MARCEL WANDERS first became famous as an artist with his iconic Knotted Chair, designed for Droog Design in 1996. In the years that followed, he worked with some of the most important contemporary design producers in Europe, including (among many others), Alessi, Flos, KLM, Swarovski, Puma, Droog Design and Moooi, of which he is art director and co-owner. Among the most significant architecture and interior design projects are the Kameha Grand Hotel in Zurich and Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami, the Quasar Istanbul Residences and the Villa Moda flagship store in Bahrain. In 2012 his most daring interior design project to date was launched - the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel (in the city’s former public library), which was hailed as a sort of “Alice in Amsterdam”. Considering all the above it comes as no surprise that the New York Times has nicknamed him the “Lady Gaga of Design” or that the Business Week has included him in the 25 leaders of change in Europe. Many of Wanders’s works have become part of the most important design collections in the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, where, in January 2014, he opened his first great retrospective exhibition “Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up at the Stedelijk”.