Southway Studio is located in an elegant 19th century pavilion at 433 boulevard Michelet, at the gateway to the Mazargues district, an ancient suburb that was home to the fishermen of the Calanques as well as a population of workers and craftsmen for generations . Mazargues is characteristic of the urban history of Marseille, which developed from the 18th century by absorbing the surrounding villages. However, far from massive densification, this district has retained its village character and its own identity, while offering a rich cultural offer, thanks to the proximity of the Cité Radieuse by Le Corbusier, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the City of Marseille and the Museum of Decorative Arts at Château Borely.
Southway Studio is in line witht the Arts & Crafts of William Morris, and combines design and production of scenography, decor, art objects and furniture. The studio borrows motifs, techniques and materials from history, such as Roman lime, ceramics and fresco painting, which it reinvents and reuses in its creations.