Design +. Marcel Wanders – Designer of a New Age
Jörg Thadeusz in conversation with Marcel Wanders
Marcel Wanders is considered the “enfant terrible” of the design world. His ideas for furniture and interior design items are surprising, offbeat and exciting. The multi-award-winning Dutch Designer came to international fame in 1996 with his “Knotted Chair” for Droog Design. Many of his pieces have become true design icons. Wanders’ chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age’, in which designer, craftsperson and user are reunited. In his process, Wanders defies design dogma, preferring instead to focus on holistic solutions rather than the technocratic. In his universe the coldness of industrialism is replaced by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment.
Jörg Thadeusz, 47 years old. Radio and TV journalist. Host of the one-on-one-interview-program ‚Thadeusz’ on rbb (Public TV, Berlin and Berlin Metropolitan area). Presenter of various events for customers like BDI, Audi, or Deutscher Bundestag. Last year (2015) Thadeusz hosted the official celebrations of German unification day in front of the Reichstag building. Three novels, published by Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Cologne.
Location: Pinakothek der Moderne
Recording (short version): Wednesday, February 24, 2016