marcel wanders for xO
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may 09, 2010
marcel wanders for xO


this year marks the first time collaboration between dutch designer marcel wanders
and french furniture manufacturing company xO. wanders designed ‘eden’ and ‘babel’
for the company, two collections which express biblical names.

‘babel’ chair
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the ‘babel’ chair mixes up conventional ideas of furniture design. the wooden seat finds
its place at the centre of a plastic structure. its transparent base has a turned wood appearance
evident in the chair’s legs, and the back provides a an almost non-existent lightness to the piece.


‘babel’ chair


components of the ‘babel’ chair ready for assembly


‘babel’ chairs and ‘eden’ table


‘eden’ collection

the ‘eden’ collection uses ceramics to create a decor that refers to ‘alice and wonderland’.
the monumental vases, tables and stools are shaped similarly to the pawn pieces of a chess game.


‘eden’ stools
image © designboom


installation view of marcel wander’s ‘babel’ chair and ‘eden’ collection
image © designboom

marcel wander’s ‘babel’ chair and ‘eden’ collection were on show at the milan fairgrounds
during design week 2010.

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