Nanine Linning is regarded as one of the most successful Dutch choreographers around today. After her graduation, she was appointed as house choreographer of the famous Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, the youngest house choreographer ever in the world. Simultaneously Linning founded her own modern dance company naninelinning.nl.
In 2009, she started to work as the new artistic director of Tanztheater Osnabrück, and in 2012 she was appointed as artistic director of Tanztheater Heidelberg, both in Germany. In this period, she created mind blowing and high profile dance pieces like Requiem and Hieronymus B.
Next to her dance pieces she is known for her cutting-edge work for museums, theatrical dinner concepts, video clips, happenings and events. She worked with prominent artists like haute couture fashion designer Iris van Herpen. Linning was named ‘Diva of Dance’ by broadcasting channel NPS. She received numerous prizes like the Philip Morris Art Prize, Dutch Culture Prize, Perspective Prize, many grants and was elected by Quote Magazine as Business Woman of the year.
As of January 2018, manager Gysèle ter Berg took over the business of Happy Hour Chandelier. Ter Berg, now director of Happy Hour chandelier, is very active in the world of the arts. She has a broad expertise on many levels in the entertainment and cultural environment.
The Dutch Marcel Wanders is one of the top interior and product designers in the world who drew international recognition for his Knotted Chair. His mission is to create an environment of love, live with passion and make exciting dreams come true. Marcel’s chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design. In his universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages.
He works with premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Kosé Corporation, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma, Swarovski. 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. Today, many of Marcel Wanders’ designs are celebrated in some of the most renowned museums in the world, including MoMA New York, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, V&A Museum London, and the Centre Pompidou Paris.
The New York Times dubbed Marcel the Lady Gaga of Design, and Business Week selected him as one of Europe’s 25 leaders of change. In 2006, Elle Decoration awarded Marcel the prestigious title of ‘Designer of the Year. Other award wins include the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s modern design collaborative award, Collab, and the Design Excellence Award for Marcel’s significant contribution to the field of design in 2009.