Listen to Episode 43 of Clever: Marcel Wanders

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-43-marcel-wanders" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">the latest episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to international design star, Marcel Wanders, who grew up in the Netherlands taking things apart and making gifts from the pieces. After a rebellious and experimental adolescence, he discovered design in school and fell in love. Then he got kicked out. 20+ years later, with many global successes (products, furniture, lighting, and magical hospitality interiors) to his name, he is focussed on celebrating small victories, continually learning something new, and warning against the dangers of design fundamentalism. 
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GlasLove: A Charity Auction Featuring Glass Objects

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                                When you think of the characteristics of glass, both strong and fragile probably come to mind. The same can be said for those battling cancer, which is why it was chosen as the material for <a href="http://luminaire.com/" >Luminaire&#8217;s</a> 4th fundraising auction benefitting cancer research. Nasir and Nargis Kassamali, the founders of Luminaire, are hosting <a href="http://luminaire.com/glaslove/index.html" >GlasLove</a>, which has partnered with auction house <a href="https://www.phillips.com/" >Phillips</a> to sponsor an <a href="https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auction/NY050516" >online and live auction</a> to benefit the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester.
The auction is being made possible by some of the world’s top designers and manufacturers, including nendo, Marcel Wanders, Glas Italia, Naoto Fukasawa, Nao Tamura, Lasvit, Arcade, and Venini, who’ve donated one-off, limited edition, or prototype works that are made of glass. The auction runs through October 11th, 2016 and you can see all of the items available here.
Soft Tables by nendo for Glas Italia \\\ Photo by Kenichi Sonehara

Soft Tables by nendo for Glas Italia \\\ Photo by Kenichi Sonehara

Alessi Launches Circus-Themed Collection by Marcel Wanders

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                                We hopped on a plane last week to head to Amsterdam for the launch of the <a href="http://marcelwanders.com/" >Marcel Wanders</a> <a href="http://www.alessi.com/circus/it/" >Circus Collection</a> for <a href="http://www.alessi.com/en" >Alessi</a>. Prior to the event, the attendees had no idea what to expect. Upon arrival, we were ushered into a black room where <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BJx6uOODd7T/" >the colorful collection was unveiled</a>. Needless to say, it did not disappoint.
Alessi-Marcel-Wanders-Circus-2 Wanders brings his sense of wonder and whimsy to the tabletop and household accessories collection, which will no doubt bring feelings of surprise and happiness, just as if you were at the circus. Bold colors merge with stainless steel, glass, and bone china, bringing the objects to life as if they were each wearing a costume. Alessi-Marcel-Wanders-Circus-3 White, black, yellow, red, gold, and silver make up the rhomboid, circular, striped, and geometrical shapes of each pattern throughout the collection, which includes: bowls, trays, jars, an ice bucket, bottle stands, a wine cooler, salad bowls, mugs,
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Marcel Wanders creates circus-themed collection of tableware for Alessi

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        <strong><a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/london-design-festival-2016/">London Design Festival 2016:</a></strong> circus tents, clowns, elephants and strongmen are transformed into kitchenware and tableware in <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/marcel-wanders/">Marcel Wanders</a>' latest collection for Italian design brand <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/alessi/">Alessi</a>, which will launch in the UK during the London Design Festival (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/02/circus-collection-tableware-marcel-wanders-alessi-london-design-festival-2016/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Moooi’s Eclectic 2016 Collection

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                                <a href="https://www.moooi.com/us" >Moooi</a> is a brand that never settles for boring as every piece and collection they release always has multiple surprise moments, just like their 2016 collection. The latest series offer 22 new pieces, including furniture, lighting, and carpet designs from 17 different designers, like Arihiro Miyake, Barbara Broekman, Bertjan Pot, david/nicolas, Edward van Vliet, Klaus Haapaniemi, Kustaa Saksi, Lorenza Bozzoli, Maison Christian Lacroix, Marcel Wanders, Noortje van Eekelen, Paul Cocksedge, Rick Tegelaar, Ross Lovegrove, Tricia Guild, Umut Yamac, and Valerio Sommella. The result is an eclectic mix of both practical and unexpected designs that expand on Moooi&#8217;s brand.
Amami Pouf by Lorenza Bozzoli

Amami Pouf by Lorenza Bozzoli

Charleston Chair by Marcel Wanders

Charleston Chair by Marcel Wanders

Jackson Chair by Marcel Wanders

Jackson Chair by Marcel Wanders

Charles Chair by Marcel Wanders

Charles Chair by Marcel Wanders

Compression Sofa by Paul Cocksedge

Compression Sofa by Paul Cocksedge

Direttore Shelves by Paul Cocksedge

Direttore Shelves by Paul Cocksedge

Elements Tower by Jaime Hayon

Elements Tower by Jaime Hayon

Space-Frame by Marcel Wanders

Space-Frame by Marcel Wanders

T-Lamp by Marcel Wanders

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Coppélia Lamp Small by Arihiro Miyake

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Marcel Wanders creates lamp for Moooi with “super-thin space-frame structure”

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/moooi/"><strong>Extra Moooi:</strong></a> in our next movie for <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/moooi/">Moooi</a>, Dutch designer <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/marcel-wanders/">Marcel Wanders</a> discusses his Space-Frame light, which features dozens of LED lamps supported by a truss-like wire frame (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/08/video-interview-marcel-wanders-space-frame-lamp-moooi-movie/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Moooi creates floor-standing version of “beautiful and iconic” Raimond lamp

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/moooi/"><strong>Extra Moooi:</strong></a> in our next movie for <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/moooi/">Moooi</a>, co-founder <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/marcel-wanders/">Marcel Wanders</a> introduces the new floor-standing version of Raimond Puts' classic lamp featuring hundreds of LEDs sandwiched between stainless steel strips. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/03/video-interview-raimond-puts-floor-lamp-marcel-wanders-moooi-movie/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Mad Collection by Marcel Wanders for Poliform

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                                Expanding his Mad Collection with <a href="http://mad%20coffee%20table/" >Poliform</a>, <a href="http://www.marcelwanders.com/" >Marcel Wanders</a> launched additional pieces, including chaise lounges, armchairs, small chairs, coffee tables, and dining tables, with soft, sculptural shapes and elegant materials. As with all of Wanders&#8217; work, there are unexpected details and elements of personality in each design.
Chaise lounge The Mad Chaise Lounge comes with an asymmetrical silhouette and curvy lines to complete the inviting chair. Mad King The Mad King armchair also features an asymmetrical composition, with an armrest on one side and a practical wooden tray on the other.
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Mad Queen Mad Queen and its curvy body have an inviting seat for relaxation. A low back and continuous lines are paired with diagonal wooden legs.
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Mad Chair The Mad Chair was the first piece in the collection, which began in 2013, and is available with two armrests or just one.
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2015 Year in Review: Where I Work

Our Where I Work column takes us inside not only a designer’s workspace, but in their mind. These renowned creatives give us a look into their world through images and by answering all of our burning questions. Take a look as we go back through the archives of 2015 to see where all the magic happened. 2015 Year in Review: Where I Work Where I Work: Jon Sherman of Flavor Paper
We got to explore the Brooklyn-based studios of the color splattered and incredibly creative world of wallpaper darlings, Flavor Paper. Where-I-Work-Sebastian-Herkner-0 Where I Work: Sebastian Herkner
See where young, influential, German designer Sebastian Herkner makes it all happen as we tour his workspace and talk to him about his process. Where-I-Work-Morten-Bo-Vipp-0-portrait Where I Work: Morten Bo Jensen of Vipp
Vipp’s Chief Designer Morten Bo Jensen gave us a look into their Copenhagen offices where they make it all happen. Where-I-Work-Marcel-Wanders-Gabriele-Chiave-0aaa Where I Work: Gabriele Chiave of Marcel Wanders Studio
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Moooi’s bar stool version of iconic Carbon Chair is “super light and super strong”

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        <strong><a href="http://www.dezeen.com/moooi/">Extra Moooi:</a></strong> in this movie filmed in Amsterdam, <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Moooi/">Moooi</a> co-founder <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/marcel-wanders/">Marcel Wanders</a> discusses the woven carbon-fibre chair he designed with <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/bertjan-pot/">Bertjan Pot</a>, which the Dutch brand relaunched this year as a bar stool.  <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/12/24/video-interview-carbon-chair-bar-stool-bertjan-pot-marcel-wanders-movie/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Marcel Wanders’ Knotted Chair was “a little miracle”

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        <strong><a href="http://www.dezeen.com/mostloved/">Most Loved:</a></strong> in the first movie of our exclusive new video series, <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/marcel-wanders/">Marcel Wanders</a> looks back at his chair made from knotted rope, which helped propel the Dutch designer to international stardom when it was launched in 1996. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/12/14/video-interview-marcel-wanders-knotted-chair-most-loved-movie/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Moooi refreshes Container Table collection by wrapping the base with wooden slats

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/moooi/"><strong>Extra Moooi:</strong></a> in this movie filmed in Amsterdam, <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Moooi/">Moooi</a> co-founder <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/marcel-wanders/">Marcel Wanders</a> explains why the Dutch brand launched a new version of his Container Table featuring a base covered with wooden slats.  <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/05/movie-moooi-container-table-bodhi-wooden-slats-marcel-wanders/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Swiss chocolate influences Marcel Wanders’ Kameha Grand Zurich hotel

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        Chocolate-patterned wall panelling and sofas shaped like Toblerones feature in Dutch designer <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/marcel-wanders/">Marcel Wanders</a>' Swiss-inspired <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/interiors/hotels-interiors/">hotel</a> in Zurich (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/07/swiss-chocolate-influences-marcel-wanders-kameha-grand-zurich-hotel-moooi/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Design purveyor Murray Moss auctions off items from private collection

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        The owner of the former Moss gallery in New York is selling 60 pieces – from <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/lighting/">lighting fixtures</a> to <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/design/homeware/">homeware</a> – by leading designers including the Campana Brothers, Marcel Wanders, Philippe Starck and Studio Job (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/01/design-purveyor-murray-moss-auctions-off-items-private-collection-moss-gallery-new-york-studio-job/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Where I Work: Gabriele Chiave of Marcel Wanders Studio

Where I Work: Gabriele Chiave of Marcel Wanders Studio Gabriele Chiave spent his formative years moving from Dakar (four years), Caracas (five years), Buenos Aires (two years), and Rome (three years), giving him a multicultural perspective before even finishing high school. After receiving his French baccalaureate diploma, he headed to Milan where he spent nine years, during which time he studied Industrial Design at IED. In 2007 he landed in Amsterdam where he landed the covetable gig of being Creative Director at Marcel Wanders Studio overseeing all projects in product and interior design, and art direction for a number of premium design brands. The incredibly busy art aficionado and jazz lover took some time to give us a look into the magical world of the Marcel Wanders Studio, in this month’s Where I Work.
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The One Minute Room - A space that people can rent out that's filled with Marcel Wanders' designs.
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VIP Room - Another room that can be rented out.
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