International design icon Marcel Wanders is known for his wildly inventive and whimsical products for many of the world’s leading furniture brands. His newest designs for the Mad Collection with Italian brand Poliform include sculptural pieces clad in soft, elegant materials.
What began as a single item, the Mad Chair, launched in 2013, has evolved into a varied assortment of luxurious products including the Mad King, Mad Queen, and Mad Joker chairs, as well as a dining table with matching dining chairs, a coffee table, and a Mad Chaise Lounge with an asymmetrical silhouette.
The collection was presented in May at Clerkenwell Design Week in London, and encompasses statement pieces that propose a balance between modernity, style and irony typical of the Dutch designer. Said Wanders in a statement, “Working with Poliform is an exceptional experience, because we have the same desire to create products that are beautiful and that serve humanity well.”
Text by Julia Ardila Zurek