About us


About us

The founders

After spending hours on the web looking for a 1950's armchair, Lionel Obadia had the idea of creating a unique marketplace gathering genuine Mid century modern furniture from European dealers.

Quickly, David Mimouni joined the project and the two founders started to build the foundations of a global and specialized online platform.

Fans of Mid century modern furniture, Lionel & David created Design Market to bring together their respective skills to their common passion. In collboration with lots of galleries and professional experts, they built a unique concept for Mid century modern enthusiasts.

The result is a specialized marketplace that allows buyers to easily find genuine Mid century modern furniture easily, simplifying and accelerating web searches for these particular pieces, with hundreds of dealers and thousands of 20th century pieces from Europe.


Our mission

"Our company is growing everyday and we're proud to bring you unique and genuine vintage design pieces from European galleries and antique dealers.

The authenticity of our pieces as well as good customer service are our top priorities. Our aim is to provide you with a unique experience from simply browsing the website, right through to the delivery of a product to your door."

Lionel & David


Associates and partners



Managing Director of TECHNICIS group - the French leader in professional translation (Turnover 2014 : 16m€) - Benjamin has a solid experience in managing international companies.

As a Business Angel and historical investor, he accompanies the two founders in the development of an international company, et gives them precious advices everyday.


Christophe SALANON

Christophe Salanon has a strong experience in startup lanch and Digital Marketing. Former CMO at Spray, then COO at Meetic, he's also Bord member at Groupolitain and Viadéo.

Business Angel for several startups in France and abroad, he seats at the Strategic Board of Design Market. He supports the fouding team in his strategical decisions with his precious experience of successful serial entrepreneur.


Laurent BOREY

Laurent Borey, founder and associate of Mayer Brown office in Paris, is lawyer for large key accounts which he acompanies in their complex operations in international environments.

Member of our Strategic Board, his skills and his unique experience made Laurent a key associate and advisor.