Quirky Dutch designer Marcel Wander's most recent creative project is the design of Andas Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel, a sophisticated space located in the very centre of Amsterdam, between two major canals - the Prinsengracht and the Keizersgracht. Wanders wished for his design to fuse elements of the city's heritage, alongside imagery from historic books. One of the hotel's standout features resides in the lobby: an installation that was modelled on a constellation of stars and planets. Positioned below a large skylight, the suspended objects are designed to remind guests of old astronomy models. Huge bells hang above the feature piece, with glittery chandeliers encased inside.
The hotel boasts an exemplary restaurant, bar and library, all of which are grouped together on the ground floor of the hotel, continuing the historic-yet-modern theme, with an emphasis on the Dutch Golden Age, Delft ceramics and of course, several of Wanders' own designs, including the Big Ben clock, the Monster chair, and the Skygarden suspension lights.