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365 Objects Of Design, In the Warm, Volume II

Objects of Design #269: Mogg Furniture

25th November 2013
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contemporary four poster bed by nathan yong for mogg

contemporary four poster bed by nathan yong for mogg from go modern

Mogg (no not cat) is a brand new Italian company which was set up by an Italian architect, Nicola Galbiati, who wanted to work with a team of other architects, designers and architects.

contemporary dining table chez philippe by mogg for go modern

contemporary dining table chez philippe by mogg for go modern

He calls them his “partners with vision – crazy dreamers” and together they want to create pieces that limit the boundary between art and design.

mogg bice mirror for go modern

the butterflies, of which you can buy extra, double up as hooks for jewellery and decoration on this bice mirror

I have, over the years, spoken to several Italian designers, and this is a common philosophy. In a piece I wrote on Italian Style for the FT last year, Alberto Alessi, the grandson of the company’s founder often referred to his employees as artisans rather than manufacturers and spoke of his factories as research laboratories (click to link to read more).

doppiafila bookshelf for mogg from go modern

use the space at the back of this doppiafila shelving for extra storage or display or secrets

Galbiati has said his intention is to move away from a world saturated wtih commercial furniture and is proud to describe many of Mogg’s products as pieces that won’t blend in.

ordinary day sideboard by mogg for go modern

inspired by a pile of wood in a factory the ordinary day sideboard has a black internal finish

See you what you think. Oh the name? Well it actually comes from MObili (furniture) and OGGetti (objects). In the fact the name might be the most pedestrian thing about it.

camouflage cabinet primalina cabinet by mogg for go modern

camouflage cabinet primalina cabinet by mogg for go modern

To find out more about each piece click the image. I like the piece below which would look great in an industrial loft setting wouldn’t it?

part of the ordinary day collection by mogg at go modern

corteccia cupboard: part of the ordinary day collection by mogg at go modern

 

 

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  • Rebecca 25th November 2013 at 9:33 am

    Love the doppiafilla shelving in bronze.

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