“It’s a mess up here.” Marcel Wanders is talking about his brain, and the necessary disorder of an open mind in design. “Philosophy is not one truth, but thousands of truths. You don’t have to believe in just one thing. When you choose one idea, you close yourself to the rest.”
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- A few words with the polymath powerhouse behind Dutch industrial-design giant Droog.
The Dutch designer Marcel Wanders (born 1963) is creating a multimedia installation of personally selected objects to represent pivotal points in his career. Using shifting video images, lighting, and sound to illuminate the development of his body of work, Wanders provides the visitor with a unique visual and sensory experience dramatizing the evolution of his designs over the past twenty years.
New films—detailing Wanders’s design process and philosophy in projects ranging from manufactured products, hotel interiors, and design art—make their public premier in this retrospective installation. The soundscape that accompanies the films provides Wanders’s personal views on design.
- Milan-based Tania da Cruz cut her teeth in Marcel Wanders’s Amsterdam studio. “It was like living in a temporary fairy tale,” she says.
- The Mondrian South Beach, a new luxury boutique hotel designed by Dutch design star Marcel Wanders, is much like Wanders himself: large, white, and pricey.
- 2014 is a big year for Dutch designer designer Marcel Wanders, with a major retrospective of his work at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum and Moooi opening its first New York City flagship store.
- Self-described as a “cozy” and “sophisticated,” web shop Gretel Home is one of our go-to spots for house-warming gifts and last-minute presents.
Istanbul-based design duo Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar of Autoban took a page from Warren Platner's book for this chic gold-plated steel lamp. We love the taper of this lamp's stem, which comes in three sizes.
This gold-plated metal, hand made Murano glass globe was designed by Guenther Leuchtmann in 1981 for the restaurant "Le tre streghe" (The three witches) in Hamburg. We absolutely love it's unique and almost gypsy-cystal-ball-like quality.