Marcel Wanders grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem (now ArtEZ Institute of the Arts) in 1988. He became world-renowned for his iconic Knotted Chair, which he produced for Droog Design in 1996. His work is now ubiquitous as he designs for leading contemporary labels and is both founder and art director of Moooi.
Wanders was one of the first designers for Droog and is certainly among the most important. He has been a juror for various prestigious prizes, lectured at a number of design conferences and academies, and his work is included in the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world.