Robert Marcius (known in the industry and by friends as Marcius) was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and began designing and creating works of art before the age of twelve. At the age of thirteen he began studying under Leon Koury, a protégé of Malvina Hoffman, a student of Auguste Rodin. After attending Delta State University in Mississippi, and Dayton Art Institute in Ohio, he continued his studies of the arts as he traveled throughout Europe for nine months.
Marcius began designing and producing jewelry, sculptures, and objets d’art after moving to New Hope, Pennsylvania, in1972. He partnered with Gene Jonson, forming Jonson and Marcius, and moved his business to Manhattan. During this time he supplied Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Bloomingdale's with jewelry and Karl Springer with accessories, furniture and sculptures.
In 1975 Lorin Marsh launched their business after seeking out Jonson and Marcius to design and manufacture a unique and original line of furniture and accessories. Cartier featured a line of lacquered and chromed metal boxes inlaid with metal and semiprecious stones designed and manufactured by Jonson and Marcius and Tiffany featured a sculpture of a pair of five foot cranes embellished with gold accents and mother of pearl wings also designed and manufactured by Jonson and Marcius.
During the early 1980’s Marcius sold his partnership and moved his operations to North Carolina. He designed the product and direction for Casa Bique until the early 90’s.
For three decades he has designed and developed a seemingly limitless creative array of products. Marcius had clients such as, Casa Stradivari, Thomasville, Lane, Kinder- Harris, Garcia Imports, Cambridge Lamps, Renoir Visions, Allusions (a division of what is known today as the Lam Lee Group), Fredrick Ramond, The Platt Collections and numerous others.
Marcius has come full circle and has returned to his roots of designing, crafting and supplying his own decorative arts through M A R C I U S LLC creating a new and exciting line of product.