MARION DUCLOS MAILAENDER


Interior architect and designer, born in 1977. 

Lives and works in Paris, France. 

After studying at Ecole Boulle in Paris, Marion Duclos Mailaender launched her interior design office called Design&fils in Paris in 2004. Since then, she has created objects and scenographies, as well as residential and commercial projects.
Her creative humor has already attracted many creative personalities like Amélie Pichard or the Colombian designer Esteban Cortazar, who trusted her through unique projects. 

Functioning instinctively, Marion mixes genres and eras and does not hesitate to exceed the limits of good taste through projects often referring with the 80’s and 90’s.
Once the plans and volumes work, Marion establishes an important dialogue with her clients so that their personalities are revealed in the selection of furniture, materials, decoration. 

The idea is to accompany the customers in the modernity.
The projects entrusted to the agency are often born of meetings and are extremely varied. This allows her to question herself every-time, materializing desires and needs for each new projects.
Sophie Calle for whom she rethinks her house and studio, Amelie Pichard with whom she co-signs an erotic boutique film in the heart of Paris, Marion manages to bring her customers where they dared not imagine go.
Her creativity and sense of detail and material exult when she moves her cursor to the scale of the object. Her free spirit allows her to transcend the boundaries, which she handles references with brio. It pays tribute to the master of Italian design Gio Ponti by reinterpreting his Superleggera in a bronze version that is difficult to move with two hands. She also extracts everyday objects such as windshields that she introduces into our sculptural mirror interiors.
She also assemblages samples of materials refused by its customers. Marble and granito then form «Samples Vases» looking like handbags.
Marion Mailaender uses in her everyday objects details that may seem trivial, but which nevertheless form the basis of a memory to be reactivated.
Embodying a certain idea of the new French scene, Marion draws her strength from her references and the artists around her. It is not uncommon to find in her projects pieces of her favorite designers like Mario Botta or Ettore Sottsass that she sometimes finds in her studio, which she sometimes transforms into a gallery. The design of the ‘80s then rubs shoulders with the works of his artist friends, photographers and designers.
Not to mention that Marion comes from the South, which she readily invites the accent in her projects. The plaster is in the spotlight in the objects she draws, the colorful prints of Claude Viallat are often invited on the walls, not to mention the memories of her childhood at the Cité Radieuse, where she was born.