Written by Ricardo Lourenço
Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer that got the world’s attention to his interior design projects in 1996 with his iconic Knotted Chair. 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.”
His work excites, provokes, and polarises, but never fails to surprise for its ingenuity, daring and singular quest to uplift the human spirit, and entertain. In his designs Marcel often mixes innovative materials and techniques with references to well known historical styles and archetypes, so users can easily connect to the pieces, enjoying them for a long time and in doing so create sustainable surroundings.
Take a look at some of the best interior design projects by a great interior and product designer Marcel Wanders.
Casa Son Vida, a modern luxury residence designed by Marcel Wanders with a luxurious suspension lamp and an amazing kitchen cabinet.
Restaurant of Andaz Hotel in Amsterdam with a big retro suspension lamp and another vintage details. By Marcel WandersAir Club entrance’s gallery in Amsterdam developed by the Dutch designer Marcel Wanders
Casa Son Vida master bedroom xl with golden metallic details and a luxurious suspension lamp, by Marcel WandersKameha Grand Bonn hotel living area. This German warm ambiance was designed by Macel WandersKameha Grand Bonn hotel luxurious restaurant in shades of gold, by Marcel WandersKameha Grand Zurich hotel living area with an oriental style and big industrial lamps. Design by Marcel Wanders Today Marcel’s powerhouse studio numbers around 50 international design specialists, and he is a prolific product and interior designer and art director, ubiquitous with over 1700+ projects to his name for private clients and premium brands such as Alessi, Bisazza, KLM, Flos, Swarovski, Puma, among scores of others.
Marcel Wanders‘ Hotel bar design with silver detailsColorful and modern living room at The Mondrian Hotel in South Miami Beach by Marcel WandersAndaz Amsterdam sophisticated and luxurious hotel by Marcel WandersHyatt Hotel Amsterdam, romantic and contemporary suite by Marcel Wanders
In his designs Marcel often mixes innovative materials and techniques with references to well known historical styles and archetypes, so users can easily connect to the pieces, enjoying them for a long time and in doing so create sustainable surroundings.
Chic bedroom at Hyatt Hotel Amsterdam by Marcel Wanders
Contemporary Kameha Grand Bonn hotel’s suite by Marcel WandersKameha Grand Bonn hotel spa by Marcel Wanders with B&W detailsMystical touches used by the Dutch designer Marcel Wanders at Quasar Istanbul.With this track record, it’s no surprise that theNew York Timesdubbed Marcel the “Lady Gaga of Design,” or thatBusiness Weekselected him as one of Europe’s ’25 leaders of change.’ In 2006,Elle Decorationawarded Marcel the prestigious title of ‘Designer of the Year.’ Other award wins include the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s modern design collaborative award, Collab, and the Design Excellence Award for Marcel’s significant contribution to the field of design in 2009.