Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer and art director in the Marcel Wanders studio in Amsterdam. He designs architectural, interior, and industrial projects.

In this unique project, the designer references dutch culture and history through the VIP center of Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

Marcel wanders airport project

The airport lounge incorporates a library, drinking bar, and smoking room designed by Marcel Wanders and his studio.

Marcel Wanders airport project
Replicas of Dutch paintings are displayed around the VIP area| Dezeen

When the travelers enter the Vip area, they find the relaxing lounge area designed to look like the national Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Marcel Wanders

On the walls are replicas of paintings painted by different dutch artists. It is set against a backlit wall, installed a decade ago.

Across the room, there are coffee-colored sofas selected like the rest of the furniture by Lensvelt.

Here, the trompe l`oeil effect on the walls creates the impression that the designer finished the room with traditional boiserie; half-varnished in a rich yellow ochre color.


Guests can also go to the VIP center´s Delft Blue Salon, which comes after Dutch pottery style, typically blue and white designs.

To live up to his name, the designer patterned the rooms with blue wallpaper panel and dotted with Delf blue vases.

Another lounge area showcases digital portraits of famous Dutch cultural figures- both real and fictional. Including Van Gogh, violinist Andre Rieu and cartoon bunny Miffy.

Marcel Wanders project

Moving Forward, elsewhere in the VIP center, Marcel Wanders designed a smoking area that references the Amsterdam canal houses. With accessories like a streetlamp-style light and fake stained-glass windows.

Other facilities are the library, drinks bar, games room, and quiet sleeping room.

Credits: Dezeen