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 working 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 products 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 transformed into something useful. Design should also be good functionality, in balance, noiseless and with no need for any explanation.”