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Nada Debs x Studio Lél

GANDHARA CARAPACE #5, 2023

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Nada Debs x Studio Lél

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Nada Debs is a Levantine 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. Nada grew up in Japan, studied design at Rhode Island School of Design in the United States, and has spent time living and traveling the world, finding connections between different cultures. What ties her work together is her ability to distill culture and craftsmanship to create pieces of emotional resonance. She believes design can cross time and borders and touch us on a primal level. She calls her approach "handmade and heart made." Debs’ designs are represented globally and she has also exhibited artworks at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), the Haus der Kunst (Munich), the Boghossian Foundation (Brussels), Institute du Monde Arabe (Paris), and has a permanent piece of work at the Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha, Qatar).

Exhibited at Design Miami/ 2023 This precious collectible design work is part of the ‘Gandhara Carapace’ collection, a set of tables and seats with minimalist lines, highlighting mosaic surfaces of semiprecious stones (lapis lazuli, amazonite, onyx, malachite) and marble stones. The project uses traditional stone inlay techniques and a palette of beautiful colors to realize a very contemporary look and feel. For the Florentines of the 16th-century Italian Renaissance, who brought this art to its apogee, this meticulous act of cutting and adjusting stones into intricate and exquisite forms was akin to painting – ""painting in stone"". Each work in the collection incorporates a ‘Carapace’ polygonal marble motif that evokes geometry as a universal language and represents a symbol of protection. ‘Gandhara Carapace’ illustrates Nada Debs' world-renowned multicultural approach to design, as well as her talent for revisiting fine crafts in a contemporary light. The collection was born from the collaboration between Nada Debs and Meher Asad, a graduate of the Pratt Institute in NYC and artistic director of Studio Lél, which for thirty years has been committed to preserving and re-interpreting the art of stone inlay.

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