r: B.L.O., 2001
lamp which can be switched on and off by blowing.
produced and distributed by flos, italy
was born in boxtel, just south of amsterdam, netherlands in 1963.
after graduating from the hogeschool voor de kunsten ,
in arnhem , in 1988 he started to work for landmark design & consults.
he was among the generation of designers and artists that during
the 1990s formed the droog collective of dutch conceptual designers.
in 1992 founded the ‘WAAC's’, in 1995 ‘wanders wonders’.
wanders is an independent industrial product design ,
operating out of amsterdam in his ‘marcel wanders studio’.
he designs for companies like : british airways, boffi, cappellini,
droog design, flos, mandarina duck, cassina, magis, and moooi
(where he also is art-director).
marcel wanders won various national and international awards,
attending numerous collections and exhibitions.
his products are presented at MoMA in new york,
at museum of modern art in san francisco, at stedelijk museum in
amsterdam and at vitra design museum.
the interview with marcel wanders
took place on december 16, 2004.
db: what is your approach to the question of ecology and
I have found lots of ways to deal with it, but I'm not the kind
of guy to work on lil' inventions to save the world.
I work with durability in design.
products worth bonding with for a lifetime.
it is important to make ‘aged’ products, objects that feature
conventional elements with modern, lasting materials...
which will last time as well as concept.
in the face of a throwaway culture that consumes meaningless
products, I want my creations to have more quality
... and more qualities.
I’m a sort of amateur, amateurs aren’t so sure about things so
they investigate and sometimes find an interesting solution,
bringing new ideas to it that experts might overlook.
I have an overall respect for ourselves and the world
- and I think this is the basis of ‘good design’.
read the article here!