Marcel Wanders grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. Currently, he is an independent industrial product designer operating from Amsterdam where he runs his own studio designing products and interiors for the best international labels, including Moooi (of which he is art director), Cappellini, Bisazza, Mandarina Duck, B&B Italia, Vitra, Kartell, Moroso, Cassina, Droog Design, Flos and Boffi. He also works on architectural projects as well as interior design. Wanders collaborates in other design-related projects such as the Vitra Summer Workshop where he has served as a project leader and he is among the first and most important designers of Droog design. Wanders has been a juror for various prizes such as 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.