Competition: five copies of Marcel Wanders - Behind the Ceiling to be won

Dezeen and publishers Gestalten have got together to offer readers the chance to win five copies of new monograph Marcel Wanders - Behind the Ceiling, launched this week.


The hardback book presents Wanders' work over the last ten years.


It includes projects for brands including Tichelaar Makkum, Royal Delft, B&B Italia, Poliform, Moroso, Cappellini and Droog, as well as his personal art editions and designs for Moooi, of which he is also art director and co-owner.


Theatrical performances, installations and unpublished projects are also presented.


This competition has now closed.


The five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published at the bottom of this page and in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter.


Here's some more information about the book from Gestalten:


Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is undeniably one of the most prolific and celebrated international designers today. Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceiling is the highly anticipated first monograph on the star designer. It charts his provocative body of work and stellar career.


Wanders has garnered fame through his ingenious talent, turning conceptual visions into stunning products and dazzling environments by fusing cutting-edge technology, artistry and a love of the bizarre. Wanders’ designs are characteristically buoyant and imbued with his signature irony and quirky dry wit that evoke imagination; nevertheless, his furniture, lighting, interior designs, tableware, decorative porcelain and ceramic vases are unpretentiously urbane.


Lavishly printed, this book showcases Marcel Wanders’ work over the past decade. It features tableware for the renowned Dutch porcelain manufacturers Tichelaar Makkum and Royal Delft, as well as his personal art editions such as his acclaimed oversized ceramic bells, crochet seating and sculptures launched by his own studio. In addition, it presents textiles and furniture he has designed for an extensive client list including brands such as B&B Italia, Poliform, Moroso, Cappellini, Droog as well as Moooi, of which he is also Art Director and co-owner. An entertainer at heart, his theatrical performances and installations are also included, which prove his exceptional skill at amplifying experience with mesmerising environments.


The book also introduces designs for interiors and architecture such as the extraordinary “all over city” hospitality-concept Lute Suites he established in Amsterdam as well as unpublished projects, including the new Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami and the Villa Moda flagship store in Bahrain, scheduled to open its doors in 2009.


Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceiling includes stunning photographs and sketches, and accompanying text along with abundant quotes from the designer himself offers a first-hand account of Wanders’ irresistible universe.


Book Information
Title: Marcel Wanders
Subtitle: Behind the Ceiling
By: Marcel Wanders
Editors: R. Klanten, S. Moreno, A. Mollard
Language: English
Format: 24 x 30 cm, 320 pages, full colour, hardcover
Price: € 49,90 / $ 70,00 / £ 45,00
ISBN: 978-3-89955-234-8


Congratulations to the winners! Mojca Vehar in Slovenia, Sebastian Jansson in Italy, Rebecca Littman in the USA and Francis Young and Hugh O’Neill in the UK all won copies of Marcel Wanders – Beyond the Ceiling, published by Gestalten.


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