Marion Duclos Mailaender, CLUB COLLECTIBLE ambassadors
13 May 2021
CLUB COLLECTIBLE: What have you been up to recently? Which recent project would you like to draw attention to?
Marion Mailaender: The last project I delivered was Tuba, a hotel restaurant in Marseille along the waterfront in the Calanques.
“CLUB COLLECTIBLE offers a great gallery and designer catalogue to discover. It's very important to be interested in the emerging scene so that our projects are rooted in modernity, in our time.”
CC: Tell us about a collectible designer you would love to collaborate with or have enjoyed collaborating with on a past project.
MM: I love working with Elvire Bonduelle whose approach I like very much. I would also like to work with Benoit Maire, Ligia Dias and Wendy Andreu.
CC: What makes Paris, Rotterdam and Brussels exciting places for contemporary collectible design and (interior) architecture?
MM: I don't know Rotterdam but I find that the Dutch (and the Belgians) have a remarkable creativity in design, often accompanied by humour, which is very important. In Paris it's less funny but very sharp.
CC: What do you think CLUB COLLECTIBLE could bring to Paris design scene?
MM: CLUB COLLECTIBLE offers a great gallery and designer catalogue to discover. It's very important to be interested in the emerging scene so that our projects are rooted in modernity, in our time.
About Marion Mailaender
After training at the École Boulle, this Marseille native launched her interior architecture and design agency in Paris in 2004. Since then, she has been creating objects as well as scenographies, or realizing residential and commercial projects, such as the recent Tuba Hotel in Marseille. Her audacity and her eye have already seduced many creative personalities such as Amélie Pichard, Sophie Calle and the Colombian designer Esteban Cortazar, who have trusted her with projects. Working by instinct, Marion mixes genres and eras to accompany her clients to a certain modernity. She establishes an essential dialogue so that their personality is revealed in the space. Her creativity as well as her sense of detail and materials shine when she moves her cursor to the scale of the object.
Often with a sense of humour, Marion Mailaender continues to search for new forms by associating ideas, mixing styles and eras in order to activate memories. She brings codes of culture, fashion, uses and popular forms together to create hybrid, poetic, evocative, highly narrative objects. The repair, the assembly, the transformation, the addition and the subtraction, the use of the scraps, the rejects of craftspeople are at the heart of each step.
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