About Marc

Photograph by Henry Roy for AD Magazine (2018)
Photograph by Henry Roy for AD Magazine (2018)


Marc Berthier’s career spans over 55 years in the international design industry. He played a central role in transforming France’s design culture and has guided generations of designers through his teaching at ENSCI-Les Ateliers (1985-2000) and life long dedication to mentorship. Through out his full career Marc Berthier has collaborated with international companies including Magis, Roche Bobois, DF2000, Knoll, Lexon, Thonet, Hermes, Rowenta, TOTO, Ligne Roset and Cinna.

In 1986, Marc Berthier received France's highest honor of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. He is also the receiptient of the Compas d’Or. Marc Berthier’s designs can be found in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Centre George Pompidou, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian design museum, and the ADAM Plasticarium in Brussels.

Marc Berthier founded and directed Archi Plan Studio and Design Plan Studio from 1980 to 1990, followed by eliumstudio from 2000 to 2020. Today, Marc continues to work from his Paris studio accompanied by his design associate Mikaela Kvan.