Marco Manders

Tulpi BV

Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Design is successful when it’s a pleasure to the mind and eyes, and a comfort for the body.

Work Experience


Owner / Designer

Everyone knows tulips. They are the jewels among our flowers, a great joy to many of us. They are a great inspiration to many artists and designers, including Dutch designer Marco Manders. While thinking about alternative ideas for modern urban furniture, he was immensely inspired by the tulip. The result: the Tulpi, an urban chair in the shape of a tulip. With his innovative idea he produced a chair with an aesthetic value, as well as a user and environmental friendly product. The Tulpi offers the opportunity to fold the seat, enabling the user to open and close the Tulpi. Because of this interesting feature, the design prevents the chair from being exposed to outside elements like rain, bird droppings or leaves. The Tulpi can rotate around its axis at 360 degrees, which allows users to choose their own view.
March 2011 - Present Netherlands

Omnus Design & Concept


Graphic Design Company
April 1993 - Present Netherlands


Hogeschool Van Utrecht



Dutch (Native),
English (Fluent),
German (Native),


Goed Industrieel Ontwerp (GIO)

GIO Award (Good Industrial Design)


A' Design Award

Golden A' Design Award "Streetfurniture"



Concept Design, Concept Development, Corporate Identity, Graphic Design, Illustrator, Interior Design, International Relations, Mac, Marketing, Navigram, Pencil Paper, Photoshop, Product Design, Rhino, Solid-Works, Urban Design,