Mr Marc Trotereau

Mr Marc Trotereau

Lecturer in Industrial Design

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Marc Trotereau is a French designer. He began his design studies at The School of Fine Art in Reims where he stayed during three years and then he moved back to Paris for a two-year course in furniture & product design at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. In 2007, Marc moved to London to take up a Masters degree in Product Design at The Royal College of Art. He graduated from the RCA in 2009. Marc currently lives and works in London. He founded a studio/workshop in the East End, within sight of the new Olympic complex, where he is developing furniture prototypes, experiments, research and collaborating with several colleagues. Marc Trotereau is not only a furniture designer, but also a maker of objects; interested in the notion of use, and in how a design or a situation can create a response. As well as creating projects for production, he has made one-off objects, limited edition pieces and site-specific artworks. As a walker and a passionate observer, he is attracted by the city environment. The public space gives him the opportunity to sharpen his curiosity and his capacity to notice details. For him, it is a unique place to create spontaneous concepts that interact directly with people, and to observe their reaction.


2007 / 2009 RCA - Royal College of Art - [ London ] Graduate MA - Design Products. 2004 / 2006 ENSAD - Higher National School of Decorative Arts - [ Paris ] Graduate (Diploma of the Higher national school of decorative arts) - Design Products. 2001 / 2004 ESAD - Ecole supérieure d’Art et de Design - [ Reims ] Graduate BA Fine Art (DNAP:Diplôme National Supérieur d’Art Plastique) - Distinction. 2000 / 2001 Foundation Course Arts and Design- Atelier Hourdé - [ Paris ] 2000 A levels - Literature, Mathematics speciality - [ Paris ]



Key publications

Article ‘Wireshade’: Homes and Gardens Trends S/S Trend Supplement. Publication, April 2014.
‘ShadeVolume’ the 'Kelvin Series' at 5vie, during Milan Design festival 2018. Lesly Luxury Vintage, San Nicolao, 3a - Milan 16/04/201810 Publisher Site
‘Switch & Light’ at 19 Greek Street Gallery: Exhibition ‘Re-imagined’. 19 Greek Street 10/04/20181
‘ShadeVolume’ at Decorex ‘Future Heritage’. Decorex 16/09/20175 Publisher Site
Exhibition project ‘ShadeVolume’ at Brompton Design District. 3, Cromwell place, 4 Cromwell Place, SW7 2JN 16/09/20171 Publisher Site
Exhibition project ‘ShadeVolume’ at Aram Gallery. Aram Gallery 13/07/201730 Publisher Site
‘ShadeVolume’ at MINT Exhibiton: ‘White Canvas’. Mint Shop 17/09/20162 Publisher Site
‘ShadeVolume’ Exhibition. Brompton Design District. Brompton Design District 17/09/201610 Publisher Site
‘ShadeVolume’ at 19 Greek Street Gallery: Exhibition ‘Collector’s Club’. 19greekstreet 16/09/20161 Publisher Site
‘Wireshade 2.0’ at Salone Satellite: Exhibition with Plymouth University. Salone Satellite 14/04/20151 Publisher Site
‘Wireshade’ at Apalazzo Gallery: Exhibition ‘ATEMPORANEO’. Apalazzo Gallery 11/10/20142 Publisher Site
Showcase project ‘Light Mantle’ at MINT Exhibiton: ‘Elements of Craft’, LDF [ London ]. Mint shop 13/09/20143 Publisher Site
Other Publications
Hessing M (2017) 'Lighting'. Woth Magazine Publisher Site
Trotereau MT & Karhof M (2017) Article Designboom LDF 2017. Designboom Publisher Site
Stefano C (2016) Il design convergente. Interni magazine Publisher Site