Executive Director of VIA




VIA Gallery

120, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

Opening :

monday-friday : 9.30am – 6.30pm

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Contact : P.O. Box 11332 1001 GH Amsterdam - Pays-Bas

Ph. +31 (0)20 422 13 39
Icon (UK) June 2005
“Marcel Wanders (…) was also responsible for the most talked-about party of the week: his Happy Hour Chandelier launch (. . .) Wanders is probably the hottest designer in the world right now and this was his year”

Washington Post (US) April 2003
“Marcel Wanders, the design world’s favorite star”

Tate magazine (UK) September/October 2002
“it is his ability to create a material identity from a series of disparate narratives, to get you to engage with a product through the stories it tells, that is part of the secret of his success”

Business Week (US) July 2002
“Europe’s hottest young designer”

Marcel Wanders grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. Currently, he is an independent industrial product designer operating from Amsterdam where he runs his own studio: Marcel Wanders studio. His studio designs products and interiors for the best international labels, including Moooi (of which he is art director), Cappellini, Bisazza, Moroso, Poliform, Droog Design, Flos, Mandarina Duck, B&B Italia, Vitra, Kartell, Cassina, and Boffi. He also works on architectural projects as well as interior design.

Marcel was the editor of the International Design Yearbook 2005. In the same year together with chef Peter Lute he created the new and extraordinary LUTE SUITES hospitality-concept, the first “all over city suites” hotel in the world. In September ‘Blits’ opened its doors, a new restaurant in Rotterdam for which Marcel designed the interior. Marcel also collaborates in other design-related projects such as the Vitra Summer Workshop where he has served as a project leader. He is among the first and most important designers of Droog design. He was a juror for various prizes like the Rotterdam Design Prize (for which his own products were nominated several times) and the Kho Liang Ie prize. He lectured at SFMoMA, Limn, the Design Academy, Nike, IDFA, FutureDesignDays and has taught at various design academies in the Netherlands and abroad. Currently Marcel is working on a monograph by Phaidon.

Various designs of Marcel Wanders have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world, like the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the V&A Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Central Museum in Utrecht, Museum of Decorative Arts Copenhagen and various Droog Design exhibitions.

Coverage on Marcel has been published in all leading design magazines and newspapers such as Domus, Interni, Blueprint, Design Report, Frame, I.D. magazine, Arbitare, Surface, Wallpaper, Nylon, View on Colour, Elle decoration, Icon, Esquire, the International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Business Week.

Marcel Wanders has won various prizes and international awards such as:
Winner of the Elle Deco International Design Awards 2005 (seaters) for “Carbon chair”, design by Bertjan Pot and Marcel Wanders for Moooi
Nominated for the 2004 World Technology Award by The World Technology Network. In association with Nasdaq, Microsoft, Time Magazine and Science Magazine
Nominated as ‘Designer of the Year 2004’ for Blueprint magazine
Moooi received the 2003 FX-award for their collection
Awarded ‘Man of the year’ for Dutch MAN magazine 2002
Nominated for ‘designer of the year’ in WIRED magazine’s 2001 Wired Rave awards
Alterpoint Design Award 2000
George Nelson Award (Interiors magazine) 2000
Rotterdam Design Prize for the Knotted Chair

seats & side tables New Antiques

Bisazza Antelope

exhibition for Bisazza Soap Stars
© Ottavio

concept of suites layout Lute suites

multimedia products Home Electronics
© M. van Houten

chair Knotted chair
© R. Kavanagh

vases Snotty
© M. van Houten