Fascinated by the man behind the design of The Crochet Chair, I decided to research the work and life of Marcel Wanders…while digging, I found a wonderful video that I thought you might enjoy! Filmed back in April of 2009 by gestalten.com, Wanders takes the viewer on an intimate journey, exposing his innermost thoughts on dreams and design…my favorite quote from the video is the title of this post, “design lives for the people in it”…simply brilliant!
to watch this inspiring video, click here
The photos in today’s post are of design projects featured in the video…the first three photos are of the Mondrian South Beach Hotel and the bottom three photos are from Westerhuis in Amsterdam…enjoy!
“Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is undeniably one of the most prolific and celebrated international designers today, with his theatrical approach to design, being both decorative and minimal. He has garnered fame through his ingenious talent, turning conceptual visions into stunning products and dazzling environments by fusing cutting-edge technology, artistry and a love of the bizarre. The designer handmakes the mass-produced and gives flesh to fantasy in his opulently illustrated first monograph Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceiling published by Gestalten, which marks its European release this month. We met up with him in Miami where he spoke about his design for the Mondrian South Beach Hotel and at Westerhuis, the newly opened cultural flagship in Amsterdam – home to his new office, Moooi showroom and a host of creative businesses, where he narrates for us his imaginative ideas about identity and contemporary design.” ~ from gestalten.com
above ~ Mondrian South Beach Hotel
below ~ Westerhuis, Amsterdam
photos from Marcel Wanders