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.