which shed a new light on undervalued materials and existing techniques.
“I’ve always gotten a lot of satisfaction out of the processes of making something. When I was a kid I was always playing with technical Lego. Even now, I sometimes use Lego for making a scale model. I’m a designer who combines thinking and doing for developing new designs.”
For more than ten years Moooi has inspired and seduced the world with sparkling and innovative designs. With this unique and iconic mix of lighting, furniture and accessories, which outlast everyday interiors, Moooi creates interior environments decorated with an inspiring variety of patterns and colours to embrace any kind of space and make people of different ages, cultures and personalities fall in love with their homes. Founded by Marcel Wanders and first presented in 2001.