Marcel Wanders Studio
Marcel Wanders studio is a leading product and interior design studio located in the creative capital of Amsterdam, with over 1,900 + iconic product and interior design experiences all around the globe for private clients and premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Kosé Corporation/ Decorté, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, LH&E Group, Louis Vuitton, Miramar Group, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma among scores of others. Under Marcel Wanders and Gabriele Chiave‘s creative leadership and direction, Marcel Wanders employs 52 design and communication experts. In an environment where everyone perceives, breathes and lives creativity across a multitude of projects from in-flight tableware to cosmetics packaging to hospitality interiors. Marcel Wanders studio’ 30 years of design are celebrated in some of the most renowned art and design museums, including Centre Pompidou FR; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, US; Metropolitan Museum of Art, US; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, US; Museum of Modern Art, US; Pinakotheke der Moderne, Munich, DE; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL; Oita Prefectural Art Museum, JP among others.
Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel Wanders studio has made it his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.” This work excites, provokes, and polarises, but never fails to surprise for its ingenuity, daring and singular quest to uplift the human spirit, and entertain. The studio’s chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age;’ in which designer, craftsperson and user are reunited. In his process, the studio defies design dogma, preferring instead to focus on holistic solutions rather than the technocratic. In this universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment.
Teterboro, NJ: International renown design studio Marcel Wanders partnered with Walters to create a romantic and escapist outdoor furniture collection. The depth and generous comfort invite total relaxation to get lost in a daydream. “These exquisite settings indulge the senses, support the soul and provide a place for dreams to begin,” says Marcel Wanders. “It has been a pleasure developing the collection together. The pieces have a sophisticated duality between the powder coat aluminum and the soft, complexly woven resin. The delicate, flared profile is actually very strong structurally,” says Adam Schindler, director of Walters.
Gabriele Chiave, Creative Director at Marcel Wanders further explains, “The encapsulating hard shell gives way to a contrasting soft cushion, making people feel safe and secure.” Walters is the perfect company to bring the collection to light with four generations of manufacturing excellence, service to the residential market and flexibility for hospitality. The collection includes a hanging or standing daybed, chaise longue, sofa, lounge chair, side and bar tables. It is available in white or black resin.
This oasis for one is perfect for relaxing in any setting. It is made with a resin wicker shell that features one of four custom patterns. The chair is supported by an aluminum frame with die casted legs. The soft, yet durable pillows surround people on three sides to offer comfort from every angle.
This two-seater sofa allows people to find peace together. It is made with a resin wicker shell that features a custom pattern. The ends of the chair are angled to allow for reclining. The chair is supported by an aluminum frame with die casted legs. The soft, yet durable pillows support the body in any position.
This lounge chair adjusts to meet your desire for comfort. Its resin wicker shell features a custom pattern designed with three sections. One section rotates allowing for different angles of relaxation. The piece is supported by an aluminum frame with die casted legs.
Rest in this bed that surrounds you in comfort. The daybed is offered on a woven base or as a swing, creating an elevated nest of relaxation. The big pillow in the middle serves as a center piece mattress. At the same time, pillows on every side create a cozy sanctuary.
A resin wicker basket sits atop a conical base. With a glass top, the pattern of the basket and base can be seen from above. The set is designed in four unique sizes allowing for combinations to be made. With different heights and a glass or teak top, the collection includes coffee tables and side tables.