MARCEL WANDERS:
DAYDREAMS

November 22, 2009 - June 13, 2010

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

The visionary and revolutionary Dutch designer Marcel Wanders (born 1963) is creating for the Museum a dreamlike, multimedia installation of objects personally selected by the artist to represent pivotal points in his extraordinary career. Using shifting video images, lighting, and sound to illuminate the development of his boldly inventive body of work, Wanders provides the visitor with a unique visual and sensory experience dramatizing the evolution of his designs over the past twenty years.

New films—detailing Wanders’s design process and philosophy in projects ranging from manufactured products, hotel interiors, and design art—make their public premiere in this retrospective installation. The soundscape that accompanies the films provides Wanders’s personal views on design.

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