Executive Director of VIA




VIA Gallery

120, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

Opening :

monday-friday : 9.30am – 6.30pm

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Contact : via G. Mamelli, 11 53036 Poggibonsi (SI) - Italie

Ph. +39 0577 935983
Marco Maran was born in Sienna in 1963. After leaving the Art School of Sienna he went to the Faculty of Architecture in Florence. His work with various companies has gained him considerable recognition as a designer. He has taken part in many national and international exhibitions: 1996 and 2002 one-man shows in Vienna and Paris respectively; 2002/2003 Italian Design On Tour – the selection, certification and promotion of the best Italian products – with the Ricciolina Chair; 2003 “Dove la sedia incontra la materia” organised by Material ConneXion Milano With the designs Zip and Carambola. His work has won many international prizes and awards. Special mention at the 1994 Young & Design competition with the design Ciak. 1st prize at the 1995 Young & Design competition with the Sinué chair. 2nd prize at the 1996 Young & Design competition with the design Zip. 1997 Grandesign Internatonal Award with Chiacchiera. 1997 IIDA Prize in the Product Design Achievement Awards for the Scoop Chair. Special mention in the 1999 Young & design competition for the Bla Bla Bla armchair. In 2003 he won the GOOD DESIGN Award of Chicago with the So Happy chair. In 2004 he won the Sidim of Montreal with the So Happy chair and the Nuda&Cruda chair. Various national and international publications have retraced his career. Important sets have been made to his designs, including the television studio of the France 98 World Football Championships.

armchair Free

stacking chair X3

stacking chair Hoopla'

stool The Stones

seats On / Off

chair Nuda&Cruda

stool Plastic

chair Hoop

armchair So happy

armchair Blob

chair Ricciolina

chair Carambola

armchair Big Betty Boom

chair Zip

chair Chiacchiera