Marcel Wanders was born in 1963 in Boxtel, Netherlands. He graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. Known for mixing innovative materials and techniques with references to well-known historical styles and archetypes, Marcel became a recognized force in the industry with his creation of the Knotted Chair in 1996. Marcel Wanders Career Throughout his career, Marcel has worked with renowned manufacturers including B&B Italia, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi, Cappellini, Droog Design, and more. In 2000, he founded Moooi in 2000. He is a frequent designer for the firm and serves as creative director.