Marie Thurnauer is both an interior architect and a product designer. She has a diploma from Fundamental Studies of Architectures in Paris and also graduated from the school of design, ENSCI, Les Ateliers in Paris.
Since graduating she has been wor
king as a freelance designer as well as a consultant with the mission to develop Craft and Design in the Philippines, Ethiopia and Peru. In 2000 she opened her own design studio, Petites Productions in Paris. At the studio, Marie Thurnauer creates product
s in many different materials such as steel, wood, porcelain, textiles and even cardboard.
Marie Thurnauer explains: “I think design should be like the nature – it always finds a good solution to fit. I like the ability of a material to be transfor
med into something useful. Design should also be good functionality, in balance, noiseless and with no need for any explanation.”