Known by the New York Times as the “Lady Gaga” of design, Marcel Wanders is nothing short of exceptional. Netherlands native, Wanders graduated from Hogeschool voor Kunsten in 1988 at the top of his class. It didn’t take him long to gain recognition once he opened his own studio (1996) and released his iconic Knotted Chair produced by Droog.
In 2001, he co-founded the highly praised design label, Moooi, of which he is the art director. Wanders continues to thrill the design world with his countless product and interior projects, many of which have been featured in acclaimed exhibits such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, London’s Victoria & Albert, Amserdam’s Stedelijk, and many more. Wanders has also been featured in a number of popular magazines – Elle, Esquire, Blueprint, Nylon, Design Report, to name a few.
His work gives new life to industrial design by adding romance and whimsy from different historical ages. He consistently entertains, surprises, and enlivens our spirits with his ever evolving creativity and cleverness. While Marcel Wanders is the definition of success, he has never forgotten his mission, which is to “create an environment of love, love with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.”