Born in France, interior designer and design publisher Emma Donnersberg left Europe and moved to the United States in 2000 to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree at Tulane University, New Orleans. She subsequently graduated from Parson’s School of Design in New York with a focus on interior design. With offices in Paris and New York City, Donnersberg has built an international clientele, and has completed numerous, acclaimed interior design projects in both Europe and North America.
Emma Donnersberg approaches interior design as if she was painting a blank canvas, using spatial organization and an array of colors and textures to generate the highest level of luxury. Emma’s aesthetic has developed through her countless worldwide travels.
After creating many interiors for her international clients, she naturally felt the need to add a more global vision to her projects, making her own design pieces which have been shown in many prestigious international art fairs such as Design Miami or Pad London and Paris.
For Emma, furniture must be sculptural and have its own existence beyond its use. She draws her inspiration from nature, an inexhaustible repertoire of forms, forms that she sketches and initially decline on paper. Then comes the embodiment of the ideas through matter. The choice of materials is of particular importance to her and directly serves an organic vocabulary.
Donnersberg’s cohesive design vocabulary translates in her Editions Donnersberg; a comprehensive design catalogue of pieces informed by artisanal dexterity and the designer’s ongoing collaboration with artists and artisans across Europe