After his graduation from the Royal Academy of Antwerp in 1979, Martin Margiela founded Maison Martin Margiela in 1988. Often referred to as iconoclast, avant-garde and experimental, the Maison expresses its creativity through recycling, transformation and reinterpretation - like a unique proposal defying all laws and rules. The collections gather several lines of products: from ‘Artisanal’ pieces hand-made in the Paris atelier of the Maison to timeless classics, from radical accessories to casual clothes, from fashion to interior design, each of them complementing one another to compose a whole universe, way beyond a mere style. Besides the conception of its collections, the unique identity of the Maison has been clearly recognizable in its various spaces – from showrooms to shops – with signature elements such as the use of whites, cotton fabrics, “trompe-l’oeil”, mix of styles and époque, and hints of humor creating a distinctive atmosphere. Line 13 – objects & publications – was introduced in 1999 with a selection of home objects.