About Us

Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior design studio credited with 1,900+ iconic projects. Under the creative leadership of Marcel Wanders, who is supported by Gabriele Chiave since 2014, the multi-disciplinary team of 40 breathes creativity across a multitude of projects. Marcel Wanders works with premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Kosé Corporation, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma, Swarovski. Today, many of Marcel Wanders’ designs are celebrated in some of the most renowned museums in the world, including the Centre Pompidou (FR), MoMA (US), and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL).
Marcel Wanders is shaping the design industry and advocating for a more romantic and humanistic design thinking. Respecting the past and the diversity of cultures, Marcel Wanders develops a contemporary language that is personal yet a catalyst for the post-post-modernist era we call the “Contemporary Renaissance of Humanism”

Our Design Approach

Rooted in a humanistic perspective, Marcel Wanders brings back humanity in the technocratic world of design, ushering in what he calls ‘the Contemporary Renaissance of Humanism.’ Creating a reality in which designer, craftsperson and user feel welcomed and embraced. With each new project, Marcel Wanders defies design dogma, preferring to focus instead on the holistic, romantic, surreal, archetypical, rather than the technocratic. In this universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment. Marcel Wanders' work excites, provokes and polarises, but never fails to surprise, to celebrate and entertain. Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, it is his mission to create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true. 

Our Services

From product- to interior design, and art direction, Marcel Wanders designs for international world-renowned clients based on mutual respect and collaboration.
Like Marcel Wanders, every brand has its own heritage, its own DNA, with that the studio fuses the best of two worlds to create a new extraordinary reality. Based on its 3D, and conceptual design expertise, Marcel Wanders brings to life smart and innovative products, multi-sensory hospitality interiors, surprising in-flight tableware, sophisticated cosmetics, private homes, and so much more. Eliminating the boundaries of traditional thinking Marcel Wanders proposes bold, beautiful solutions that touch the hearts and minds of people.

Amsterdam

Marcel Wanders opened his studio in 1996 in Amsterdam and is since 2006 located in the pulsating heart of the Jordaan neighbourhood. Though the studio was born in Amsterdam, none of its people is born local. So, strangers to the city, we feel welcomed and grateful for all the city’s gifts; it’s great architecture, biking culture, iconic canals, history, openness and tolerance, and so much more. Therefore, while living here, it is our honour and pleasure to contribute to this great humanistic city and give back the best we can give. This deeply respectful connection to the city is celebrated with the institution of the Westerhuis (2006), a building for the creative industries, the publication of ‘Amsterdam Creative Capital’ (2009), the opening of the ‘Andaz Prinsengracht Amsterdam’ (2012) and the creation of ‘Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age’ (2016), a ground-breaking homage to 17th Century Dutch masterpieces from the Gallery of Honour in the Rijksmuseum. THNK (2010), School for Creative Leadership, and the Club of Twelve (2005) represent additional intellectual circles and think-tanks that push city-minded cultural initiatives, of which Marcel Wanders is co-founder and plays a key role.

Our Sister MOOOI

In 2001, Marcel Wanders co-founded the successful design label MOOOI, in which he has a three-fold role; he acts as owner, art director and product designer for the company. As owner of MOOOI, Marcel Wanders finds ways to create a humanistic romantic undogmatic design universe, to nurture designers and their work, and together be an unstoppable force in the war against design fundamentalism.
As art director, Marcel Wanders’ shapes the company’s vision and is continuously impacting today’s design culture. Marcel Wanders oversees the complete design work portfolio, the brand’s communication, retail and exhibitions design, amongst which the yearly Salone del Mobile presentation in Milan.
As product designer, Marcel Wanders makes iconic playful signature designs that shape the company’s direction and philosophy, ranging from lighting and furniture to accessories