Marcel Wanders was born in 1963 and grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. In 1996 Marcel launched the now iconic Knotted Chair with Droog Design that also served to launch his career. He is now ubiquitous, designing for the biggest European contemporary design manufacturers like B&B Italia, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi, Cappellini, Droog Design and Moooi of which he is also art director and co- owner. Founded in 2000, Moooi has grown into an internationally renowned design label. Additionally, Marcel Wanders works on architectural and interior design projects and recently turned his attention to consumer home appliances. Marcel was the editor of the International Design Yearbook 2005. In the same year, together with Chef Peter Lute, he established the extraordinary LUTE SUITES hospitality-concept, the first “all over city suites” hotel in the world. Various designs of Marcel Wanders have been selected for design collections and exhibitions around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.