Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders is a visionary. As co-founder of the successful design label Moooi and the art director, product and interior designer of his powerhouse studio (which employs around 50 international design specialists), Wanders has made a name for himself in the industry as one of the most prolific and innovative designers.

The design that first brought worldwide attention back in 1996 was his famous knotted chair. Since then, he has exploded on the design scene and has helped realize over 1700+ projects for private clients and premium brands such as Alessi, Bisazza, KLM, Flos, Swarovski, Puma and many others. Even if you can’t afford his price tag, you can stay in one of the hotels brought to life by his unique eye for design such as the Mondrian Hotel South Beach and Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn.

Here are just a few of my favorite examples of his work that never fail to inspire me.

Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders | HomeandEventStyling.comWander’s design of the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is nothing short of spectacular, from the scale of the lighting to the incredible use of pattern.

Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders | HomeandEventStyling.comA lounge at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht mixes modern lines with rich patterns and textures.

Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rooms are full of personality with graphic art on the walls and more luxurious patterns mixed with modern shapes.

Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders | HomeandEventStyling.com This winding staircase is one of the highlights of the the Mondrian Hotel South Beach, boasting a banister that looks like lace.

Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders | HomeandEventStyling.comHigh contrast creates a super hip and dreamy looking interior at the the Mondrian Hotel South Beach.

Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders | HomeandEventStyling.comStrong contrasts are one of Wander’s strong suits, as seen at the Moda Mall in Bahrain in classic black and white.

Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders | HomeandEventStyling.comPattern and texture collide in this fantastical private home.

Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders | HomeandEventStyling.comThe furniture is a part of the walls, looking as though they are emerging right from them.

Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders | HomeandEventStyling.comThe mirror gives the illusion of a two-legged desk being a full one. It gives the space a very “Through the Looking Glass” vibe.

Eye on the Designer: Marcel Wanders | HomeandEventStyling.comOld and new come together in this space that is at once modern and classic at once, one of his favorite juxtapositions to play with.

The work of Marcel Wanders is continuously imaginative and always inspiring.

Warm regards,
Megan

Images { 1-3 – Design Milk / 4-5 – Marcel Wanders / 6 – desMena / 7-8 – Home Adore / 9 – Style of Design / 10 – La Maison d’Anna G. }

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