Photo by Laura Huhta

Marion Friedmann has been a design advocate for more than twenty years, working as a curator, collector, art-advisor and consultant. Marion Friedmann Gallery/London launched in 2011 and merges a penchant for the avant-garde with a passion to celebrate and promote the most remarkable emerging and established contemporary designers.
The media acclaimed show `Enlightened Waste ́ marked the beginning of the gallery’s trajectory as an ambassador for international design with an established focus on Mexico and Latin America. Her featured talents were brought to the spotlight in various acclaimed gallery exhibitions between London, Austria, Milan and Mexico City, as well as in a blockbuster museum exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in New York about contemporary Latin American design.
The gallery operates through a nomadic system of bold pop-up exhibitions and represents vanguard limited edition design with a special interest in `Materiality ́’. The pieces and works range from furniture, lighting, sculpture to objets d`art and include developments of special commissions for clients. Following its mission the gallery serves as a platform of exchange between the continents, with shows overseas as well as in London and Europe.
Marion Friedmann`s design interest is informed by the extraordinary as well as the mythologies of everyday life; by the exceptional and experimental as well as by a cultural context, where design refers simply to the productive existence of the human being, to space, interaction and to the phenomenons of the everyday designed environment.

In her curatorial and research roles Friedmann has been working on a wide range of projects with clients and collaborators like the Victoria and Albert Museum (2008-ongoing), the British Council, the London Design Festival and has lectured about Design, Curation and Latin American Design at Kingston University & the Design Museum, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, ADM Institute Mexico City and Centro University, Mexico City.

Friedmann holds an MBA from the University of Economics, Vienna, an Interior Design Degree from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London and an MA in Curating Contemporary Design from Kingston University and the Design Museum, London.