From 1st February to 15th June 2014, the newly renovated Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam will host the exhibition “Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up at the Stedelijk, 25 years of design”, a retrospective on the life and career of the famous Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, known for his product, furniture, interior design and original art direction.
Marcel Wanders, Design for lobby Quasar apartment building, Istanbul, Turkey (to be opened in 2015)
With more than 400+ objects on display, Stedelijk Museum will present his entire oeuvre from the late 1980s to today, which includes furniture, lamps, utensils, cutlery, wallpaper, packaging and jewellery. Also on display will be the images of interiors, design sketches, prototypes, experimental work in small editions, sculptural objects developed for special projects, and “virtual interiors”: new experimental digital creations.
Marcel Wanders, Egg Vase , vase, 1997. Droog For Rosenthal / Moooi, partly glazed porcelain
Marcel Wanders, Moooi, VIP Chair, 2000. Moooi, fire retardant foam covered steel frame, wool, polyamid
Marcel Wanders made his international breakthrough in 1996 with the Knotted Chair, and thereafter was associated to the conceptual movement of Dutch Design through the Droog Design platform. However once he hit the wider design industry he became an international selling designer.
Marcel Wanders, Knotted Chair, lounge chair, 1996. Droog / Cappellini / Personal Editions, knotted carbon and aramide fiber cord, secured with epoxy resin, sand blasted. The Stedelijk Museum holds prototype no. 5 in the collection.
Marcel Wanders, Dressed, tableware collection, 2011. Alessi, glazed porcelain, stainless steel, polished (Art direction photo: Marcel Wanders)
His collaborations range from Alessi, Moroso, Kartell, Flos, Puma, Baccarat, Marks & Spencer, KLM and more, as well as being a co-founder and art director of Moooi.
Marcel Wanders, Lobby Andaz Amsterdam Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012
Marcel Wanders, Stella from the Couture Series, wallpaper, 2008. Graham & Brown, printed paper (Art direction photo: Marcel Wanders)
Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up at the Stedelijk, 25 years of design is open to visitors from the 1st February until 15th June 2014 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.