Before opening Les Ateliers Courbet in 2013, Melanie Courbet was an independent curator and a consultant specialized in contemporary art and design. Exhibition programs developed by Courbet were shown at the MUBE Museum in Sao Paulo, the New Museum in New York, Jean de Merry in Los Angeles, Cappellini in Los Angeles, Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Los Angeles Municipal Art Museum as well as Christie’s both in Paris and Los Angeles. For 10 years, Mrs Courbet has advised clients both private and institutional between Europe and the United States. Her passion for art and design combined with her business and communication skills have lead her to collaborate with international designers and artists and supervise exhibitions, artistic collaborations or design projects around the world.
Melanie has collaborated with a wide scope of entities including the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Morphosis Architects, Dror and various brands under the LVMH Group.
As Les Ateliers Courbet's Showroom Director, Samuel Leeds brings to the team his decorative art and marketing-communication expertise gained over years of collaboration with institutions such as the Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The American Folk Art Museum in New York City. Previous to the museum world, Mr. Leeds' background was in Fashion and Publishing Today he advises Les Ateliers Courbet’s clientele while managing the gallery exhibition and events programs with the showroom's manufacturers, artists and collaborators.