With Mondrian South Beach, Morgans Hotel Group has made a pioneering move away from the bustle of Miami Beach’s oceanfront tourist center to the fashionable, growing neighborhood of Biscayne Bay. Marcel Wanders, a world-famous design star and an original member of the influential Droog collective in the Netherlands, has conceived of the hotel as Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Guests will step into a magical world, entering a leisurely oasis of gardens that leads to the spectacular interior. The gardens, designed as indoor/outdoor living spaces, feature comfortable seating areas, an outdoor “sand” bar, a hanging chandelier above the glamorous pool, and cabanas. Check out his website for other wonderful design inspirations.
Marcel Wanders grew up in the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988.
His fame started with his iconic Knotted Chair, which he produced for Droog Design in 1996. He is now ubiquitous, designing for the biggest contemporary design manufacturers like B&B 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.
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.
Various designs of Marcel Wanders have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world, like the MOMA New York and San Francisco, the V&A 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.