Marc Berthier

Designer and architect Marc Berthier (1935-2022) was one of the first designers to collaborate with Magis, designing numerous objects and collections for the company: in fact he has been collaborating with us for over thirty years.

His work mainly revolved around industrial product design and was spiced with international flavours. He worked in France with Lexon, in Italy with MAGIS, in Germany with Black Design, in Hong Kong with Hedworth, and in Japan with Dé Signe. He received the following awards: Grand Prix National de la Création Industrielle, René Gabriel Award, Compasso d’Oro ADI 1991 and 1994, Forum Design Awards 1995, 1997, 1998, Design Plus 1999, American Design Award 1999.

His creations have been selected for the permanent collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Arts-Décoratifs Museum and the Fond National d’Art Contemporain in France, and the MoMA in New York.

Marc Berthier was “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” and also received the “Médaille de l’Art et de l’Industrie”. He was the French representative at the EC for the “Maison Européenne” commission.

In 2002 he founded Eliumstudio in Paris, together with his daughter Élise, Pierre Garner and Frédéric Lintz, joined later by Anne Klepper.