Marcel Wanders for Roche Bobois.

Marcel Wanders

The prolific designer infuses myriad brands with warmth, humor, and an uplifting quality

How one designer could conjure up 2,000 unique, highly sought-after pieces is truly mind-boggling, yet Marcel Wanders’s output easily reaches that benchmark. His Amsterdam firm, which touts Alessi and Christofle among its list of collaborators, infuses myriad brands with warmth, humor, and an uplifting quality.

There are his instant classics, such as the Flos Skygarden pendant light and his playful take on Louis XIV chandeliers for Baccarat, as well as highly covetable creations, like the Louis Vuitton Petits Nomades leather-trimmed mirror and the floral Eden Queen rug from his own brand, Moooi.

Marcel Wanders for Roche Bobois. Photo: Didier Delmas

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Recently, he launched the Globe Trotter collection with Roche Bobois, which includes tables with legs cheekily dressed in stocking-like fabric. Next up: a new lighting collection with Lladró, inspired by delicate flower petals, called Night Bloom. When every product he imagines is so perfectly memorable, enough is never enough.

Lifestyle image of Wanders’ Skygarden light. Photo: Germano Borrelli

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2019 Spring Issue under the headline Creative Minds. Subscribe to the magazine.

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