Design Icon: Marcel Wanders

This entry was posted on 17th February 2011

Marcel Wanders is a Dutch architectural and interior designer who shot to worldwide fame back in 1995 with his design of the Knotted Chair which was designed in a Droog design project and distributed by Cappelini. Marcel was born in 1963 and grew up in Boxtel, The Netherlands. He graduated from The School of Arts Arnheim in 1988 and began his professional career in the 1990s by forming the company Droog; and the rest they say is history. Nowadays Wanders designs for European design manufacturers such as B&B Italia, Moroso, Boffi and Droog and is also the art director of the maverick brand ‘Moooi’. His design masterpieces have ranged from unique pieces of furniture, to wallpaper and blind prints, to fabulously ‘out there’ accessories. Some of his best pieces include the B.L.O lamp of which he designed for Italian company Flos. This lamp is extraordinary in design as it can be switched on and off by lightly blowing on it. His other masterpieces include the V.I.P Chair for Moooi and the Egg Vase also for Moooi but to name a few.

Marcel Wanders | Fabric Patterns


Marcel’s latest designs include a beautifully embellished cutlery range for Christofle as well as a resin flooring range names ‘impressions’ for Dutch company Senso. Marcel states that this new flooring range is relatively eco-friendly as it is not made from crude-oil but instead is made from biopolymers and plant derived resins. As well as these new designs, Marcel is also working on a number of world renowned hotels including the Andaz Hotel in Amsterdam. So there you have it, this architectural and interior designer really is an icon. His items are fresh, fabulous and unique, and well if some of the most famous companies in the world demand this man, then he must indeed be a design icon!

This Post was posted in Interior Design on 17th February 2011.