|Image courtesy of Marcel Wanders Studio|
There’s very little in design that is bigger than Marcel Wanders. If his Knotted Chair and Crochet Series are his most iconic, then his most notorious must be his Airborne Snotty Vases, and his most anticipated, the new Mondrian South Beach hotel. The hotel is said to be an extension of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale – when we open our eyes after 100 years, everything will look fabulous!
“Throughout the 20th century, architects and designers strived to produce products that could be made by machines and that would help create welfare, equality and a political foundation for democracy. They created works that celebrated the poor possibilities of the available machinery. In this period bending metal tubes and cutting wood with a machine were considered small miracles,” he wrote in the foreword to 21st Century Design.
See, Wanders believes that machines should heed to humans and that we should all live like princes and princesses – and that’s not a conceited statement. We have the technology, we have the imagination, so what’s stopping us?
Liberate your fabulousness with Marcel Wanders at Design Indaba Conference 2009, from February 25 to 27.
Book before 12 December 2008 to make use of the Early Bird and Alumni discounts.