Marcel Wanders grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. Marcel Wanders' fame started with his iconic Knotted Chair, which he produced for Droog Design in 1996. He is now ubiquitous, designing for the biggest European contemporary design manufacturers like BandB 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. He also designed the interior of Blits, a new restaurant in Rotterdam and the interior of the restaurant 'Thor' at the Hotel on Rivington in New York including bar, lounge and private club. Marcel is the first and among the most important designers of Droog design. He was a juror for various prizes like the Rotterdam Design Prize (for which his own products were nominated several times) and the Kho Liang Ie prize. He lectured at SFMoMA, Limn, the Design Academy, Nike, IDFA, FutureDesignDays and has taught at various design academies in the Netherlands and abroad. Various 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 VandA Museum in London, 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. Coverage on Marcel has been published in all leading design magazines and newspapers such as Domus, Interni, Blueprint, Design Report, Frame, I.D. magazine, Abitare, Wallpaper, Nylon, Elle decoration, Icon, Esquire, the International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Business Week. The table set Dressed was designed by Marcel Wanders. Traditionally, the rules would require that decoration be applied in the most important and most visible areas of the object. Wanders, on the other hand, applies it to secluded areas, a little out of sight, sometimes even in areas that aren't normally visible at all, so much so that we could call it a sort of introverted decoration. In this way, even though he uses a language of signs that is very rich and complex, a bit flowery, a little baroque, Wanders manages to maintain a certain level of overall elegance and lightness.
|Product Type: Accent stool||Style: Modern|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
Questions & Answers
Kartell Stone Stool
Cute as a button!
Louise from Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC– Verified Buyer
I purchased this stool to put in my bathroom. It is lovely and it goes with the crystal lights. Everyone comments on it.
Versatile and pleasing
Rachel P from Regina, SK– Verified Buyer
I bought the Stone Stool to use at my vanity and to occasionally double as a side table. It meets both those needs and looks great while doing it. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is very light weight, so it's easy to move around. No complaints!
Bradley from Missouri– Verified Buyer
I received this stone stool pretty quick. Its working out great for us and we love it, so far so good!
Looks like a piece of art
Marcia from Indianapolis, IN– Verified Buyer
This is well worth the price. It truly idles look like a piece of artwork while still being extremely functional. It is sturdy, easy to move, a nd makes a great little side table. I'm sure I'll order at least one more.
Beatrice Williams from West Vancouver, BC– Verified Buyer
I bought the stool to use in the shower, but I am
Jeanne Lee from Bellevue, WA
Have two in blue. Just wonderful. I stack them in front of a window and they are an art piece. Prismatic light effect is lovely. Functional art. Love that. My space is modern/eclectic with a small touch of industrial chic.
A star in our bathroom!
LAURIE from DANA POINT, CA– Verified Buyer
We all love it, especially in the Crystal Clear version, because when the sun hits it, it becomes a light prism in the bathroom!
Gold Coast from Chicago, IL– Verified Buyer
We put the clear stool in the master bathroom. It is a perfect little piece... Looks stunning, easy to clean, and lightweight enough to move around.
I love this but too expensive.
Jan from Dallas, tx– Verified Buyer
I use these stools at Equinox Fitness center and bought it because it was perfect for our daughter's shower. I would not have purchased it at its cost except I had asked for info at the club and had not found an alternative so I went for it.
Attractive and functional
Shopper from Greenville, So. Carolina– Verified Buyer
I use the product as a small table next to a chair for drinks. Size is very good: height and diameter. Also, the light weight - I move it from room to room and will also use on the outdoor deck. The look is attractive.
A creative team of world famous designers including Ferruccio Laviani, Alberto Meda and Philippe Stark, together with Kartell, have developed a special intuition through dialogue and the continual exchange of design ideas. This has served to establish a perfect equilibrium between the designers' project experience, their ability to and the demands of the company.
In its 55 years of existence, Kartell has won prestigious international awards including 9 Gold Compass awards. Today Kartell exports 75 percent of its products to 85 countries worldwide. Lasting success and a daring challenge on the market combine with the continual desire to innovate and reinvent.