Marie Dessuant was born in 1984 in Paris. In 2008, she graduated with distinction from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg in product design (MA). She wrote a thesis about ‘Wandering in Daily Life’ and designed a collection entitled ‘Objets Vagues’. She then worked in Shanghai, collaborating with studios
like Naço architecture and EXH. In 2010 she was awarded the Ligne Roset design award ‘révélateur de talents’ for the ‘étagère de coin’, which is now produced by Ligne Roset. From October 2010 to October 2011 she was a resident at Fabrica, the Benetton Group Communication Research Centre, in Italy. She lives and Works in Paris.
She envisions design as a way to observe her surroundings, a way of seeing, a way of showing. She experiments with a large scope of practices (product, furniture, space, graphic design, drawing, concept...) Beyond these forms, she is trying to develop new waysof interacting with objects. Using new typologies or modified details in traditional product, she is trying not to impose anything to the user, not to say too much, not to be too narrative. Her projects aim to raise questions rather than to give solutions.