Marcelle Asmar was born in Beirut from a Lebanese father and Greek mother. Travelling has been a source of inspiration for Marcelle since her childhood she used to travel a lot and discover new places each visit.
In Lebanon, she grew up in a secluded house with a garden far from the city. She had to use her imagination to fill her free time, especially in the long years of civil war, when she was stuck at home. Her father had a workshop underneath their house where she spent most of her time, discovering his tools and his collections from all around the world. This sense of creativity pushed her to continue in this field. Marcelle graduated from Alba with a master degree in advertising, and worked for a few years in advertising. She wasn’t really satisfied as she felt limited in terms of creativity. After a rewarding experience in the artistic department of a fashion magazine for women, she was ready to start her own business. Marcelle was always attracted to jewelry design and used to design her own. She received many compliments regarding them. Endowed with a strong creative direction and an electric taste for everything that is trendy, this pushed her to create her own line of simple, affordable and personalized jewelry. Marcelle created her own brand in 2003 and named it mAc design.
To Marcelle, everything begins with the brilliant idea of engraving messages or names on gold or silver jewelry. Success is instantaneous, friends are seduced, and everyone goes about their order. This will encourage Marcelle to go further, and address the design of fashion jewelry, both playful and poetic with base materials as silver or gold, adorned with precious and semi-precious stones.
Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Fathers’ day, Mothers’ day… mAc Design’s gift ideas are ideal for all occasions. With mAc design all imaginations are allowed and all the mixes are possible: engrave your name, or the names of your loved ones, your favorite quote or the reproduction of a drawing of your choice on a precious metal. Every piece is in itself unique. The brand creates four collections per year, inspired by trips from around the world. mAc design recently expanded its collection with a line of decorative objects and fashion accessories in the same spirit and the same vein as the jewelry. mAc design has now four shops in Lebanon, one in Bahrain and is distributing worldwide through their website and several distributors in some european and arab countries. In 2014, mAc design joined the Lebanese Franchise Association and is working on opening more shops abroad. In2015 Marcelle was one of the 6 finalists of the Brilliant Lebanese Awards and ended in second place.