Marcel Wanders (1963) grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, graduating from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988, cum laude. He is currently an independent industrial product designer operating out of Amsterdam where he runs his own studio, Marcel Wanders studio.
Marcel won the Rotterdam Design Prize (public prize) for the Knotted Chair, and received several other awards including the George Nelson Award (Interiors magazine), Alterpoint Design Award 2000 and was nominated for "designer of the year" in WIRED magazine's 2001 Wired Rave awards. This year he was nominated for "designer of the year" in Elle Deco International Design Awards 2002.
Designs of Marcel Wanders have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world, like the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Central Museum in Utrecht, Museum of Decorative Arts Copenhagen, and various Droog Design exhibitions.