Domaine de Boisbuchet is a unique, off-the-wall design destination situated on the French countryside. For more than 20 years, Boisbuchet organizes a series of interdisciplinary summer workshops where students and professionals from all over the world come together for a week of experimental work with renowned designers, architects and artists. WantedDesign for the second year partnered with the organization and with the French Airline company XL Airways to offer the opportunity for US design students to take part in a Boisbuchet’s Summer Workshop. We had a chance this year to have two talented young designers able to participate to a workshop of their choice.
Marlee Vlassis is going into her fourth year in the Interior Design program at RIT. She started her education at RIT in 2011 studying Chemical Engineering, but a few years and a coupleof internships later, Marlee changed her major to pursue her passion for Interior Design. She loves to imagine people in places and how different personalities will respond to a crafted space, and that’s what mainly motivates her designs. The collaborative aspect and connections to new creative people coming from all over the world sharing her passion was a key part of her Boisbuchet experience. Discover what motivates this young and talented Interior Designer.
WantedDesign: Can you give us a quick background about yourself and your path until now?
Marlee: I always did well in math and science growing up, so I started my college career in chemical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, and I majored in that for about three years, but as I did my internships, I knew it wasn’t the right fit for me. With only a year left until graduation, I changed my major to interior design, and I am now entering my senior year. I’ve been interning with Staach, a local design firm in Rochester, NY since the beginning of the summer, and that experience has confirmed that following my passion was definitely the right choice.