Emilie Lemardeley is a French designer. She began her career working mainly for other well-known designers before deciding to set up her own studio in 2012. As a designer her foremost priority is to create objects which enlighten the rooms they inhabit.
In her own words “wherever possible, an object should not simply serve a practical function but also a creative one. It is possible for objects to function as a receptacle for the soul, not only for the creator’s soul but also for the room’s soul, and the soul of the person who selects it. These objects have an infinity of stories to tell and I like to make them talk."
Emilie Lemardeley likes to tell a story with the objects she creates; objects which are mainly, but not exclusively, inviting objects for the home.
She views herself as bridging the gap between the avant-garde and the traditional within French arts and crafts. In order to birth her unique objects she has created a successful dialogue with the best carpenters and metal craftsmen, including glass blowers and gilders. Her exceptional objects are simultaneously unique yet archetypal of the famous French “savoir-faire”