Returning to the British capital for its eight edition, London Craft Week showcases “beyond luxury” creativity by bringing together established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world. We are delighted to be included in this magic event and proud to introduce the exquisite work of Nada Debs.
Born in Lebanon, she grew up in Japan and graduated from the Rohde Island School of Design in the US: a cosmopolitan, prolific background that informs Nada’s ability to distil culture, craftsmanship and emotional resonance into her work. Her style, referred to as “Contemporary Arabesque”, blends influences from her Lebanese roots and her childhood in Japan as she magnifies oriental handicrafts with a slight addition of Japanese materials.
The exhibition at our Headquarters will shed a light on Nada Debs’ work and practice. Visitors can discover her latest designs – furniture and accessories that reinterpret traditional marquetry – and learn more about crafting techniques thanks to a very informative video and a selection of samples that reveal the process of marquetry from start to finish.
Nada Debs will be present to meet visitors and guests (by appointment) and will give a talk exploring how cultural influences shape craft and design. Talking about her journey of personal encounters, her commitment to elevate Middle Eastern design and keep regional crafts relevant today, Nada Debs will also deep dive into one of her signature craft techniques: Marquetry Inlay.
London Craft Week will be taking place from 9-15 Mai 2022. Come and visit us at The Mews: book your appointment now.