Marcel Wanders

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Marcel Wanders took the stage as keynote speaker at Dwell on Design 2015

On Friday May 20th to an audience of 300 stellar design professionals and lovers, Marcel Wanders delivered a 30-minute speech spanning over three decades of his prolific design career. In light of this journey, a lively conversation with Dwell-Founder Lara Dean ensued. 

A champion of holistic experimentation, Marcel Wanders’ product and interior design, and art direction is based on a fundamental respect for the past and the local. Playfully marrying industrial processes with traditional handcrafting techniques, he strives for a sense of durability.

Marcel Wanders took the stage at Dwell on Design 2015 to express his chief concern with bringing the human touch back to design. As an advocate for a romantic, humanistic design on the bridge of innovation, technology and business, Marcel Wanders said: “Industry has done great things, but it also has taken away the uniqueness of the object. A design is only interesting if it reaches out to our brains and hearts. Only then, the value of what we do as designers exists.”

 

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