Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer and architect considered to be one of the most talented, forward thinking innovators of our generation. With a truly unique style that is easily recognizable, Marcel Wanders has made his mark on the design world setting out to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make…exciting dreams come true.” Known to seamlessly combine styles and materials with historical influences, Marcel Wanders conceives each of his projects, be it an interior or a product, with exhaustive attention to detail, intertwining opulence and exclusivity to instill an utterly unique sensory experience onto the space or the object.
Marcel Wanders is the co-founder of Moooi, a Dutch manufacturer of innovative, modern furniture, lighting and accessories as well as the interior mastermind behind notable architectural wonders like the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami, Quasar Istanbul Residences, and the Villa Moda flagship store in Bahrain. Among his unforgettable collaborations are products for Mac Cosmetics, Alessi, Cappelini, Bisazza, Moroso, Kartell and Flos. Marcel Wanders is the winner of numerous design awards, curator of extraordinary art exhibits and creator of provocative advertising campaigns that shattered boundaries between perception and reality.
With decades of artistic footprint on the global design community, Marcel Wanders continues to surprise with his ingenuity and imagination like this year’s tribute to the notorious French monarch Louis XIV with Le Roi Soleil Chandelier for Baccarat. Infamous furniture designs like the Dream platform bed for Poliform or the Flare table for Magis as well as his more recent work for Louis Vuitton in the form of the highly voluptuous lounge chair reaffirm Wanders’ philosophy that “Luxury starts where functionality ends and where the true value is personal and so has no price or reason”.