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Mantova

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DESIGN INSPIRATION

 

2011 MARCEL WOLTERINCK

 

Mantova—the city that Romeo was banished from, in Shakespeare’s
‘Romeo and Juliet’. How homesick he must subsequently have felt,
because Mantova ranks high among the most beautiful Renaissance cities
of the world. Today, the town lends its name to this slender design by
Marcel Wolterinck—a series of clean-lined and utterly useful accent tables,
adorned with intricate sucupira wood.

Marcel Wolterinck

When Marcel Wolterinck opened his flower shop in Laren, the Netherlands, in 1986, little did he know he would soon be one of the prominent representatives of modern Dutch design. His floral creations with their immediately recognizable ‘Wolterinck signature’, evolved into interior design projects around the world. It will come as no surprise that Marcel loves using wood and other natural materials, celebrating their unique variations in texture and colour. His designs are sophisticated yet utterly liveable, with a strong emphasis on a sense of warmth and comfort. Marcel loves the interplay between indoor and outdoor spaces: ‘I enjoy design in which the outside and inside grow together and towards each other, overlapping and connecting.’