WILL WANDERS NEVER CEASE: Marcel Wanders Designs Limited Edition Packaging for MAC

  • by Corrie Shenigo
  • posted at 3:59 pm
  • November 5, 2010

Marcel Wander's Designs Limited Edition Capsule Collection Packaging for MAC

While the old adage “it’s what’s inside that counts” is quite true, I’m still a sucker for a pretty package.  Call me fickle, but, for me the icing on the cake of each new beauty product that I acquire is an interesting, aesthetic and functional package design – it’s just more fun to play with!  That’s why we here at PoshBeauty.com are excitedly revealing MAC Cosmetics ultimately aesthetic collaboration with renown Dutch industrial designer, Marcel Wanders.

Marcel Wanders much sought after Bon Bon Gold Chair

After announcing that he’d like to work with a cosmetics company, Wanders had little to do but wait for said companies to come to him – which MAC Cosmetics’ creative director, James Gager did tout suite.

The resulting collaboration is the limited edition capsule collection entitled, MAC & Marcel Wanders, and quite frankly, the tubes, compacts and soft-bristled brushes are just as collectible as the cosmetics inside.

“I like the idea that this is a tool that becomes a jewel,” Wanders said of the designs. “Functional is easy. To make something valuable is something else.”

Garnering inspiration from the works of Vermeer, most notedly his painting “The Girl With the Pearl Earring,” the modern design superstar explained how this capsule collection came to be.

“We wanted to make these objects the objects of the painter. Vermeer uses brushes and he paints the girl, like she paints herself,” said Wanders. “I was inspired by the idea that this was the toolbox of the painter.”

And what a beautiful toolbox it is.  And rare.  The 14-piece Marcel Wanders and MAC Capsule Collection will only be available for four weeks in the United States and in December internationally.  Mark your calendars ladies… November 24th is the start date.

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