After studying Fine Arts in France and obtaining a Master degree in Milan, Marie-Victoire Winckler starts working in Italy, as a consultant for Cassina, the prestigious furniture designer. In 2008, she joins Patricia Urquiola’s studio in Milan, before moving to Paris and joining India Mahdavi’s studio in 2011, two leading figures of today’s contemporary design. With them, she works on projects for personal homes, hotels and restaurants such as the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona, the Cloître in Arles, the Sketch in London, but also for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Baccarat, Rosenthal, Petite Friture and Carwan. During these years, Marie-Victoire’s creative language evolves as she starts imagining objects rooted in traditional techniques and know-how.
Granddaughter of a wool refiner settled in Rabat, Morocco, Marie-Victoire grew up between Berlin, Paris and Rome in an environment inspired by arts and crafts. She loves exploring and gathering inspiration and craftsmanship from different creative worlds, thus enriching her cosmopolitan style. In 2016, she opened her own design studio in Paris to create furniture and objects, bringing together contemporary design and arts and crafts techniques.