pierre marie photos by: ©philippejarrigeon


Pierre Marie inaugurated his gallery in September 2018 at
21 rue Victor Massé in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. 
In spring 2019, Pierre Marie will launch a new exhibition called “Olu Nelum”.

Opening reception: Monday 1st of April 2019.

Exhibition on view from April 2nd until July 13th 2019, by appointment only.

On the occasion of PAD Paris, the exhibition will be open all day long
from 10 AM to 7 PM, on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th .

 Olu Nelum
 This second exhibition, “Olu Nelum”, named after the Sri Lankan term for the Lotus flower, will showcase some of the pieces created for the last Design Parade, when Pierre Marie displayed his works alongside Pierre Yovanovitch, who was president of the 2018 edition. These works, which were produced especially for the former Archbishop’s Palace in Toulon, had to be completely redesigned to fit into Pierre Marie’s Parisian gallery. The ribbed stained-glass window produced by the Ateliers Duchemin was dismantled pane by pane to be exhibited in a new fragmented version. This exhibition will showcase Pierre Marie’s partnerships, which draw on forgotten know-how treasured by the artist: it will feature a rug produced by the manufacturer Robert Four, new pieces of glass blown at the Atelier Gamil, and other works of art designed with Émaux de Longwy and Poterie Ravel. This is the first collaboration with the Atelier François Pouenat, a firm of metalworkers who helped produce the key piece of this immersive exhibition. 

 About Pierre Marie 
 How to describe Pierre Marie? One might, of course, string together a classic series of words and figures.
Age 36, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, a passion for Disney animated films, a happy childhood, slightly hippie parents. An early, enduring attraction to colour. An obvious choice: drawing. Then one might list his collaborations with the most prestigious French brands, such as Hermes and dyptique.
One might make note of the precise, yet nearly old-fashioned way he defines himself: ‘Artist-ornamentalist’. But these words and figures, though accurate, would fail to convey the essentials: his subjectivity, his whimsy, his singular taste.
The truest biography of Pierre Marie would be, above all else, sensitive and composed of flamboyant motifs, interlacing ribbons, colours, wilfully baroque drawings steeped in the exotic influences that adorn the various pieces in his flat in Paris’s 9th arrondissement. It is a place he designed as an expression of himself: a fully realised world, a living, moving portrait.
This personal, designed history begins writing a new chapter today. Indeed, Pierre Marie is exploring a new playing field: interior design, which he has chosen to tackle while remaining loyal to patterns and drawing in the spirit of an ‘interior decorator-architect’, similar to the approach taken to the Profession in the 19th century. In that era, the decorator took on the tasks of architect, interior decorator and industrial designer, with a comprehensive approach to interiors that went as far as designing every object and piece of furniture in the room and having them crafted by renowned artists. It is a complete, cross-cutting approach in which design comes to life, expands into space and, before our eyes, transitions from 2D to 3D.
Which results in rugs, tapestries, stained glass, light fixtures and objects to discover in Pierre Marie’s gallery.
 Pierre Marie’s Gallery: 21, rue Victor Massé 75009 Paris.
By appointment only: 
Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.