Playing with basic geometrical figures has always been a highlight of Nada’s work. The repetition of a simple pattern creates a product that can be used either as a desk set or as a set of trays.
About the Artist
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 distill 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 traveling the world, finding connections between different cultures.
There is something of each of her experiences in all of her work. In essence, she captures the power of the human hand to tell stories that touch the heart.
She calls her approach: handmade and heartmade.
About the Brand
Exil Collective was created as an invitation to change the way design is perceived in Lebanon and the Middle East.
In order to reach this goal, we put forward a set of guidelines meant to optimise creation, production, and distribution of design objects imagined by local talents and produced by local artisans. These guidelines are meant to direct the designers’ thinking toward local feasibility, waste reduction, and ethical production: context as a guide for creation tailored to local manufacturing.