Iconic, provocative, controversial: as a true humanist, Marcel Wanders created more than 1,900 product and interior design projects. As one of the best interior designers in the world, he works with modern and high-end brands such as Baccarat, Cappellini, Kartell, Louis Vuitton, Poliform, and Swarovski. One Hundred Edition presents to you some of the most creative and inspiring projects made by the dutch designer.
Marcel Wanders is without a doubt a venerated product designer and one of the top interior designers in the world. According to him, his mission is about to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.” All modern interior design projects created by Wanders have the power to excite, provoke, and polarize, but never fail to surprise for its ingenuity, daring and singular quest to uplift the human spirit, and entertain.
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“That word ‘fantasy’ – I hardly ever hear it in the world of design. And that’s very strange. You should hear it a lot. I think fantasy is a very important value that designers and artists should bring to the world.”
In his contemporary interior projects and product designs, Marcel Wanders often mixes innovative materials and techniques with references to well-known historical styles and archetypes, so users can easily connect to the pieces, enjoying them for a long time and in doing so create sustainable surroundings.
Born in the Netherlands, he opened his design studio in the beating heart of the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, quickly coming to worldwide attention in 1996 for his iconic Knotted Chair, which paired high tech materials with ‘low tech’ production methods. His notable projects 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, as well as private residences in Amsterdam and Mallorca.
Marcel Wanders believes that design can enlarge its traditional cultural value and aspire to work on a grander scale, moving the hearts of its audience in the unknown, deeper and more individual directions. For him, Design is a wonderfully direct instrument, as it joins to daily life and It sits, in fact, right at its core.
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