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Bertjan Pot

Bertjan Pot

Born in Nieuwleusen, the Netherlands, in 1975, Dutch designer Bertjan Pot uses his infatuation with textures and skins to create furniture and lighting for famed manufacturers like Montis and Moooi. After learning to weave and knit while studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven—which has also produced designers like Dror Behshetrit, Tord Boontje, Marcel Wanders, and Piet Hein Eek—Pot transformed his interests into now-iconic fixtures like the Random Light, Random Chair, Carbon Chair with Marcel Wanders, Non-Random Chair, and Lazy Bastard Chair. He continues to live and work in the Netherlands.


Moooi Carbon Chair Rep Dec Jan08

Carbon Chair

The genesis for the Carbon chair was the Carbon Copy, a prototype carbon-fiber replica of Charles and Ray Eames’s iconic Wire chair. This chair is completely hand coiled and is 100 percent carbon fiber and epoxy.

Lime green sofa.

Lazy Bastard Chair

When is a name not merely a name but instead a point of pride, a way of life, a categorical imperative, and an honorable title to uphold? When that name is Lazy Bastard, and the chair in question is basically a beanbag on legs. Indolence is bliss as you live out your idle dreams, lounging comfortably in a seat that defies you not to take it easy.

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Non-Random Light

While Moooi's Random light resembled a Jackson Pollack painting in orb form, the Non-Random—also by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot—looks a bit more like a finely wound skein of wool. The epoxy resin-soaked fiberglass pendant comes in both black and white.

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Random Pendant by Moooi

The Random Light, by Bertjan Pot for Moooi, has a cocoon-like form is crafted of durable epoxy and fiberglass. The body is a unified piece; lightbulb access and replacement is carried out though an opening in the top. Uses 1 X 100W max medium base incandescent bulb.