Born in Australia, Marcel studied industrial design in Perth (Western Australia) before moving to Melbourne in 2004 to set up the multidisciplinary ‘zuii’ design studio. The studio quickly gained recognition, winning various local and international commissions across lighting, object, and furniture. Following this success he received numerous awards including Wallpaper magazines ‘Best Young Designer’.
In search of new horizons, Marcel received a residency grant from the Australian Council for the Arts, moving shortly to Milan to immerse himself into international design culture. In 2007 he moved to London where he worked with both Artek design studio, and until 2011 was Senior Designer at Tom Dixon.
‘marcel sigel studio’ was established in early 2012 from a desire for personal expression in his work and is founded on the notion that design should be impassioned, provoking the emotions, feelings and behaviour of those who come into contact with it. His designs can be characterised as idiosyncratic and fresh. On one side is the understated and disguised, on the other, the bright and noticeable, alluding to both the hidden and visible strength of an object.
The studio is currently based between London and Sydney, working with leading international clients, including; Nemo Cassina (Italy), Capdell (Spain), Asplund (Sweden), Resident (New Zealand), GoHome (Australia), Bombay Sapphire (Uk), Royal Selangor (Malaysia), Peace & Sport (Monaco).