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Interior & Architecture books

Behind the Ceiling, Marcel Wanders

Behind the Ceiling is a stunning tribute to one of today's most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers.

PUBLISHER: Gestalten

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Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is undeniably one of today's most prolific and celebrated international designers. Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceiling is the long-awaited first monograph on the star designer. It charts his provocative oeuvre and glittering career.

Wanders has become famous for his ingenious talent, transforming conceptual visions into stunning products and dizzying environments by combining advanced technology, artistry and a love of the bizarre. Wanders' designs are characteristically vibrant and infused with his signature irony and quirky dry wit that capture the imagination; nevertheless, his furniture, lighting, interior designs, tableware, decorative porcelain and ceramic vases are unpretentiously urbane.

This lavishly printed book showcases Marcel Wanders' work of the past decade. It includes tableware for the renowned Dutch porcelain manufacturers Tichelaar Makkum and Royal Delft, as well as his personal art publications such as his acclaimed oversized ceramic clocks, crocheted chairs and sculptures launched by his own studio. Also presented are textiles and furniture he has designed for an extensive client list, including brands such as B&B Italia, Poliform, Moroso, Cappellini, Droog and Moooi, of which he is also Art Director and co-owner. An entertainer at heart, his theatrical performances and installations are also included, proving his exceptional ability to enhance experiences with enchanting environments.

The book also introduces designs for interiors and architecture, such as the extraordinary "all over city" hospitality concept Lute Suites that he created in Amsterdam, as well as unpublished projects, including the new Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami and the Villa Moda flagship store in Bahrain, which will open its doors in 2009.

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

Specifications
Author: Marcel Wanders
Size: 251 x 319 x 33 mm
Size: 20 pages
Weight: 1155 grams
Language: English
Material: Hardcover


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Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders (Boxtel, 1963) is considered one of today's leading designers. He is internationally known for his furniture, interiors and idiosyncratic art direction. Marcel Wanders graduated from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (now ArtEZ) in Arnhem in 1988. In 1996, he made his international breakthrough with the Knotted Chair, a wonder...

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