Thomas Dariel is a prominent designer from the interior design agency based in Shanghai, Dariel Studio. As the founder of Campus MaNa, he draws strength and inspiration from his family heritage as the great-grandson of a French furniture designer, grandson of a jazz musician, and son of an architect. With a background in French design, he came to China in 2006 to launch his own interior design studio at the age of 24.
He has earned recognition from the interior design industry and received several awards and accolades, including the French Design 100 in 2022, which rewarded his work and projects for Dariel Studio. Thomas derives his creativity from the various realms of design, fashion, gastronomy, visual arts, and luxury. His design philosophy is driven by a passion for breaking codes and stereotypes.
He has successfully extended his unique signature to product design, collaborating with renowned brands such as Cappellini, Lelièvre, Cire Trudon, and Leblon Delienne.
In 2016, while continuing his work as an interior architect, Thomas Dariel fulfilled a childhood dream by launching his own furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories brand, Maison Dada.
In 2020, he was appointed co-president of the French Publishers within the Ameublement Français.
In 2021, his creations were acquired by the prestigious Mobilier National, marking his entry into the history of French furniture.
2023 is the year of the launch of Campus MaNa, a lifelong project for designer Thomas Dariel.