Background

Marie Rouillon is a London-based French material designer who graduated in a Masters in Design for Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in June 2011. Her work has a deeply rooted interest in the role that materials play in everyday interactions between people and objects. She is currently a Trends & Colour Consultant and Stylist at Colour Hive / MIX Magazine.

Rouillon’s final masters project ‘Daily Haptics’ highlights the idea that in the world in which we live, where information is primarily digital or visual, we lack physical contact with our surroundings and as a result our sense of touch decays. Her approach to design aims at reconnecting people with tactility, by highlighting the importance of physical engagement and by making the user aware of the multiple senses of touch through material exploration in everyday objects

Rouillon’s process when designing is always very hands-on: the materials often bear heavy influence on the way in which objects are designed. She believes that “material designers have a key role to play in the development of our future environment” and her aim is to bring sensory experiences back into our daily lives.

Experience

Rouillon is a multidisciplinary designer, currently working as a Trends & Colour Consultant and Stylist at Colour Hive / MIX Magazine as well as a freelance material designer. Her body of work covers set design, jewellery, trends reports, teaching, illustration and painting.

She has worked on various projects for the following companies: WGSN, PATTERNITY, Nissan, Goop, Global Color Research, POSTextiles, Chris Lefteri Design, Textile Environment Design, CPHLondon, Matches Fashion, We Were Evergreen, Marithé and François Girbaud and more.


Education

  • 2009-11 Master in Design & Textiles Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London
  • 2006-09 BA (Hons) Degree in Textile Design ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres, Paris
  • 2005-06 Atelier de Sèvres Paris
  • 2005 Scientific baccalauréat (A levels) with distinction (with opt. courses in biology) Paris
  • 1998-05 Middle and High School Lycée Henri IV Paris

Publications

Shows, Events & Awards

  • April 2014 Graffik Gallery Fyshbol launch exhibition
  • April 2013 Valcucine Showroom, Milan Raw/Tech exhibition, curated by StudioPepe
  • February 2013 La Maroquinerie, Paris / The Village Underground, London Stage setting for the band We Were Evergreen
  • November 2012 The Royal Albert Hall Accessories for the band The Penelopes, supporting The Human League on their UK 2012 tour
  • October 2012 The Jazz Café, London / Le Point Ephémère, Paris Stage setting for the band We Were Evergreen
  • May 2012 Galerie Victoire Bourgois, Paris Personal exhibition
  • February 2012 Birmingham Interiors exhibition
  • November 2011 Dove Winner of the Real beauty by Design competition for Dove in collaboration with Rian Crabtree and Natsai Chieza
  • October 2011 Nokia Design Team, London Guest speaker at The Future of Touch Sensations in our Digitised Lives
  • September 2011 DesignersBlock, Clerkenwell London Design Festival 2011 with POSTextiles
  • June 2011 Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London Final Show from the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design graduates
  • May 2011 Victoria & Albert Museum, London Collective exhibition and conference at the Victoria & Albert museum, London
  • May 2011 Innovation Center, Central Saint Martins, London Public conference
  • April 2011 Ventura Lambrate Collective exhibition, Textile Futures, Milan Salone del mobile