Maximal Effect


To counterbalance last week's theme of minimalist design, this week we are showing designs that debunk the old adage that "less is more". Gaining steam in the market, Maximalist design expresses and celebrates individual creativity, personality, color, and trend, using boldness and embellishments in both material and form. Add the Maximal Effect in your next interior project with these expressive designs, now available at Haute Living. 


Round Prop Hanging Light by Moooi

“We have round lights, we have straight lights. We have them with lights on one side, we have them with lights on two sides. You can hang them high, low, horizontally, vertically or even hang them in an angle. Put them on the floor, hang them on your wall or down from the ceiling. We find it very hard to imagine an interior where this prop is not in place” - Bertjan Pot.


Ample Armchair by Linteloo

This upholstered wing-armchair (also available with ottoman) by Sebastian Herkner has a strong silhouette and character, in addition to being extremely cozy. The padded seat is placed on a wooden structure and the soft cushioning gives you the feeling of an intimate place with many possible seating positions.


Chess Table by Moooi

Front's "Chess" table takes an ancient gaming pattern to a lovely, modern extreme. Perfect as a playful home accent for design enthusiasts, and as a playful new venue for chess enthusiasts.
Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken and Anna Lindgren are the members of the Swedish design group Front. Their works are based on common discussions, explorations and experiments and they are all involved in the projects from initial ideas to the final product. Front's design objects often communicate a story to the observer about the design process, about the material it is made of or about conventions within the design field.

Jan's New Sofa by Linteloo

"Jan’s New Sofa" is based on elements that can be combined in many configurations. Linteloo sought to create a comfortable sofa that easily changes its looks. It found a factory that makes beautiful, very soft linen, which we used for the removable covers. This makes it possible to revitalize the sofa completely, just by changing the covers. It is a sofa that is a clear invitation to enjoy life: sitting, sleeping, talking, relaxing.


Bart Swivel by Moooi

One of the members of the "Bart" family collection by Moooi Works/Bart Schilder couldn't quite sit still and developed a look around, comfortably, and in style. The roundness of the armchair’s design is completed by the circular motion, which also adds another dimension to its coziness and to our freedom of movement. Are you too active or inspired to sit still? Swivel your "Bart" armchair around & enjoy another point of view!


Polifemo by DeCastelli

"Polifemo" is a cabinet, an innovative aesthetical version of a piece of furniture that everyone owns in their houses. The Giant reflects the characteristics of this cabinet: the big central eye becomes a handle and the thin metal legs sustain the structure, creating a contrast between the upper part and the lower one. Composed by a wood structure and a copper covering embellished by ornamental engravings, Polifemo is an unusual but unique piece of furniture that makes the difference showing its strong character.


Eden Queen Rug by Moooi Carpets

Designed by Marcel Wanders, "Eden Queen" is a photorealistic rug depicting a bouquet of beautiful flowers, setting a dynamic landscape for the space.


Alumni Alpha Chair by Brothers & Sons

The "Alumni" chair has a graceful and feminine design. It suitable for dining, bar and office use.


Magnum Dining Table by La Chance

The challenge given to the designer was to create a table, made of bulky elements, that should be visually light. Pierre Favresse chose to use a thin metal matrix linking to thick wooden – or marble - legs to a heavy solid wood table top.


Nest Sofa by Moooi

The "Nest" sofa’s linear, clear metal structure lifts the plumpest and softest cushions from the floor, creating a comfy, elevated nest. It is this structure that prompted designer Marcel Wanders to assign the chair its name. The powder-coated steel frame allows the sofa to be used both indoors or out, and the fabric covers are completely removable for easy care.

Marcel Wanders is a product and interior designer who drew international recognition for his Knotted Chair produced by Droog Design in 1996. Wanders's work is ubiquitous; he has designed for leading international companies, architectural products, runs his own studio, and is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Moooi. His work has been displayed in museum collections around the world and published in numerous books and magazines.