This French-Dutch Collab Just Made Our Hearts Skip a Beat


Courtesy of Roche Bobois

Minimalists, avert your eyes. Despite the prominence of the subtle, muted design style, the latter half of 2018 has made a clear call for bolder colors, patterns, and textures, paving the way for a maximalism revival.

No one believes this more fervently than Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. His works have been exhibited in museums from New York and San Francisco to London and Amsterdam, and he's fresh off the launch of his latest collection dubbed Globe Trotter. Wanders designed the rule-breaking line for Roche Bobois, a French furniture company known for its high-street designs.

Inspired by the transformative spirit of adventure, Wanders set out to create a collection that evokes the feeling of bringing back treasures and found objects from far-off lands, and it's anything but minimalistic. "It gets exciting. It gets eclectic—like life is," the designer tells MyDomaine. "It's a collection of happy memories," he continues.

We sat down with Wanders to learn more about Dutch design, what influences his work, and how to embrace bold styles at home. Keep reading to hear a few Dutch design tips we gleaned from the creative and take a look at the whimsical, wanderlust-inducing collection.