MARIE-NOELLE SWIDERSKI | Director
An interior architecture and design professional since 1993, Marie-Noëlle Swiderski has in turn been a documentary director, news producer, and travelled the world on her own for 6 months for Canadian television. Starting her international design career as an intern at Ecart in Paris, Andrée Putman’s design studio at the time, Marie-Noëlle moved to London after diverse roles in Paris and Montreal, and joined Blanchard Ltd as senior designer, managing a variety of complex projects.
In 2006, Marie-Noëlle moved to Dubai and launched a comprehensive architectural and interior design studio, sister company to Blanchard Ltd. Winning High Commendations at the Commercial Interior Design Awards (Interior Designer of the Year 2010, 2011 and Residential Interior of the Year 2011), a regular speaker (Abu Dhabi Interiors UAE, Doha Concepts ME), and contributor to industry publications, Marie-Noëlle was ranked 9th Most Influential Designer in the Middle East on the CID's Top 50 Power List in 2012 .
A BIID (British Institute of Interior Design) Registered Interior Designer and a Full Professional Member of the Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) in the UAE, Marie-Noëlle is now based in London.
GALUCHAT, the new identity for her international design practice, coordinates a wide array of projects of varying scopes and budgets.
Working seamlessly from London, Marie-Noëlle coordinates all sites and collaborates closely locally to each project with a tight-knit team of highly experienced, versatile, creative and technical minds from diverse backgrounds, whose daily attentive collaboration give each GALUCHAT project its unique harmony.
galuchat \ga.ly.∫a\ (n.) Leather (shark or stingray skin) known for its delicate, pebbled texture, soft sheen and characterised by small enamel, pearl-like nodules.It combines beauty, exoticism, suppleness and extreme resistance. Used for centuries to create or decorate the most precious articles, it was named after Louis XV's master leather artisan, Jean-Claude Galluchat, and became a fashionable material for decorative arts and luxurious items. It regained favour in the early XXth century, when it was used by cabinet makers such as Clément Rousseau and became an emblematic decorative material of the Art Deco period.
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