Welcome from the founder and chairman Helle Byrn
Helle Byrn. Chairman and Founder of the Marbella Design Academy
Helle Byrn, is herself a Danish designer. Her academic background hails from Danmarks Designskole, where she received a degree as an interior architect in 1976. Since 1986, Helle has fronted her own design company, Helle Byrn Design, holding international patents in 24 countries.
In 1993, Helle chose to emigrate to the warmer climate of Marbella, in Spain. Marbella at that time was undergoing the beginning of a major building boom, during which higher education was an unexplored concept. In this context, in the spring of 1995 Helle Byrn had the foresight and decided to open an international design school in the area and hasn’t looked back since.