Marcel Wanders believes in the importance of materials—what they can do, how they are produced, and how they are processed. This enables him to synthesize craftsmanship with technology, creating delicate and light objects as though technology were second nature for humans. Born in the Netherlands, Wanders collaborates with Authentics, Flos, Magis, Mandarina Duck, and Salviati.

"I want to make work come alive by participation. There is a sense of love in a product - a kind of energy... (I think I’m responsible for creating an energy). I try with my designs to make a connection to real life and to contribute to the lives of people. ‘Real’ products should not be done by half measures."

Marcel Wanders