Timeline

1963
Born and raised in Boxtel, The Netherlands
1986
1st prize in the design contest, 'Olympic Design 1992', USA
1986
1st prize in the design contest, 'Café Modern’ (Nescafé), The Netherlands
1988
Graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem, The Netherlands
1989
1st prize design contest 'Verzamelband', iON Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1990
3th prize design contest 'Staande indoor lamp', Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998
Winner of the 'Woonbeurspin', The Netherlands
2000
Founded Moooi, an internationally renowned design label. Wanders serves as art director and co-owner.
2000
George Nelson Award, Interiors Magazine
2000
Alterpoint Design Award 2000, Milan, Italy
2002
Man of the Year, MAN (Dutch magazine)
2003
Selected amongst Europe’s 25 Leaders of Change by Business Week, USA
2003
Winner of Elle Decoration International Design Award 2003 for ‘Patchwork Plates’, ceramic tableware series
2003
Winner of Vredeman de Vries Vormgevingsprijs 2003 for ‘Patchwork Plates’, ceramic tableware series
2003
FX award for Moooi Collection; ‘best furniture or lighting for residential interiors’
2004
Winner of the Löberschütz design competition in Munich (DE) with design and brand of a new water bottle
2005
Editor of the International Design Yearbook
2005
Together with Chef Peter Lute, established LUTE SUITES, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005
Winner of the Elle Decoration International Design Awards for ‘Carbon chair’, design by Bertjan Pot and Marcel Wanders for Moooi
2006
Winner of the Elle Decoration International Design Awards ‘Designer of the Year’
2006
Awarded ‘Designer of the Year 2006’ by Italian magazine Gioia Casa
2006
Awarded ‘Best interior professional’ for Moooi, Dutch Woonawards 2006
2007
Visionary! Award for artists of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

Exhibitions

2007
Salone del Mobile. Milan, Italy
2006
Salone del Mobile. Milan, Italy
2006
Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Salone del Mobile. Milan, Ialy
2005
Hong Kong Electronics Fair. Hong Kong
2005
Fabienne Sivera, Paris, France
2005
Touch Me: Design and Sensation. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
2005
Nest. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2005
Simply Droog. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands Museum at FIT, New York, NY
2004
Passagen, Cologne, Germany
2004
Stockholm Furniture fair. Stockholm, Sweden
2004
Reality Machines. Parochial Kirche, Berlin, Germany
2004
Interior Design Show. Toronto, Canada
2004
Salone del Mobile. Milan, Italy
2004
Design Lab Nike. Portland, OR
2004
ICFF presentation at Moss. New York, NY
2004
100% Rotterdam. Rotterdam Netherlands
2004
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004
Bulthaup Center, Design Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2004
100% design, London, England
2004
Creativity Observatory, Genova 2004. curated by Alessandro and
2004
Francesco Mendini, Genoa, Italy
2004
Woonrai, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004
via Milano ‘04. Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004
Designers Present. one-minute-sculptures
2004
Cibone. Tokyo, Japan; Eindhoven, Netherlands
2004
The foreign affairs of Dutch Design. BNO travelling exhibition featuring, Pipe, Airborne Snotty Vase, Mandarina Duck, Netherlands
2003
Kunst Woont in 24 uur. VIP chair and Knotted chair, Groningen, Netherlands
2003
Can of Gold. Noel Hennessy Furniture, London, England
2003
Stoelendans. public vote contest for a new classic chair, nominated VIP chair and Knotted chair, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2003
het onstaan der Dingen Woonbeurs Amsterdam RAI, Via Milano,
2003
highlights of Salone del Mobile, Amsterdam; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2003
Salone del Mobile. Presentation of light installation Pirouette for Swarovski Crystal Palace, Milan, Italy
2003
Salone del Mobile (a.o. Cappellini, Moooi, Magis, Flos, Droog Design, Goods), Milan, Italy
2003
Reality Machines. Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Rotterdam,Netherlands