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Marcel Wanders


Marcel Wanders (* 2 July 1963 in Boxtel/Netherlands), graduated in 1988 from the School of the Arts, Arnhem. Marcel Wanders first attracted international attention in 1996 with his "Knotted Chair" for Droog Design; and hasn't looked back since. In 2001 he established his own Marcel Wanders studio and in 2004 became Art-director and co-owner of Moooi. Marcel Wanders has cooperated with some of Europe's most important manufacturers including B&B, Boffi and Kartell with whom he created the polycarbonate stool Stone. Wanders also designs for architectural projects, such as the Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami and the Villa Moda store in Bahrain.


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Design on Air at the CID – centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu, Hornu

...Similarly, Formed by Air considers objects filled with air to create stable, functional forms, albeit through processes a little more involved than "standard" inflation and including projects as diverse as Jasper Morrison's gas injection moulded Air Chair for Magis, Oskar Zieta's FIDU steel inflation process as exemplified through the Plopp stool and Rondo mirror or Marcel Wanders' Sparkling Chair/Still Chair for Magis, a work which also stands as a reminder that the inspiration air provides a designer may not be enough to blow away other considerations: Wanders' original plan was to have a chair crafted, in effect, from PET bottles inflated by high pressure gas... And a decision, one assumes, Marcel Wanders wasn't overjoyed with: or as he himself phrases it ☹ Air and safety are placed in much more positive, 😃, contexts in the chapter, Air for Safety, with air discussed both as it is used directly to provide for safety, including, for example, Andreas Finke's Under the Skin pneumatic protective sport clothing or Nedda El-Asmar's double walled glassware which employs air's poor heat conduction to protect against hot liquids, but also more conceptually including Jeff Rutten's use of nautical mooring fenders for his Albatroz outdoor seating collection...

(smow) blog compact Milan 2014 Special: Moooi

...Preparing for his solo exhibition "Pinned Up at the Stedelijk, 25 years of design" clearly helped Marcel Wanders tackle, and defeat, his inner demons... Among the new products the highlight for us was the Zio family of armchair, footstool, sideboard and low table by Marcel Wanders...

(smow) blog compact: Marcel Wanders - Pinned Up at the Stedelijk, 25 years of design

...The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is currently showing "Pinned Up at the Stedelijk, 25 years of design", the first major retrospective of the work of Dutch designer Marcel Wanders... Presenting over 400 objects the exhibition promises to cover Marcel Wanders' complete career since the release of the Set Up Shades lamp in 1989 and in doing so present a chance to better understand the man, his thinking and his works...

Spring: Excellence, Talent and Inspiration in Design. Premsela at Designhuis Eindhoven

...Obviously the limitation to Eindhoven means the exhibition doesn't provide a complete Who's Who of modern Dutch design, for example, you'll find no reference to Marcel Wanders, because Eindhoven has played no relevant role in his carear...

Vitra Design Museum: The Essence of Things. Design and the Art of Reduction

...14 or the Ant Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen onto objects that are less well known - if every bit as interesting - such as Stephan Schulz's concrete bowl or Marcel Wanders' Knotted Chair for Capellini...


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