Studio Marie Douel is specialized in exhibition design and scenographic interventions.

The studio is dedicated to create a translation of emotions into physical space. In a discrete way an overlap is created by the studio to position selected curatorial subjects into a readable and understandable narrative.

One of its ambition is to make culture accessible to a broader public by thinking of new ways to exhibit in outdoor space, exploring the boundaries of the museum context.

Marie Douel is a designer whose practice focuses on exhibition design & scenography. In 2012, she graduated from ECAL/University of Art and Design in Lausanne (Switzerland) after a Craftmanship Diploma in Upholstery-Decoration at Ecole Boulle (2009, Paris, France).

Her double education and mixed materials approach encouraged her to co-found Hors Pistes in 2013, a nomadic residency program that initiates international encounters between craftsmen and designers in a cross-disciplinary and multicultural setting.

In 2019, she opened her own studio dedicated to exhibition design for cultural institutions. Her work is dedicated to create immersive exhibitions where she mixes media to reveal the stories behind the projects and multiply the points of views. She now teachs exhibition design inside the interior architecture departement at ENSAV La cambre.

Current collaborators:

Bavo Gladiné is a licenced architect with experience in projects relating to the public realm. After graduating at Sint-Lucas (GHENT) in MA Experimental Architecture Design 2012, Bavo worked for several artists and architecture offices from design conception to building art installations on one to one scale in public space and exhibitions in gallery setting. In parallel Bavo collaborated over a period of 10 years on multiple stage designs and scenographic interventions for music festivals. Bavo works with a holistic approach in analysing the context on the scale of a city to making connections for furniture details.

Lolà Mancini is an interior designer also working in the field of living arts as a dancer. She graduated from ENSAV La Cambre in Interior Design (Brussels) and began working at Studio Marie Douel at first as an internship in 2022. She has a big interest in scenography and how the body moves and interacts with space, depending on the context and the needs of it.

Past collaborators:
Flore Fockedey

Brussels city museum (BE),  Design Museum Brussels (BE), Bozar (BE), CID (BE), Kamel Lazaar Foundation (TN), MAD Brussels (BE), ULB (BE), Mudac (CH), Fondation Marcel Mariën (BE), Studio Joanie Lemercier (BE), Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (BE), French Institute of Ouagadougou (BF), Lokalmuseum (GL), Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (FR), Musée des Arts et Métiers (FR), Commune d’ixelles (BE)

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