Marcel Wanders (July 2, 1963) is a Dutch product and interior designer, who drew international recognition for his Knotted Chair produced by Droog in 1996.
Wanders was born and raised in Boxtel, in the south of the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. Marcel Wanders' fame began with his project Knotted Chair, which he produced for the Dutch design brand Droog in 1996.
He works out of his studio, situation in the Jordaan neighborhood of Amsterdam, and designs for design manufacturers worldwide, such as B&B Italia, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi, Cappellini, Droog and Moooi. Moooi was founded in 2000, and Wanders is the art director and a co-owner.
Wanders jurors for various design prizes, including the Rotterdam Design Prize (for which he has been nominated for several times) and the Kho Liang Ie Prize. He has lectured at SFMoMA, Limn, the Design Academy, Nike, IDFA, FutureDesignDays and has taught at various design academies worldwide.
Wanders was the editor of the 2005 International Design Yearbook.
The projects of Marcel Wanders are regularly featured in FRAME , one of the most prestigious design magazines in the world.
Knotted Chair, designed in 1996.
Marcel Wanders works on architectural and interior design projects and recently turned his hand to consumer home appliances.
In 2005, together with chef Peter Lute, he developed a concept called Lute Suites, the first "all over city suites" hotel in the world. He also designed the interior of Blits, a new restaurant in Rotterdam and the interior of restaurant 'Thor' at the Hotel on Rivington in New York including bar, lounge and private club.
In 2007 Wanders collaborated with German sportswear and apparel manufacturer Puma AG on a range of lifestyle products such as beach accessories.
Various designs of Marcel Wanders have been selected for design collections and exhibitions, like the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the V&A Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Central Museum in Utrecht, Museum of Decorative Arts Copenhagen and various Droog exhibitions.
Coverage on Marcel has been published in design magazines and newspapers such as Domus, Interni, Blueprint, Design Report, Frame, I.D. magazine, Abitare, Wallpaper, Nylon, Elle decoration, Icon, Esquire, the International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Business Week
fonte : Wikipédia em 11/11/2011