Photo by Laura Huhta
Founded in London 2011, Marion Friedmann gallery 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. Marion has been a design advocate for more than twenty years, working as a curator, collector, art-advisor and consultant. The gallery operates through a nomadic system of bold pop-up exhibitions and represents vanguard limited edition design with a special interest in `Materiality´. A fascination in materials, materiality and narratives informs the pieces: furniture, lighting, objets d`art as well as the development 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.
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.