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22.07.2009

 

GoSee presents : Behind the Ceiling - the long awaited Marcel Wanders body of work by Gestalten Verlag

“Where to put it?” seems to be the undeniable question one faces when confronted with Marcel Wanders’ unpractical Horse Lamp. Yet the practically life-size horse with a lampshade on its head, is almost a design classic. A justified placement is less challenging with the designer’s Egg Vase, which resembles a condom, filled with boiled eggs, which is probably the inspiration behind the piece.

This Dutchman has shaped product design over the past few years, like no other. He is simultaneously paving the way for a new generation of designers and is developing products and architecture today, which will be admired as fine examples of design throughout the coming decades.

His international breakthrough into the design world was his Knotted Chair and B.L.O. light, which can be switched on and off by blowing.

His ability to translate the conceptual ideas of the Dutch school of design into successful products is simply put, fantastic. He combines crafty skills with visionary energy and his porcelain pieces were ahead of his time.

Marcel Wanders’ "Wanders Wonders" studio and the Moooi label for which he is the Creative Director, are subject to international acclaim. The design of the new Mondrian Hotel in Miami, as well as a creative and business partnership with Philippe Starck and John Hitchcox, who will collaborate in designs for the Marcel Wanders hotels, houses and estates, are just hints of what is to come.

Marcel Wanders designed the Hotel Kameha Grand Bonn’s entire interiors in 2008, due to open in autumn this year.  

Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceiling includes stunning photographs and sketches, and accompanying text along with abundant quotes from the designer himself offers a first-hand account of Wanders’ irresistible universe.

Marcel Wanders - Behind the Ceiling
Editors: R. Klanten, S. Moreno, A. Mollard
Format: 24 x 30 cm, 320 pages, full colour, hardcover
Price: € 49,90 / $ 70,00 / £ 45,00
ISBN: 978-3-89955-234-8

The publishers have also created a VIDEO PODCAST featuring Marcel Wanders himself.

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GESTALTEN VERLAG : MARCEL WANDERS

GESTALTEN VERLAG : MARCEL WANDERS

GESTALTEN VERLAG : MARCEL WANDERS

GESTALTEN VERLAG : MARCEL WANDERS

GESTALTEN VERLAG : MARCEL WANDERS

GESTALTEN VERLAG : MARCEL WANDERS