|Marcel Wanders Nose|
Material: silver gilt
Dimensions: 4.5 cm
Prototype development: Jan Matthesius
MARCEL WANDERS - NOSE
Marcel Wanders shows great respect for traditional craft values in his design work, while being equally at home with new technology. He also designs jewellery with a conceptual and humorous character. His latest piece - disguised as a comedy nose - can be worn as a stylish necklace. 'It is a spherical interpretation of world karma. We decide whether it reflects the inside world or the outside world, depending on where we look.'
Marcel Wanders was born in Boxtel in 1963 and works as a designer in Amsterdam.
He studied at Eindhoven's Academie voor Industriële Vormgeving, the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht, the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Hasselt and the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem.
Prizes: nominated for the Rotterdam Design Prize in 1993 and 1997; Kho Liang Ie Incentive Prize, Amsterdam, 1996; honourable mention at the Compasso d'Oro in 1998.
Marcel Wanders has designed furniture, products and lighting for clients including Cappellini, Boffi & Magis, Flos, Rosenthal, Droog Design, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Swatch, Mandarine Duck and Cacharel.
He designed a promotional gift for the EU's Amsterdam Summit in 1997, won the competition to design medals for the Gay Games in Amsterdam in 1998 and designed the VIP Lounge in the Holland Pavilion at Expo 2000 in Hanover.
Marcel Wanders' designs feature in the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Centraal Museum Utrecht. His best-known designs include 'Knotted Chair' (1996) for Droog Design, 'Sponge Vase' (1997) for Rosenthal/Droog Design and 'Shadows' (1998).
Solo-exhibition: 1999 Wanders Wonders - Design for a New Age, Museum Het Kruithuis, 's-Hertogenbosch.
Publication: Renny Ramakers, Andrea Branzi, Aaron Betsky, Paola Antonelli and Bart Lootsma, Wanders Wonders - Design for a New Age, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1999.
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