Homo Faber

PRESS EN Languages Account Follow us Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter
Presented by logo Homo Faber by Michelangelo Foundation
Explore Artisans Museums & Galleries Experience Itineraries About
©All rights reserved
©All rights reserved
©All rights reserved
©All rights reserved
©All rights reserved

Marie Grillo

  • Atelier La Couleur du Verre
  • Stained glass maker
  • Paris, France
  • Rising Star
Marie Grillo Stained glass maker
French, English, Russian
By appointment only
+33 781680894
©All rights reserved

Architectural stained glass

  • • Marie believes accuracy is almost more important than beauty
  • • Calligraphy, dance and shadow theatre all inspire her
  • • She loves to be given a carte blanche

Since opening her own workshop in 2015, Marie Grillo specialises in the creation of stained glass windows for architecture projects. She boasts a rich practical and theoretical curriculum which enables her to carry out projects from A to Z, from the artistic research phase to the installation. Drawing inspiration from Franck Llyod Wright’s linear patterns and Charles Rennie Mackintosch’s gracious curves, her work usually involves matching straight graphic rhythms with more organic, spontaneously dynamic gestures. Her stained glass windows are always conceived as architectural works in their own right, with their innovative and singular aesthetics that express Marie's creativity and an element of the unexpected.

Read the full interview


  • ©All rights reserved
  • ©All rights reserved
  • ©All rights reserved
  • ©All rights reserved
  • ©All rights reserved
Photo: ©All rights reserved
Art Deco windows in Paris

This series displays an Art Deco composition of textured glass with richly ornated painted pieces at the centre. The painted patterns are inspired by oriental designs that contrast with the overall structure of the windows.

Height 180 cm
Width 45 cm

Photo: ©All rights reserved
Industrial style windows

This stained glass composition plays with strong textures and lighter ones to create gradients of white, stronger on the left side and gradually turning into more transparent glass. Some pieces have been sandblasted to enhance the rhythm of the lead work.

Height 200 cm
Width 50 cm

Photo: ©All rights reserved
Oil Tanker

This stained glass panel depicts an oil tanker. It was inspired by a painting by the Venetian artist Giovanni Soccol. It took months of work to turn the picture into a stained glass. Every single piece of glass is painted before glazing.

Height 200 cm
Width 100 cm

Photo: ©All rights reserved
Sandblasted roundel

This blue circle is the centre of an Art Deco stained glass wall created for a mansion in Spain. The piece is painted to create more blue nuances before being sandblasted. This technique adds a contemporary touch to the Art Deco style of the project.

Diameter 65 cm

Photo: ©All rights reserved
Weaving pattern

This detail is a close up taken from a composition conceived as a weaving of glass. The lead work allows the vertical and horizontal lines to intertwine in a rhythmical way. In the same way, coloured glass and textured glass are interwoven so as to reinforce the effect.

Enjoy an experience with Marie Grillo

You may also like

Download the app

Find all the Homo Faber Guide content at hand, save, like and much more!