Etienne Marc French, b. 1995
Etienne Marc is a french designer craftsman born in Amiens. He studied product design in Reims and Contextual Design in the Design Academy of Eindhoven where he started to develop a hands-on practice and a deep interest in materials and their mediated meanings, using design as a tool to champion a space for enjoyment through symbolism. Etienne Marc produces objects that bring trickery, spectacle, and humor. His use of materials borrowed from traditional art mixed with ones that refer to the physical reality of our time play with our expectations and challenge traditional meanings and values, aiming to question or even uplift the notion of the replica.
Born 1995 in France
Lives and works in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2017 - 2019
MA Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven
2014 - 2017
BA Design d’Objet at ESAD Reims
Limbo, Everyday Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
Pantheon Phantasma, exhibition during IMM/Passagen, Cologne, Germany
Alert Objects, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
Graduation Show 19, Dutch Design Week, Campinaterrein Kanaaldijk-Zuid, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
La Villette Makerz, Festival 100%, Folie L5, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris, France
Summer edition of Annex at M+B, curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan, 612 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles, California
DDay's, Bernard Chauveau édition, Musée des arts décoratifs de Paris, France
Three-weeks workshop about ceramic, aluminium casting, glassblowing with Kostas Lambridis DoMake Workshop at Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands
On the logic of taste, Historical Promiscuities and Restyling, Perspectives after C
Etienne Marc & Dorian RenardRECEPTION ROOM 23 Feb - 24 Mar 2023Dorian Renard and Etienne Marc with identical backgrounds as designers present within Galerija Vartai a collection of domestic objects whose functional and prosaic nature is sublimated by a sculptural approach....
Alert ObjectsGroup exhibition 13 Dec 2019 - 24 Jan 2020Curators: Vytautas Gečas and Marija Puipaitė Vartai gallery launches a new series of annual exhibitions dedicated to contemporary design. The aim of the project, realized in collaboration with Lithuanian and...
Galerija VARTAI at COLLECTIBLE SALON28 - 30 May 2021Galerija VARTAI at the virtual contemporary design fair COLLECTIBLE! From May 28 -30, 2021, we will represent design projects by 9 individual and collaborative designers from different countries on an advanced digital platform SALON, replicating the unique DNA of the COLLECTIBLE fair and bringing its signature experience online. Represented designers: Etienne Marc, Lucas Muñoz Muñoz, Katryna Sadauskaitė, Marija Puipaitė & Vytautas Gečas, Govert Flint (with design team Enrichers), Martynas Kazimierėnas, Bram Vanderbeke (in collab with Wendy Andreu), Barbora Žilinskaitė. All the artists work with very different practices, materials and conceptual...