Mariette Ghiai-Chamlou was born in Brussels, Belgium out of a white
Russian family who had escaped the Soviet revolution.
completing her studies at the Athenee Royale d'Uccle, she continued her
graduate studies at
1953, she decided to join her husband Heydar Ghiai-Chamlou whom she has
met and married in Belgium and continued her carrier in Iran in
collaboration with her husband.
quickly gained trust and admiration in the Architectural milieu and was
commissioned various interior design projects among which the decoration
for the palace of HIH Princess Chams Pahlavi, the older sister of HIM
the Shah of Iran.
went on to decorate many luxury homes designed by her husband while
creating mosaic frescoes and various avant garde Architectural elements
widely praised in the early sixties.
1976, M.G.C. Produced a book on her husband's design of the Senate House
and attracted much praise from many heads of states. Her book has been
incorporated at the US library of congress as well as most major
universities and schools of Architecture.
POST IMPERIAL TIME
the 1979 Islamic Coup d'état deposed the Imperial Family, M.G.C.
followed her husband into exile in Europe.
is actively participating in various cultural and humanitarian
Mariette Ghiai-Chamlou passed away in Paris, france on March 25th, 2012