“If modernism considers the past irrelevant, what does that mean tomorrow for the things we create today?” – Marcel Wanders, Cofounder Moooi

Celebrating the Dutch artists of the Golden Age held in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Gallery in Amsterdam, Marcel Wanders launched the tome, Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age, a work of art in itself, which shares with us the greatest masterpieces of the past and reveals how they influence how we see the world today. The silver and gold embossed volume, available in collectable Limited Edition and Unique Art Edition, presents the designer's appreciation for cultural heritage and history, and explores the influences in Marcel's own work. The book invites critical thinkers in philosophy, art, film, food, business and design to explain how they have been influenced by these paintings. Alain de Botton, Angela Missoni, Erwin Olaf, Ferran Adrià, amongst others, add a contemporary perspective on the works and their own lives through masterpieces that are part of our collective history.