When designing, what superpower would you like to have?

I would have 4 hands. I make a lot of prototypes and 2 hands is often not enough.

Which of your designs would you choose to survive a zombie attack?

Nothing, I will try to save my family.


If you could go to dinner with a designer, who would you go with?

Maybe Cecilie Manz, I don’t know her personally but I definitively love her work.

Would you prefer to travel to the future or to the past?

Both are surely super interesting, but for me the most important thing is the present.


In what influential period of design would you like to be born?

Be born in the 50’s during the post-war reconstruction and be a young designer during the golden age of the real industrial design around (70’s / 80’s) is a good balance.


Can you tell an anecdote about any of your projects?

I don’t have a particular anecdote in mind …All projects are an adventure that never goes as it planned and often the way to achieve the design is more interesting than the final product.

If you wrote a book, what name would you put it?

From the earth point of view, the best product is the product that not exist.

What are your favorite materials to design?

I love all materials, I pay more and more attention about why and how use it.

What is the last book you have read?

” Des vies de combat – Femmes noires et libres ” Audrey Célestine. ( Lives of combat – Black and free women )

What could we find in your garbage basket?

Too much thing, I try to reduce it as much as possible but with 3 children it’s very hard. It drive me crazy.

What is the best memory of your childhood?

The times when I disassembled my toys to understand how they worked, like a surgeon. I keep doing it 🙂

What is the rarest object in your room?

A top hat that belong to my great grandfather.

What do you currently think of your first design?

It remain me the past and it was so cool to be young at school with friends and carefree.

What is your favorite conversation topic?

I like above all to chat with passionate people. Whatever the subject is.


What do you value most in the design of a furniture wheel?

Simplicity, durability, discretion, silence.

What if you had to design an object to put wheels what would it be?

Maybe a suitcase.


Marc Venot, Paris.

Marc Venot was born in Paris in 1979. From 1999 to 2004, he studied at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle ( ENSCI / Les Ateliers – Paris ).

During 6 years, He worked for a French Global design agency specialised in brand luxury, perfumes and spirits for brand and companies such as Hermes, Cartier, Lan- vin, Givenchy, All Clad, Martini, Lafuma …

He opened his own studio in 2011 and he works for furniture and product companies such as Normann Copenhagen, Tho- net, Ligne Roset, Elements Optimal, Mastrad, Lexon.


You can see more designs of  Marc Venot here or follow him on instagram


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