Moooi doesn’t tell designers what to do; we listen to what they want to make and realise their dreams. Design Dreams is a podcast series by Moooi where creatives talk about their creative philosophies, where they get their inspiration and creativity from, how they envision the future, and what A Life Extraordinary means to them.
Lara Bohinc | Designing beauty with ethical resonance
8:52Explore Lara Bohinc’s design journey in episode 12 of Design Dreams. The Slovenian-born London-based designer reflects on the profound impact of beauty on happiness, her constant quest for diverse inspiration, the criteria shaping her creative process, and a vision for an ethically positive design future amid global challenges. After a decade-long stint with Cartier, exploring sculpture through jewellery, Lara Bohinc embarked upon creating functional pieces for living. Finding the larger medium so compelling, upon working on private commissions, she launched her own studio in 2016 to dedicate her practice to object and furniture design.
Umut Yamac | Blends architecture and skateboarding
9:26Discover Umut Yamac’s creative world in episode 11 of Design Dreams. The London-based architect and designer reveals the disciplined rigour of his architectural background, the joy of crafting playful installations, and the close link between skateboarding and spatial perception. Umut shares insights into his inspirations, from everyday moments to creating wonders that bring joy and functionality to spaces. Umut Yamac is a British architect and designer whose work is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach; exploring the middle ground between architecture and light. He established his design studio in 2011 to focus on creating objects and installations that respond to both the user and the space through playful interaction and movement.
Cristina Celestino | Unravelling the complex layers of time
9:46Meet Cristina Celestino in episode 10 of Design Dreams, where she explores her passion for design and its role in shaping our daily flood of information. She's dedicated to connecting with her surroundings and tirelessly delving into the intricate layers of time, ensuring that design constantly evolves to meet the changing needs of our world. Cristina Celestino is an Italian architect, designer, and creative director. In 2011, she created her own design brand, Attico Design. Her and her studio’s activities range from residential, hospitality and commercial projects to creative direction and product design. She intertwines a transdisciplinary approach with analytical rigour, leading to unexpected spaces, objects and experiences.
Antonio Aricò | Has an Eclectic Evolution running through him
6:26Italian-born designer Antonio Aricò likes to travel between the worlds of simplicity and the world of ornament and complexity. In episode 8 of Design Dreams, he takes us on a journey through his creative process. He explains his unique approach, which he describes as an “Eclectic Evolution” going through him. Antonio Aricò is an Italian artist, designer and creative director. Combining the fields of art, craft, and design. These themes, merged with the poetry of contemporary culture, make up Aricò’s interdisciplinary practice today. He is known as the forerunner of a unique approach that parallels crafts and self-production with industrial design. In his projects, cold industrialism is replaced with the poetry, fantasy and romance of our past, vividly brought to life.
Front | About the human connection with design
8:07Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist from Swedish design studio Front have an ongoing dialogue that forms the base for their product designs. Discover where they get their inspiration from, and what it’s like to work with your best friend for almost 20 years in episode 8 of Design Dreams.Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren are the members of Swedish design studio Front. They collaborate on all projects, from initial ideas to the final product. Their works are based on discussions, explorations, and experiments. Front's design objects tell stories about the design process, materials, and design conventions. They involve animals, computers, and machines in their work. They create ever-changing interiors, explosive objects, robotic furniture, and magic-inspired designs.
EveryHuman | Scent and AI foster deep self-connection
12:46For episode 7, we spoke with Anahita Mekanik and Frederik Duerinck from EveryHuman, world’s first AI scent creation platform. They talk about joy of creation and how scent lets us connect more deeply with who we are, with the help of artificial intelligence. EveryHuman is the creator of the world’s first public AI scent design platform. For A Life Extraordinary 2023 in Milan, we partnered with EveryHuman to offer a bespoke room fragrance experience fuelled by AI, Moooi x EveryHuman. By using technology, we tap into unexplored areas of personalisation for designing our lives and homes.
Kiki van Eijk | About keeping her inner child alive
8:25Meet Kiki van Eijk in episode 6 of Design Dreams. In her work and daily life, Kiki works very hard to keep her inner child alive. She lets it lead the way through life and in everything she does. Discover how Kiki channels her inner child and how it helps her create beautiful designs. Growing up, Kiki spent her youth immersed in nature, daydreaming and drawing. Now she is one of the most accomplished names of Dutch design. Kiki’s world is whimsical and colourful, lyrical and personal, yet refined by skilful craftsmanship. Inspired by the smallest details of the everyday and by the forms of nature, Kiki continues to surprise and delight.
Joost van Bleiswijk | Investing in emotional durability
10:00Meet Dutch designer Joost van Bleiswijk in episode 5 of Design Dreams. He talks about his creative upbringing and process and his need to create quality designs. He hopes people will value quality again and invest in emotional durability when buying products.Joost van Bleiswijk is a prolific Dutch designer who gives great value to the process of making. A genuine fascination for an object’s construction is the starting point of his process. This is often revealed in the outcome. Regardless of the scale, the handmade and human touch remains at the heart of Joost’s practice and reinforces an intuitive and emotional approach to contemporary design.
Paul Cocksedge | About leaving his mark
7:29Get to know architectural designer Paul Cocksedge in episode 4 of Design Dreams. He talks about his inspiration and how he’s fascinated by human behaviour. The discomfort of not knowing where his next idea comes from, and how design has a magical power.Paul Cocksedge is an internationally acclaimed British designer. He has spent the last decade building a reputation for innovative design, underpinned by research into the limits of technology and materials. His work spans design products, architectural projects, installations and sculptures, all infused with the sense of simplicity, joy and wonder that characterises his work.
Andrés Reisinger | Thinks perfection is boring
6:42Digital designer Andrés Reisinger is known for his ‘impossible’ virtual furniture. In episode 3 of Design Dreams, he explains why he feels perfection is boring and how he is always on holiday.Creating at the intersection of art, design, and direction, Andrés Reisinger bridges the imagined and the tangible. Conceptual yet accessible, his immersive 3D visuals, otherworldly compositions, and experimental use of texture draws the realm of dreams close. His progressive spatial experiences and hyped collectible pieces have earned him recognition in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe, ADC One Club Young Guns, and the AD100, among others.