Inspired by the freedom of floating bubbles and running barefoot in the open air, Marcel Wanders created a new lighting design for Moooi. Each glass element of Hubble Bubble symbolizes a youthful spirit that returns home with an everlasting memory. One that you hold on to forever as you grow older. The playfulness of the design is entrenched in all its elements; the versatility, the materials, plus it is powered through Electrosandwich® by Marcel Wanders, Moooi’s proprietary technology.
“Hubble Bubble captures those carefree youthful moments of blowing soap bubbles that aimlessly float away. Suspending our imagination in place, the iridescent lights on the interior and exterior flat ring cast infinite combinations across any room”, Gabriele Chiave, Creative Director at Marcel Wanders studio.
Hubble Bubble is as versatile as our wildest memories. When applied in multiples, its bubbles will lure in any spectator. This modern lighting creation enables you to create your own composition as different suspension angles are made possible. It has a lean frame because it is powered through Electrosandwich® by Marcel Wanders. The simplicity of the glowing spheres, connected to the thin metal rim, creates a feeling of lightness and unity. With this design, Marcel Wanders studio created the opportunity to never let bubbles of soap fade into thin air and turn a fleeting dream into reality.
Hubble Bubble by Marcel Wanders studio is a suspended lamp available as Hubble Bubble 7 and Hubble Bubble 11. Each bubble is made from blown glass spheres that come in an oil-iridescent or a frosted version. With bubbles made from glass, and a focus on elementary shapes, Hubble Bubble can be suspended both horizontally, vertically and everything in-between.
The lighting design is powered through Electrosandwich® by Marcel Wanders, an alternative to conventional wiring. This proprietary technology is a good example of how important innovation is for Moooi and how the lifestyle brand never stops to improve its designs. This technology is a solution that brings conductivity in complex objects or light-weight structures. It has proven to be a great resolution to power multiple light sources in an invisible way. Electrosandwich® starts from a thin and open metal structure, that requires specific quality specifications in manufacturing to make the technology work.
Hubble Bubble 7 and Hubble Bubble 11 are also accompanied by Moooi’s digital proof of authenticity: The Button. This personal safe keeper accompanies every Moooi design. The incorporated NFC- technology in The Button makes counterfeiting impossible and acts as proof of authenticity.