Author(s): Marcel Wanders
The first large-format monograph on the interiors and building projects of Marcel Wanders, one of the most original designers working today. Marcel Wanders's distinctive output combines a flair for the theatrical with a unique understanding of space that has vaulted him into the top ranks of contemporary design. His interiors projects range from iconic hotels like the Mondrian South Beach in Miami, to fairy-tale private residences in Amsterdam, Mallorca, and Jakarta. Developed integrally with his product design, his spaces incorporate a romantic, monumental sensibility that has redefined interior design. Starting with his work for the Morgans boutique hotel chain (The Rivington in New York) and the London flagship for Mandarina Duck, Wanders's work has spread to four continents. He also has recently partnered with Philippe Starck's and John Hitchcox's design-focused property development brand, yoo. The interiors developed by his Marcel Wanders Studio are drawn from a graphic tradition that combines the everyday with the ornamental, and these inspirational sources will be harnessed to create an unprecedented interior design volume.
"They're eye candy that engages the brain, raising provocative questions about what interiors should and could look like. Wanders communicates best through visuals, and the book includes renderings and Wanders' musings on proposed projects, including an apartment building in Guadalajara that looks like a floating cloud." "Los Angeles Times"