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Marcel Zelmanovitch had the work of Mallarmé in mind when he opened his Galerie Diurne in Saint-Germain des Prés in 1982.

In particular, The Swan, a poem that celebrates the present, which remains a possibility thanks to passion and energy. That’s how he defines his project : to bring back to the light a great craftsmanship getting away from mass production and bringing to light exceptional objects.

Each rug is a unique masterpiece, a revival, each project is an opportunity for an original creation, a new desire brought by “the virgin, bright, and beautiful to-day”.

Artist, painter and founder of Diurne,

Marcel Zelmanovitch has devoted himself to textile design for thirty years. His creative process focuses on the fabric’s features and the abstract compositions of colours, lines and volumes reflects this approach.

Shifting his artistic perspective to rugs craftmanship, he has taken the materials and traditionnal techniques  to create numerous collections and to regularly assists the wolrd’s greatest interior designers with their most impressive creations.


The DIURNE collections were initially the desire of the painter Marcel Zelmanovitch to see his creations come to life in another form using fabric and tibetan craftmanship. The DIURNE collections are also a « voyage » thought the past, exploring the trends that inspired the most beautiful  interiors:

DIURNE Classic revisits classic textile traditions such as Savonerie and other timeless styles: Tibetan, Florentine, Art Deco ect…

DIURNE Contemporary  offers a series of collections, playing on shapes, colors and textures in a modern and elegant style.


Project proposal to approval

Galerie Diurne is your partner in your decoration projects. If you have an idea, a desire, we will help you express it in terms of weaving, fabric, patterns and colors. We will present you the most suitable solution.

Once the inital creative ideas have been set, the DIURNE Studio makes a “project Proposal”. This file contains all the required elements to visualize the future rugs : a sample of the fabrics of each color used in the weaving, the models’ simulations with the proportions and chosen colors, associated with details and virtual insertions in plans or images.

The “project Proposal” will then be modified until your approval is obtained.


DIURNE works hand in hand with its clients, from concept to completion, depending on an interior, inspiration or the specifications submitted to it.

Thus, each model is constantly revisited, creating an unique piece, which will ideally live in the place for which it was designed. Each collection becomes a proposal, a concept that our design studio adapts to our clients’ projects.