Newly graduated from ENSAAMA, Marianne Guély quickly jump starts her career in 1989, never slowing down. Freelance designer, then partner of Cent Degrés agency, she forges over the course of her collaborations her expertise in object and space as a territory of expression for brands.
From her training as an industrial designer, Marianne Guély keeps her appetite for research, development and the magical encounter she made with her signature material: paper. Free and determined, it is as a pioneer that she opens a new path for paper in the world of design and scenography. An independent artist, she is elected “Talent of Originality” at the Luxury and Creation Summit in 2004. The installation she designs and produces for Baccarat during the Designers Days in 2005 marks a turning point in her career.
In 2007 she opens the Studio Marianne Guély. Having become the conductor of her creations, and since then, she has been designing and producing with her team scenographies and exceptional objects, magnifying the identity of the greatest houses in the world. An untiring globetrotter, she draws her inspiration from her travels where she tirelessly searches for new materials, detects transversal techniques that will enrich the Studio’s know-how, expertise and creativity.
For Marianne Guély, every detail counts, and of course the paper, whose properties she works on with an explorer’s thirst. Her creativity and her quest for excellence have earned her a reputation for 2018 to receive in Tokyo the prize awarded by the Japan DSA Design Award to the most beautiful showcases, acknowledging the creation “Les Pétales Place Vendôme” for Mikimoto. In 2019, she receives the Prix des Lumières, awarded by the Institut International pour le Rayonnement de Paris.