Marcel Wanders (2 July 1963) is a Dutch designer, and art director in
the Powerhouse studio in Amsterdam, who designs architectural,
interior and industrial projects. He became internationally known by
his Knotted Chair.
3 Marcel Wanders
5 Notable Projects
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Born in Boxtel, Wanders graduated cum laude from the Hogeschool voor
de Kunsten Institute of the Arts Arnhem in 1988 after being
expelled from the Design Academy Eindhoven.
In 2000 he opened his studio in Amsterdam, gaining attention in 1996
with his Knotted Chair, which paired high tech materials with ‘low
tech’ production methods. In 2001 Wanders co-founded the design
label Moooi., of which he is co-owner and art director. In 2014 in
Wanders works as product and interior designer and art director work
in his Powerhouse studio with around 50 international design
specialists. They have realized over 1700+ projects for private
clients and premium brands such as Alessi, Bisazza, KLM, Flos,
Swarovski, Puma, among others.
Wanders received various design prizes, including the Rotterdam Design
Prize (for which he has been nominated several times) and the Kho
Liang Ie Prize. He has lectured at the San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art, Limn, the Design Academy, Nike, IDFA, FutureDesignDays and at
many of the world's most prestigious design academies. In July 2002
Business Week selected
Marcel Wanders as one of Europe’s ’25
leaders of change’. Wanders is an Advisory Board member of
THNK School of Creative Leadership.
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Interior projects have become increasingly important in Marcel’s
work, embraced for their enveloping of people in multi-layered,
sensory experiences Notable projects to date include
such iconic interior architectural concepts as the Andaz Amsterdam
Prinsengracht, Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach
hotel in Miami, Quasar Istanbul Residences, and the Villa Moda
flagship store in
Bahrain - to name but a few - as well as private
Amsterdam and Mallorca.
In 2015, he was tapped by Revolution Precrafted to design a
prefabricated house which he named Eden.
Many of Marcel Wanders' designs have been selected for design
collections and exhibitions and feature in magazines. In 2006 he
was elected International
Designer of the Year by Elle Decoration.
Marcel Wanders’ first solo-exhibition, ‘Daydreams,’ in 2009,
featured in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and his first major museum
retrospective in 15 years is planned in January 2014 at Amsterdam’s
Stedelijk Museum. In addition, Marcel regularly presents at the Salone
del Mobile in Milan.
Marcel Wanders is a product and interior design studio located in
Amsterdam, with clients and brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza,
Christofle, KOSÉ/Cosme Decorté, Flos, KLM, Hyatt, LH&E Group,
Louis Vuitton, Miramar Group, Moooi, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma,
Swarovski among others.
Marcel Wanders co-founded the design label Moooi, in which he
has a three-fold role; he acts as owner, art director and product
designer for the company.
Knotted Chair, Droog, 1995.
Egg Vase 1997
Knotted Chair (1996)
Egg Vase (1997)
Snotty Vase (2001)
V.I.P. Chair (2000)
Carbon Chair (2004)
Crochet Chubby Low Armchair (2006)
Skygarden S1 (2007)
Mondrian South Beach, Miami, Florida, United States (2008)
Villa Moda, Bahrain, (2009)
Casa Son Vida, Palma, Mallorca, Spain (2009)
Kameha Grand, Bonn, Germany (2009)
COSME DECORTE 'AQMW' (Absolute Quality Miracle Wonder) Skin Care
Monster Chair (2010)
'Dressed' tableware for Alessi (2011)
Cosme Decorte 'AQMW' Absolute Quality Miracle Wonder)Makeup (2012)
Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Amsterdam,
Chaise Longue (2015)
Alessi Circus for Alessi (2016)
Le Roi Soleil for Baccarat (2016)
Jardin d’Eden Lighting Collection for
Portal Nous (2017)
Mondrain Doha (2017)
‘Rocking Chair’ and ‘Diamond Screen’ for
Louis Vuitton Objets
Nomades Collection (2017)
Quasar Istanbul, Istambul,
Wanders Wonders: Design for a New Age (1999) ISBN 90-6450-376-1
Marcel Wanders: Behind The Ceiling (2009) ISBN 978-3-89955-234-8
Marcel Wanders: Interiors (2011) ISBN 978-0-8478-3187-6
Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up 25 Years of Design (2013))
^ Bernardine Walrecht (2002). Homemade Holland: How Craft and Design
Mix. Crafts Council (Great Britain).
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Marcel Wanders biography at marcelwanders.nl. Accessed 1 January
^ Bradley Quinn (2010) Textile Futures: Fashion, Design and
Technology. p. 185
^ Mooit.com Accessed 1 January 2012
^ "Business Week". July 2002. Missing or empty url= (help)
Marcel Wanders joins THNK Advisory Board -
THNK". THNK. 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
Marcel Wanders Pinned Up 25 Years of Design". February 2014.
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^ "Tableware by
Marcel Wanders for KLM". 2 January 2012.
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