DISCOVER OUR COLLECTIONS
Keeping it Together
We believe it is our way of #keepingittogether. After the destruction of the August 4th explosion, we chose not to renovate the space because we felt that we still need time to process the impact of what happened. Some of the pieces you see inside have been destroyed during the explosion. Others are objects that have been re-created out of the debris from our Studio space upstairs. We have used our craft techniques as a way of connecting the broken pieces.The Keepingittogether Bowl is created using the broken pieces of glass from the August 4 Beirut blast. We chose to recreate objects using our craft techniques as a way to transform our pain into hope.We believe it is our way of keepingittogether.
Patterns in Nature
The universe of wood is vast. Studio Nada Debs and Story teller Salim Azzam look into the flawlessness of nature by observing how the fauna makes its home within the flora, replicating this marriage into luxury furniture. With the signature geometric patterns laid out in marquetry using walnut, oak and olive wood, along with a new craft technique developed by Debs, the collection results in a show of poetic synergy featuring birds, botany and narratives of nature. The collection reveals the many patterns in nature, from a full-fledged eco-system comprising of birds, insects and trees to the geometric patterns that we always use in our work as well as the beautiful patterns of the wood grains themselves.
MarquetryMania explores, once again, the handcrafted technique of parquetry by applying a playful yet powerful interpretation to it. Bypassing the expected, the collection comprises of home accessories and furniture with a softer edge. Applying linear forms onto rounded shapes breaks down the paradox and gives rise to a whole new interpretation of this Middle Eastern craft. Mania is conveyed by striking color combinations, bold shapes and raving mirror reflections.
A playful and contemporary interpretation of the traditional craft of parquetry. Strips of different coloured wood are inlaid to produce what’s known as a “mother”. In some pieces these are then sliced and shifted to create a break in the geometric pattern. In others, they are applied on to pleated wood. Our perception of these pieces changes as we move around them. All are handmade in Beirut using either American Walnut or bleached American Walnut as a base.
Now & Zen
Inspired by contemporary Japanese aesthetics using local craft from the Middle Eastern region. The craft involves mother of pearl inlay stained in rainbow colors as well as carving and tin inlay techniques.
Carved Ash wood is what defines the Strand collection. Natural wood with sleek minimalist lines juxtapose effortlessly with the exuberance of hand carved motifs that result in intricate but airy pieces. Perforated by hand; the geometrical intersection of lines respond with shadows when met with light. Various types of seating, tables and consoles are available from the Strand collection.
Inspired by vintage lounging, the Summerland collection is reminiscent of the heydays of Beirut. Mid-century design in Ash wood is crafted into furniture and accessories featuring woven straw. Pieces sit comfortably outdoors as they do indoors due to the sturdy nature of straw, which has been continuously used since ancient times with very little change in technique.
Rhythmic movement characterizes the Arabesque style. Whether it’s linear, interlacing or scrolling, the inspiration is drawn from the growth and infinite expansion of the cosmos.
The Classic Collection is the cornerstone of the boutique line and a model of the East & East design philosophy. It aspires to capture the boundlessness of Islamic geometry within the purity of Far Eastern minimalism. These pieces employ the traditional technique of mother of pearl inlay in wood, marrying this decorative warmth to contemporary forms.
Draw The Line
Simple geometric form, a minimalistic application of craft, those are the characteristics of this geometric composition of this collection.
Transparency is a virtue; an indicator of value and clarity. The clear collection brings together opposites, synthetic material and noble craft. Plexiglas and resin inlayed with mother of pearl and various metals modernizes the traditional and embellishes the industrial.
Nada Debs x Life Lebanon2023
MENART FAIR PARIS2023
Palais d'Iena Paris 15-17 Sept.
GRAND PRIX D ‘ HONNEUR - INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE2023
Green Cedar Lebanon - Upcycling Tree Art2023