Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is undeniably one of the most prolific and celebrated
international designers today. Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceiling is the
highly anticipated first monograph on the star designer. It charts his provocative
body of work and stellar career.
Wanders has garnered fame through his ingenious talent, turning conceptual
visions into stunning products and dazzling environments by fusing cuttingedge
technology, artistry and a love of the bizarre. Wanders designs are characteristically
buoyant and imbued with his signature irony and quirky dry wit that
evoke imagination; nevertheless, his furniture, lighting, interior designs, tableware,
decorative porcelain and ceramic vases are unpretentiously urbane.
Lavishly printed, this book showcases Marcel Wanders work over the past decade.
It features tableware for the renowned Dutch porcelain manufacturers
Tichelaar Makkum and Royal Delft, as well as his personal art editions such as
his acclaimed oversized ceramic bells, crochet seating and sculptures launched
by his own studio. In addition, it presents textiles and furniture he has designed
for an extensive client list including brands such as B&B Italia, Poliform, Moroso,
Cappellini, Droog as well as Moooi, of which he is also Art Director and co-owner.
An entertainer at heart, his theatrical performances and installations are also
included, which prove his exceptional skill at amplifying experience with mesmerising
The book also introduces designs for interiors and architecture such as the
extraordinary all over city hospitality-concept Lute Suites he established in
Amsterdam as well as unpublished projects, including the new Mondrian South
Beach hotel in Miami and the Villa Moda Flagship store in Bahrain, scheduled to
open its doors in 2009.
Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceiling includes beautiful photographs and
sketches, and an accompanying text offers a first-hand account of Wanders