Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer born in 1963, raised in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and in 1988 graduated with honors from the Arnhem School of the Arts.
Founded in 2000, Moooi has become a well-known design brand worldwide.
It owes its fame to the iconic Knotted Chair, created in 1996 for Droog Design. Today he collaborates with the main European contemporary design producers such as B&B Italia
, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi
, Cappellini, Droog Design and Moooi
of which he is also art director and co-owner.
“ MARCEL WANDERS + DUTCH DESIGNER ”
Marcel Wanders also works on architectural and interior design projects and has recently turned his attention to household appliances. He was editorial curator of the International Design Yearbook 2005. The same year, together with the chef Peter Lute, he devised the extraordinary hotel concept LUTE SUITES, the first hotel in the world consisting of luxury independent suites scattered throughout the city. He also designed the interiors of the Blits, a new Rotterdam restaurant and those of the 'Thor' restaurant of the Hotel on Rivington in New York, with a bar, lounge and private club. Marcel is the first and one of the most important designers of Droog Design. He has been part of the jury of many awards such as the Rotterdam Design Prize (for which his products have received various nominations) and the Kho Liang Ie award. He has lectured at SFMoMA, Limn, the Design Academy, Nike, IDFA, FutureDesignDays and has taught in several design academies in Holland and abroad. Many creations by Marcel Wanders have been chosen for the most prestigious design collections and exhibitions in the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the V&A Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Central Museum in Utrecht, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Copenhagen and various exhibitions of Droog Design. His works have appeared in all major design newspapers and magazines such as Domus, Interni, Blueprint, Design Report, Frame, I.D. magazine, Abitare, Wallpaper, Nylon, Elle decoration, Icon, Esquire, the International Herald Tribune, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Business Week.