Marti's Profile

Founded by two creative and style-driven individuals to create a distinctive brand that takes you from home to work, and back. 

Mimi Marti

Mimi Marti

Mimi Marti loves her job because it does not feel like one. Instead, the Swiss-born Fashion and Interior Designer sees it as her passion, which allows her to rediscover her creativity through interaction with clients.

As the Interior Design Consultant, Mimi is the force behind the many Projects shown on this web site. They attest to her ability to tune into the client’s many varied needs and make a space come to life.

“It’s intuition” Mimi simply saysly says.

It is this innate sense of style that follows through to the Interior Design Consulting aspect of Marti Portfolio. Mimi's instinctive nature allows her to pick up on the subtle nuances that make a world of difference when transforming a mere space into a little world of its own.

“I have a photographic memory for colours, space and light. I can recall what a living environment looked like, and from there, I plan on developing the space’s variation of colours and textures as well,” Mimi shares.

Mimi’s well-tuned knowledge of space and proportions allow her to create the harmony and dimensions – the essential touches that appeal to clients. It is these differences that take a room to another level – evocative and irresistible.

Indeed, Mimi’ s Degree in Fashion Design and many years of experience have served her well throughout the years. Mimi’s creativity has flowed seamlessly from her and partner Hans Marti’s beginnings setting up metroweave, a Textile Showroom, in 1986, followed by Metro Interiors in 1993 and Marti Portfolio.

But what makes Mimi the essence and soul of Marti Portfolio is her honest love for what she does, which she is able to share with her clients, many of whom have sought her expertise continuously and with whom they have later developed a friendship.

“I have the pleasure of serving Generations of returning clients. Some of my dearest ones, I’ve been working with for many years, styling their Interiors. It’s the connection that becomes special,” Mimi says with a twinkle in her blue eyes.

Hans F. Marti

Hans Marti and his partner Mimi began planning for a Store to embark on an adventure embracing the diversity of Australian style.
“Mimi’s immersion and energy has always propelled me in what I do, and I wanted to harness that into something different. That is how Marti Portfolio came to be,” Hans shares.

Having dealt extensively as a Distributor with Fabric Houses from London, Milan, Vienna, Zurich and Amsterdam Hans and Mimi share the European influence in fabrics with the local market.

Where his wife imparts her creative flair into the business, Hans brings with him the business expertise and marketing acumen integral to the business, and previous ventures.

With his beginnings as a Watchmaker followed by years in the IT industry working for Xerox and others, to now being the business backing of Mimi’s Interiors business Marti Portfolio, Hans is a prime example of how versatility and creative application can stand one in good stead through decades of challenges.