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Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has been described as the ‘Lady Gaga of design’ but that title does him a disservice – his career has already spanned 25 years, during which he’s worked with the likes of Alessi, Puma, Swarovski and KLM. He co-founded the design label Moooi and has recently created the Circus range for Alessi

What first started your interest in design?

As a kid, I was drawn to objects. My mum and dad had a store, and if something was broken, I would try doing it up. It was a very basic inclination towards the architecture of objects. I had my own little workshop in the attic – I just loved making things. It was primitive and basic, but as a kid I liked to problem-solve and you learn a lot from that.

Back in 2002, you were selected as one of Europe’s ‘25 leaders of change’. In what ways do you think design changes the world?

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The new Winter issue of Winq is all about our Men of the Year. We have created a very special special edition and are honouring the great, the gay and the good from the worlds of Activism, Business, Culture, Media, Music, Sport and Travel. The brilliant Mark Gatiss is our well-deserved Man of the Year and talks Sherlock, Doctor Who and the perils of Donald Trump in an eight-page interview. Diver Chris Mears talks winning gold in Rio and bags the Sport Award, Dan Mathews is our Activism Award winner and reveals an extraordinary life with PETA, plus we chat to Bright Light Bright Light about his smash album Choreography, journalist Owen Jones, author Jonathan Harvey, master perfumer Roja Dove and more. Read full interviews with all winners and check out our stunning style, homes and culture sections. The wait is over - Winq is the luxury lifestyle magazine for gay men.
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