marcel wanders

Olivari designers

BOXTEL (NL), 1963

Dubbed by the New York Times as the “Lady Gaga of Design,” Amsterdam based Marcel Wanders (Boxtel, Netherlands, 1963) is a prolific producer, interior designer, and art director, with over 1700 projects on his name for private clients and premium brands such as Alessi, Bisazza, KLM, Flos, Swarovski, Puma, among scores of others.







— Marcel Wanders, Airborne Snotty Vase: Pollinosis, 2001

His work excites, provokes, and polarizes, but never fails to surprise for its ingenuity, daring and singular quest to uplift the human spirit, and entertain.
Marcel’s chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age;’ in which designer, craftsperson and user are reunited.

— Zeppelin lampada, Flos 2005 / Love sedia, Moooi 2013 / Container Bowl, Moooi 2006 / Knotted Chair, Droog 1996 / Crochet Collection, Moooi 2015 / Parent Chair, Moooi 2009

Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel has made his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true”.

— Marcel Wanders, Salone del Mobile 2015

In Marcel’s universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment.