Last Chance to “Daydream” at Phila. Museum

Don’t miss out on attending one of the final four days the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition Marcel Wanders: Daydreams.

The exhibition, which opened Nov. 22, 2009, will end its run on Sunday, June 13.

Featuring a retrospective look at influential designer Wanders’ past twenty years rocking the art world, Marcel Wanders: Daydreams explores his artistic growth with hand-picked pieces from his collection.

Dutch-born Wanders, who graduated with honors from the School of Arts Arnhem in 1988, has made a name for himself through furniture, architectural, interior, and appliance design.

Wanders first received recognition through Knotted Chair design in 1996, which the Philadelphia Museum of Art received as a gift via an exchange through Mrs. Adolph Rosengarten in 2001.

Aside from extensive work with European design firms such as Poliform, Cappellini, and in particular Moooi --as an art director and co-founder -- Wanders has also established his reputation in America.

Wanders designed a low-priced holiday home collection for Target in Oct. 2009.

Additionally, the Hotel on Rivington in New York City hired Wanders as the interior designer for its luxurious restaurant Thor.

The museum exhibition features items selected by Wanders to tell the story of his development as a designer. 

The installation includes never-before-seen films about Wanders’ design methods as well as recordings that accompany the pieces. The recordings consist of Wanders discussing his work.

Special lighting to enhance the “dreamlike” quality of the pieces sets the tone for the exhibition. 

Marcel Wanders: Daydreams is located at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Collab Gallery on the first floor of the Perelman Building.

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