Happy 50th, Marcel Wanders

A rock star of the design world, Marcel Wanders, celebrates his 50th birthday today. In wishing him a very happy birthday, we present a selection of his work.

In 2011 The New York Times said: “Marcel Wanders is like the Lady Gaga of the design world: a constant font of ideas and energy who is nearly impossible to ignore.”

Wanders is a product and interior designer of global repute. His now-famous Knotted Chair, produced by Droog in 1996, drew international recognition and acclaim. Since then his work has become ubiquitous, with his clients including the likes of MAC Cosmetics, Puma, Target, Alessi and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

In 2001 Wanders co-founded the Moooi design label, of which he is the art director. Wanders’ work has been featured and exhibited in a variety of publication and collections. 

“Here to create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true,” he once said.

Happy birthday Marcel Wanders, Design Indaba wishes you many creative returns!