Insiders’ Rank and File for Fall

PARIS — Fashion fanatics have their must-have shoes and bags. But industrial designers have their seasonal fetishes, too. WWD asked some of Europe’s top industrial designers and architects to name the current object of their...

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Marcel Wanders: Suspended Christmas tree. "I buy this wonderful design item on the Haarlemmerplein in Amsterdam. Every year, I have a moment of serious bargaining with André, who makes it. He lives in Florida the whole year and comes over for a month to sell trees and then lives off the money for the rest of the year."

Nina Farkache: Muji CD player. "The fan-like design communicates at first glance what to do with the object: just pull the thread and listen. It also gives a feeling of something that is spread around, like a small fan that spreads air, but this time it is music."

Adrien Gardere: Palm Pilot m500. "More than just an agenda, it has entirely transformed itself into a wallet, if not a handbag, if you consider everything I put in it."
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