Marcel Wanders graduated cumlaude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988 and in 1995 opened his own studio based in Amsterdam. Marcel Wanders first drew international recognition for his Knotted Chair produced by Droog Design in 1996. In 2001 he co-founded the successful design label Moooi, of which he is the art director.
Marcel Wanders is now ubiquitous, designing for global brands and high end furniture companies such as B&B Italia,Cappellini, Christofle, Bisazza, Poliform, KLM -Royal Dutch Airlines, Flos, Magis, Target, Baccarat and more recently Alessi and Marks & Spencers.
In April 2003, the Washington Post proclaimed: 'Marcel Wanders, the design world's favorite star'. The Observer mentioned that: "Marcel Wanders' studio is one of the most inspiring powerhouses of multi disciplinary design active today" on September 2005. The Financial Times has declared for its part that "Marcel Wanders and the Moooi company he co-owns have made contemporary Dutch design synonymous with exuberant creativity."
Many of Marcel Wanders' designs have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world.