Marie Corbin

Born (°1983) and lives in France

Marie Corbin, the group’s representative, holds an ADE and HMONP diploma in architecture from ENSA Paris-Belleville. In 2006, she began her training as a scenographer in the museum design department of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. From 2008, she enriched her museographic experience in the world of contemporary art by offering her production support services to the artists Anu Pennanen and Benoît Maire, before creating her own scenographies for the BPI of the Centre Pompidou, the IMEC or on the occasion of several public contract competitions for the MAM of the city of Paris and the Grand Palais. Between 2013 and 2016, she collaborated with set designers Maciej Fiszer and Laurence Fontaine for the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the LAM, the Quai Branly, the MuCEM, the Cinémathèque, the Louvre Lens… “Ker-Xavier” is a French design label run by architect Marie Corbin (b.1983) and artist Benoît Maire (b.1978). The label was created in Paris by 5 architects in 2011 and established itself as a company called Ker-Xavier Sarl in 2018 in Bordeaux. Between 2011 and 2015, Ker-Xavier was mainly involved in exhibition design. In 2014, Marie Corbin worked with the French-Vietnamese artist Thu Van Tran on the Marguerite Duras exhibition for the Centre Pompidou in Paris, setting up a partnership and production follow-up in order to produce the artist’s installation. In 2016, Benoît Maire was asked to design the scenography of photographer Julien Carreyn’s work at the Crèvecoeur gallery in Paris for the exhibition “Photographies du soir”. This was the starting point for the creation of a line of furniture called “du soir”. “Ker-Xavier” produces objects and furniture such as tables, chairs, stools, lamps and vases, based on an experimental workshop method; and is still involved in exhibition scenography with notably “Foncteur d’oubli” at the Plateau Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain in Paris at the end of 2019.

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Petit Vase Rose

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Grand Vase Orange

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Grand Vase Bleu


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