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 environments. 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such as the extraordinary all over city hospitality-concept Lute Suites he established in Amsterdam as well as unpublished projects, including the new Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami and the Villa Moda Flagship store in Bahrain, scheduled to open its doors in 2009.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 irresistible universe.
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