About Marine Bustros
Marine Bustros told herself as a student that she wanted to be running her own business by the age of 30. Thanks to her passion and talent, the interior designer not only achieved her aim, but managed to do so two years earlier than planned.
Born in Paris, Marine first became interested in the world of interiors and design as a young girl when her mother began taking her to museums and galleries.
She studied Interior Design at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA), which gave her the freedom to begin experimenting with traditional materials such as metal and copper, but also newer concepts, including blown glass and semi-precious stones. Afterwards, she moved to Milan and took a Master’s at the Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD).
Internships at Lombardini22 and Sawaya & Moroni followed, before she was offered a position at Gatserelia Design in Beirut. Although happy there, Marine still dreamt of opening her own studio and, aged 28, she decided the time was right to take that step. Before long, Marine’s fresh, innovative ideas for furniture, spaces, rooms and buildings were creating a buzz across the world of design, bringing her a growing list of clients attracted by her signature style of marrying traditional and contemporary materials, use of strong colours and contrast, and clever play with light.
“When I’m working, I like to create a mood, an entire experience which is immediately in evidence as soon as someone enters a space or catches sight of a piece of furniture.”- Marine Bustros –