In coming together to create the Hubble Bubble, Moooi and Marcel Wanders combined the latter’s esoteric approach to design with the former’s taste for memory and the natural world. The aim is to inspire feelings of youthful nostalgia, and of the freedom of blowing bubbles and running in the fresh air. The structure of the light fitting sees a number of glass bubble lamps fitted to a metal ring in configurations of either 7 or 11 lamps, with the glass bubbles available in either oil-iridescent or frosted versions. This unusual design would not be possible with traditional wires, with the unit instead reliant on Electrosandwich®, a technical process developed by Marcel Wanders that enables the LED bulbs to draw power from the frame. The Hubble Bubble can be hung either horizontally or vertically.
Marcel Wanders (1963) grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated at the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988 with a cum laude certificate. He is now an independent industrial product designer operating out of Amsterdam where he has his own studio, Marcel Wanders studio.
Designs of Marcel Wanders have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world, like the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Central Museum in Utrecht, and various Droog Design exhibitions