Driven by a curiosity for materials and techniques, Betty Montarou’s work evolves through an experimental and sensitive approach. The outcomes reflect the inspiration and process behind them.

From the start of her studies in Product Design at the Ecole Boulle in Paris, Betty Montarou met the ceramist Ulrike Weiss since then engaged in a parallel learning, which led her to an exchange year focused on ceramic and glass design, first in Denmark (DKDS, Copenhagen) and then in Germany (Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule, Halle).

After her diploma in 2014, she has worked at studio Sebastian Herkner in Frankfurt-Germany, where she developed her sense for colors and textures within the fields of object, furniture and interior design.

Since 2018, Betty Montarou runs her own product & ceramic design studio in Frankfurt am Main.

Since 2018

Freelance designer

2015 - now

Senior product designer at Studio Sebastian Herkner, Frankfurt - Germany

2009 - 2015

Several internships:
Ulrike Weiss Ceramiques, textile artist Aurélie Mathigot, Atelier Max Lipsey, Bold Design Studio, Studio Sebastian Herkner

2009 - 2014

Diplom Product & furniture design, ESAA - Ecole Boulle, Paris - France


Exchange semester in industrial design/glass and porcelain at Burg Giebichenstein, Halle - Germany


Exchange semester in ceramic design department at DKDS, Copenhagen - Denmark