Interiors and retail agency ALM, embodies Marjolaine’s curious and attentive imagination. It first launched in 2007 at the top of a hill above Saint Tropez overlooking the medieval village of Ramatuelle. The Ramatuelle location is of special importance to Marjolaine, as it is where she grew up, so it made sense to open three European-based galleries for ALM here. Marjolaine claims the rural setting is crucial to keeping herself and her unconventionally-inclined team grounded.
Fast-forward to 2018 and Marjolaine’s agency, ALM, evolved and expanded and she opened her first Australian agency and showroom. Located in the leafy suburb of Woollahra in Sydney’s east, ALM has found the perfect neighbourhood for Marjolaine’s treasure trove collection. She has introduced new designers for the first time to Australia and plans to represent more unique artists she comes across along her travels.
ALM in Ramatuelle is made up of three entities which coincide with and support one another: three galleries with ever-changing exhibitions and eclectic art and furniture pieces, a chateau loft for fabrics and furnishings, and an design agency which is filled to the brim with fanciful objects and eccentric quirk.
The studio takes on a limited number of projects every year, none of which look alike. Marjolaine explains that with each assignment they “start with a blank page” and endeavour to push the boundaries whilst still paying close attention to the requirements of the client.
ALM has an impressive international portfolio including site locations in Thailand, London, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, USA and of course France. Projects range from houses, restaurants, hotels... in the words of Marjolaine "everything that brings life.”