Discipline: interior design & styling

About Marianne de Graaf

Marianne de Graaf is living in Amsterdam, where she started several years ago her company DDID (Dutch Divine Interior Design). She attended the Art Academy in Rotterdam and Breda as well as the Interior Academy in Doetinchem. During her traineeships in Paris and Milan, she focused on fashion photography and styling. She worked as an independent window-dresser, performed assignments for Schiphol Airport and is now head-styling by Pronto furniture shop. Italy is her country, 'La bella figura' ('always look nice and behave properly') is her motto. That translates in her designs and ideas.

Marianne combines the traditional Dutch design mentality with international stature. Italy is her source of inspiration, where she lived and worked and discovered the love for design. Her designs stands for straightforward, harmony, classiness and elegancy. She sketches all her concepts manually and bases them on vision, courage and beautiful designs with sophisticated colour combinations. She has gained her inspiration for the application of materials during her travels through Italy, India, Bali, and Morocco.

About the exhibition 'Light & Dark': decoration from Dutch Divine Interior Design (13)*

"The decoration I have used in the hotel is in support of the exhibition. It is my intention to transform the buffet section, which extends into the dining tables, in a winter atmosphere for the hotel guests. I have used a lot of white with silver as an accent colour that fits perfectly with all the festivities. The materials used include white fabric which is well in line with the other exhibitors and possibly small lights/mirrors to emphasize the theme 'Light & Dark'".