Designer. Provocative. Humanist. These are some of the adjectives capable of describing the persona behind Marcel Wanders. As well as an iconic figure – with an eponymous studio founded in 1996. Therefore with numerous collaborations with international brands – celebrated in all design worlds for his groundbreaking vision and style.
Mondrian Doha – Qatar
The Dutch designer and his 40-element staff – with the support of Gabriele Chiave since 2014 – have been audacious in promoting big ideas. Likewise, that not only would impact the presence of design but also influence its future. More than 1,900 projects have been completed and many are the brands with which he has collaborated during the years, such as Baccarat, Cappellini, Christofle, Flos, Kartell, KLM, Louis Vuitton, Morgans Hotel Group, Poliform, Puma, and Swarovski.
The “Designer of a New Age” – as he has been called – a philosopher whose visual aesthetics is trying to shape the design industry. Comparatively, through the contemporary language named “Contemporary Renaissance of Humanism”: a romantic and humanistic design approach that goes beyond the technocratic setting of our society. Additionally. offering a surreal, archetypical, romantic vision of different ages.
Hyde – Panama City
Marcel Wanders’ rebellious souls and innovative attitude led him through the years to give shape to surprising and disrupting projects. Together within his Amsterdam-based studio: creator of not simple design but of a multi-sensory experience. Therefore, he is always in search of a way to instill a new point of view, a stranger perspective in his works based on a mystical and magical wonder.
Eden x Revolution Precrafted
“Our vision for what we create is that it improves the world. Design should exist to open minds, create dialogue and stir souls. Our end result, if nothing else, must be to surprise.”
In 2001, Marcel Wanders co-founded MOOOI, a fortunate design label. Besides, he is in part-owner, art director, and product designer. Likewise with the purpose – since his unruly attitude led him farther away from the academic interpretation – is to fight design dogmas with a romantic and humanistic approach. Marcel Wanders’ style combines ironic and out-of-this-world designs, the fruit of a visionary aesthetics and a surrealistic journey.
Nightbloom x Lladró – 2019
With the capability of provoking and always being a step ahead through a futuristic reading of design, Marcel Wandershas been perceived as a true icon in the design world for some time.