Modem Men's Frienze Milano Paris Fall-Winter 2005-2006
Cover by Marcel Wanders
This season we gave “carte blanche” to Marcel Wanders, the Dutch designer who symbolized the spirituality and fantasy of Design. Born in 1963 near Amsterdam, he gratuated from the Arnhem Academy of Arts in 1988. Since then he is working as a free-lance designer. In 1995 he set up Wanders Wonders Company and the Studio Marcel Wanders in Amsterdam.?He also works as Art Director for Moooi and is one of the protangonists of the experimental label Droog Design.
During his career, he created lots of items for various editors such as Cappellini, Boffi, Magis...
As he uses to say: “I am not interested in formal Design but in the way people are using it ”.?
His work is based on the will to use natural & raw materials or existing items to enlight them in a new esthetic or new functions. The creations of Marcel Wanders are part of most permanent collections of the main national museums such as MOMA in nyc, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum and the London’s Design Museum.
© Ezio Barbaro