Nada Debs is a Lebanese designer living and working in Beirut. Her work spans scale and discipline: from product and furniture design to one-off commissions across craft, art, fashion and interiors. What ties her work together is her ability to distil culture and craftsmanship to create pieces of emotional resonance.
Nada grew up in Japan, studied design at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States and has spent significant periods of time living and travelling the world, finding connections between different cultures. There is something of each of her experiences in all of her work.
Nada is a designer who believes in the power of design to transcend time and geography, connecting us on a primal level. For her, design is not just about form and function but also about evoking emotions and telling human stories. She values the importance of connection, whether it be with a place, a person, or our own sense of identity within the world. Nada is fascinated by the ability of human hands to tell stories and create a sense of belonging. Her belief in craft goes beyond language, culture, and geography, making her work universally relatable. Geometry is an important tool for Nada, representing complex philosophies with intricate yet simple beauty. She uses materials to tell tactile stories, sometimes in pure and unexpected forms, and sometimes with intriguing combinations and juxtapositions.
Nada's approach to design is rooted in the belief that it can have a profound impact on our lives, bridging the gaps between cultures and times. By creating designs that evoke emotion and tell human stories, Nada aims to foster a sense of connection and belonging. She values the unique ability of the human hand to create meaning through craft, and often uses geometry to represent complex ideas in simple yet beautiful ways. Nada's use of materials is both surprising and thought-provoking, with unexpected combinations and juxtapositions that tell tactile stories. Her designs are not just about aesthetics, but about creating a deeper understanding of our place in the world and the connections we share with others.
NADA DEBS X STUDIO LÉL
Rooted in the philosophy of her brand to explore different crafts from around the world and find material expressions that speak the language of a place and its people, Nada Debs envisioned a recreation of her signature carapace table using Lél's craft of stone inlay.
The merging of two cultures and a marriage of craft, Nada Debs and Studio Lél, collaborate to recreate the signature carapace table in an alchemy of colors, symbolic of both worlds. Rooted in the philosophy of her brand to explore different crafts from around the world and find material expressions that speak the language of a place and its people, Nada Debs envisioned a recreation of her signature carapace table using Lél's craft of stone inlay. Materials: Amazonite onyx and marble on metalLimited Edition 1 of 8 (1st Edition, showcasing at Gallery COLLECTIONAL)Accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity Press release: Preview