Chief Design Officer
Born in Switzerland, Marc studied business, engineering and material science before obtaining a degree in Industrial Design at the Cleveland Institute of Art & Design, completed by a bachelor of Science in General Business Studies from USF during the pandemic.
After several successful years working as Design Director and Lead Designer, he accepted an opportunity to work in his home country in the luxury interior design industry. He decided a few years thereafter to start his own design and consulting firm, aldesso AG.
Marc thrives on finding elegant solutions to complex projects. He set himself the challenge of making luxury sustainable.
Chief Operations Officer
Born in Switzerland, Ariane has a degree in business and economics, and started her career in international finance. She worked with the UN in New York for several years, after which she moved to London, UK to turn her focus to project management and operations, working closely with management in the industries of luxury and design, as well as logistics, technology and renewable energy.
Ariane thrives on organizing and simplifying the complex, putting her diplomatic skills to good use when necessary.
The name and concept of Aldesso came to Marc Gervait about twenty years ago as he was a student of Industrial Design at the Cleveland Institute of Art . Aldesso is an Italian-sounding name, in homage to the rich Italian design culture, and it is formed of the first syllable of its three main concepts: Alternate Design Solutions.
Marc and Ariane had known each other for many years, through which they had earned each other’s trust and respect. They had even co-founded a public speaking club together for their university. While Marc was still in the United States, one of his clients asked him to design their secondary residence in Switzerland, which he did and asked Ariane to attend to the site for him, reporting to him on progress and representing him with the tradespeople.
Working together even at a distance, they discovered that they had complementary skills and experience, while having the same focus on quality, resource optimisation and customer satisfaction. That collaboration was so successful that a few years later they decided to found aldesso AG together, and have since worked on several projects in various locations and the four languages of this website.
The concept of presenting our clients with alternate design solutions, which are more sustainable whether in materials or processes is perfectly aligned with the original name and essence of the company. We look forward to working with you.