‘Wallflower Bouquet' is a light installation by Marcel Wanders. A palette of fifty constantly changing colors is chosen randomly from a library of images of dying flowers. ‘Wallflower Bouquet’ highlights the idea of life perpetually being built upon death. This symbolic idea of 'Vanitas' is embodied in the piece in the form of a pop aesthetic with a technological twist.
The Vignelli Center for Design Studies leads a time capsule initiative designed to facilitate a multifaceted understanding of design processes for future generations of designers. In this spirit, and as an item of historical significance of innovative design, the ‘Knotted Chair’ joins the collection.
The brand-new Marcel Wanders’ gallery space, which can be visited by appointment only, is located on the third floor of the beautiful historical Westerhouse building located in the Westerstraat. Adding to Marcel Wanders studio's hive of activity, the gallery hosts interchanging exhibitions in combination with the Personal Editions collection for a select audience.
Launched in April, the ‘Talents’ are collectible gifts created by Marcel Wanders for Randstad. From ideation to reality, this is a project very close to Marcel’s heart; connecting professional talent and bringing their contributions into the light is a great collaborative endeavor both for Marcel Wanders and Randstad!
On Friday May 20th to an audience of 300 stellar design professionals and lovers, Marcel Wanders delivered a 30-minute speech spanning over three decades of his prolific design career. In light of this journey, a lively conversation with Dwell-Founder Lara Dean ensued.
During this year’s Milan Design Week, Marcel Wanders showcased bold designs and extensions to existing collections for Alessi, Barovier&Toso, Cappellini, Magis, Moooi, Olivari, Poliform, LG Hausys, and Very Wood and announced a new partnership with Colombo Via della Spigga.
The prestigious Andaz Prinsengracht Amsterdam, an iconic interior by Marcel Wanders, saw the launch of the Talents collection in the beginning of April. The Talents are in sync with Randstad’s latest campaign and philosophy ‘Worden wie je bent’ (Becoming who you are).
At this year’s exciting Salone Internazionale del Mobile Marcel Wanders introduces brand new beautiful designs and extends existing collections in bold directions, for Alessi, Barovier & Toso, Cappellini, Magis, Moooi, Olivari, Poliform, LG Hausys and Very Wood. His presence is being felt across the entire city of Milan.
Gabriele Chiave is creative director at Marcel Wanders overseeing all projects in product and interior design, and art direction for a range of premium design brands and many other international companies and hotels. His passion is to express beauty through complexity. Take a few moments to read this world-traveling art aficionado and jazz lover thoughts on design and creativity.
For Design Shanghai 2015 Marcel Wanders premieres a collectible design specially created for French powerhouses Baccarat and Christofle, together with his Personal Editions. The result of a partnership between the three brands, both existing and new designed items will be on display from March 27 through 30.
Private Residence Taipei combines Marcel's design signature with local-inspired elements. Each space is lovingly conceived as a jewelry box with attention to detail, richly decorative reliefs and bespoke furniture setting the tone. All rooms are individually designed to provide a unique experience.
Marcel Wanders' concept of two opposite worlds for the LG Hausys stand at Milan Design Week 2015 is not just a space arrangement – it is an experience.
Inspired by LG Hausys continuous material innovation, versatility and durability, we tell the story of the endless possibilities of LG Hausys' products in relation to our pattern design. The pattern was originally conceived around the themes of macro-cosmos, the layered, ornamental vastness of the Universe, and micro-cosmos, with its ordered systems and patterns which can be found on a microscopic level. This contradiction has inspired the space itself, where the rational and the emotional meet and HI-MACS becomes a piece of art.
Introducing the new extensions to the Dressed collection, the new 'Dressed' for breakfast and 'Dressed in wood' lines include a series of eye-catchers that will turn your daily breakfast experience into a memorable one.
Carved with love. the 'Dressed in wood' collecton is sculpted using a wood-cut laser technique and is finished by hand, to bring the materials' qualities forth in amazing ways. These items wonderfully dress your table setting and give a whole new meaning to your morning meals.
Altogether, these products offer a holistic tableware solution and dress any kitchen collection with functionality, intelligent design and personality.
In 2007, Marcel Wanders set out to create an extraordinary silverware collection for Christofle. With an appreciation for the finest silversmith’s work tradition, Jardin d’Eden is a family of exclusively edition pieces which celebrate outspoken etching work, noble materials and Marcel Wanders’ design. The latest addition is the table Jardin d’Eden Table Candelabra, which can host one, three or five candles.
Introducing the new items in the Century and Loop collection, a family of chairs by Marcel Wanders for Very Wood. Debuted at Salone del Mobile 2014, these series have now been extended to include dinning and lounge chairs, armchairs, sofas and bar stools. The Century and Loop collections offer sophisticated timeless seating solutions, specifically designed for hospitality, retail and public areas.
Made of epoxy resin, crocheted rope and metal, the 'Bon Bon Chair' (2010) is iconic of Marcel Wanders' interest in the combination of traditional crafts and industrial processes, in durability, fantasy and creativity for the benefit of humanity.
In Marcel's own words: "I want to make things that evoke new human connections and impact our lives in interesting and meaningful ways, and which people cherish and want to keep forever."