Marcel Wanders, renowned for designing the Cubi sofa, prioritises bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age;’ in which designer, craftsperson, and user are reunited. In his process, he defies design dogma, preferring instead to focus on holistic solutions rather than the technocratic.
Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel Wanders has made it his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.” His dedication to this mission is embodied in his design of the sustainable, future-proof Cubi sofa, a direct effort in beating fast furniture.
This initiative showcases his commitment to crafting long-lasting, meaningful designs that challenge the disposability and transient nature of modern furniture trends.
An emerging young star on the design scene, Antrei Hartikainen, who designed the Disco table, has already seized multiple design awards and critical acclaim for his mastery of wood. Treating wood as a living and evolving material, Antrei creates refined and expressive design objects that bring excitement into everyday life.
His commitment to natural materials and innovative design has captivated us at BASTA, particularly because of his unique approach to merging traditional craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics. Antrei's work embodies the essence of sustainability and creativity, showcasing his ability to transform wood into art that is both functional and breathtakingly beautiful.