• Marcel Wanders Shitake Stool
  • Marcel Wanders Shitake Stool
As an additional exploration of the decoration theme, Moroso works once again with Marcel Wanders. Not an upholstery design this year but instead a stool in which Wanders goes further in his research into decoration, graphics and the communication value of the object. With Moroso, Marcel Wanders experiments the potential of technology, this time rotational moulding, for processing plastics and discovering their new performances.

Shitake is a mushroom that grows on tree trunks and whose name in Dutch means "bench for elves". Shitake for Wanders is a stool with an irregular and quirky shape, reminiscent of the shape of a mushroom. It is a fun, in-your-face item embellished by the surface, decorated as if covered by raised embroidery. The interior is hollow and closed with a removable plug, so that the stool can be filled with water, sand or another substance. Ideal for outside areas, it is a new, fun and up-front object.

Wanders describes Shitake as follows: "And Snow White was in the middle of them, lying in a beautiful crystal coffin, as white as snow and without her usual rosy cheeks. They sat around the coffin, on little stools covered in lace, which Snow White had embroidered and given to them for their one hundredth birthday. All seven of them were crying and big tears rolled down their beards onto the floor. It was time to say goodbye - their lives without her would never be the same again".  

Marcel Wanders