Biography

A designer and decorator for the past 20 years, Marc Bankowsky creates uniquely beautiful furniture and accessories. In addition to a custom suite of furniture and accessories for the Haute Couture Christian Dior Boutique (designed by Peter Marino) on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, he has also designed accessories such as the Ginkgo leaf candlesticks for renowned restaurateur Pierre Gagnaire, and received a commission from Baccarat for a collection of limited edition objects.

Bankowsky has exhibited throughout France and was shown in Beijing and Shanghai in an exhibition entitledAwakening: La France Mandarine. His work was first introduced in the United States in the fall of 2006 by Maison Gérard at the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Roberta Smith, in her "Art review" on October 6, 2006, remarked, "For single-object encounters, Marc Bankowsky’s eerie folding screen in the form of draped sheets at Maison Gérard."

Marc studied at L’école Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) and at The Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Art and currently resides in Burgundy, France. His former townhouse in the Pigalle district of Paris was featured in Paris. Design du Monde, by Herbert Ypma with photography by the Stoeltis (published in the United States by Thames & Hudson under the title Paris: Objet Trouvé).

His work has been featured in the following select publications:

Architectural Digest (US)
Architektur & Wohnen (G)
Elle Décoration (F) & Elle Decor (US)
House & Garden (US)
The World of Interiors (UK)

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