24th October, 2023 | 1HR 7MINS

What is Bespoke Interior Design? Marieux and Karst Van Den Broek

In this episode of In the ARENA, Marieux and Karst Van Den Broek join me to share insights into the world of bespoke design

From interior design and art to real estate, the father and son duo work with high-earning individuals, building the reputation their company has today.

In this podcast, we delve into various topics, including:
The essential skills needed for a successful business in design.
Overcoming the challenges of providing bespoke services.
Insights into the foreseeable recession and its impact on the design industry.
The emotional aspects of the design process.

Marieux’s Biography:

Marieux is the Founder and Lead Designer of Treasures International. He describes himself as a dream maker and a composer of interiors, crafting emotional, compelling, and dreamy designs.
Born and raised in The Netherlands, he always had a deep passion for design and architecture, pushing the boundaries of traditional expectations in these fields. Marieux's reputation extends beyond the Netherlands; he has offices in Monaco, Qatar, and Dubai, solidifying his international status as a leader in architecture and interior design.

Karst, one of Marieux’s five children, has joined his father's business to establish another division of Treasures International, centered in Dubai.

Podcast Highlights:

  • 00:00
    • Introduction
  • 05:08
    • The inception of Marieux’s Business: "I stumbled upon design
  • 12:32
    • The emotional nature of design
  • 16:30
    • Why Karst is the only child working with his father
  • 22:18
    • Key strategies for success in the design business
  • 34:11
    • Challenges and nuances of providing bespoke services
  • 41:30
  • 48:20
    • Prioritizing art and its relationship with design
  • 51:11
    • The effects of a recession on various socio-economic groups
  • 58:19
    • Treasures' presence in Dubai and its involvement in boutique hotels

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