Magic and the Creation of Illusion. The Design Work of Marcel Wanders
(Frederike Huygen) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2016, № 24, PP. 210-217
The work of Dutch celebrity designer Marcel Wanders (born 1963) raises many questions. Is he a superb stylist or is his styling superficial? Is he an artistic designer or a commercial entrepreneur? His exuberance sets us thinking about taste, kitsch and quality. What does celebrity really mean in design? The designer as omnipotent God, a super-brand in which personality and product are seamlessly united? Or is Wanders about entertainment and experience, a melting pot of high and low culture?