Company news: Moooi CEO Casper Vissers is to stage down from the company, 14 many years following co-founding the Dutch furniture and lighting brand with designer Marcel Wanders.

Vissers, 48, will hand above to new CEO Robin Bevers on one September this yr but will continue to be involved with the luxury furnishings and lighting brand until 1 July subsequent 12 months, after which he will cease to be involved with the firm.

The information was announced in a statement emailed to enterprise partners on Friday.

“After driving Moooi for 14 years, I have determined to phase back from getting the CEO,” the statement began. “Marcel and myself have decided to appoint Robin Bevers as the CEO of Moooi from September 1st 2015.”

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Speaking to Dezeen, Vissers explained that he felt it was time to move on to new issues.

“People who start off organizations are entrepreneurs,” he mentioned. “Then you grow your organization and you don’t come to feel so entrepreneurial any far more. I’m 48, Moooi is 14. It is a super luxury to have time to be an entrepreneur once again.”

He additional: “There is no tough-boiled egg about what I’m going to do next.”

Marcel Wanders Marcel Wanders will proceed as art director of Moooi

Bevers, the new CEO, has worked as managing director of Marcel Wanders Studio for the past 10 many years. Wanders will continue in his function as art director of the brand, doing work alongside Bevers, while Paul Molenschot will stay as general manager.

“From a company stage of view I’m super pleased, Marcel is extremely happy, it is great for the two of us,” Vissers mentioned. “It really is also quite great for the firm. If I sold it to a person else then Moooi could shed its culture.”

Moooi describes itself as an “eclectic” brand, creating designs by a roster of both Dutch and worldwide designers which includes Studio Job, Bertjan Pot, Front and Neri&ampHu, as well as Wanders himself.

Marcel-Wanders-Casper-Vissers-portrait_dezeen_02 Vissers and Wanders co-founded Moooi in 2001

Vissers and Wanders began the company in 2001 with the intention of shaking up the sector, which they felt had become staid.

“Fourteen many years in the past, the furnishings and lighting industry was fairly boring,” Vissers stated in a video interview with Dezeen earlier this yr. “But if you opened Vogue or any other gorgeous trend magazine, it was complete of stunning images.”

A lot more recently the company has expanded into new regions, launching a new printed-carpet brand and a selection of bathroom items for hotels.

This yr Dezeen is doing work on a 12 months-extended collaboration with Moooi referred to as Additional Moooi.



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