Cities Boutique, the region’s leading art, design and lifestyle store, is pleased to announce its participation in Design Days Dubai 2017, which will take place in Dubai Design District (d3), March 14 -17. Since its inception in 2008, Cities Boutique has been dedicated to bringing a new understanding and appreciation of design to the Middle East, as the dynamic concept store continues to take its clients on a creative journey through global design. This year’s exhibition at Design Days Dubai will draw its inspiration from urban architecture and the metropolis jungle of Dubai, creating a city on display through the artistic lens of is designers. The concept is highlighted by the innovative collection ‘Steelscrapers’ from the one and only Nada Debs, which will be unveiled for the first time at Design Days.
Nada Debs will construct table designs that draw inspiration from the rugged yet delicate urban landscape of the Middle East, by evoking the rhythm and energy of the skyscrapers which surround us. Her collection of tables entitled ‘Steelscrapers’ are inspired by the composition of a skyline and the linear forms which emerge in the structure of each towering skyscraper. The ‘Steelscrapers’ collection sees her signature style of geometric shapes, designed in a new way to depict the linear forms which appear in the urban landscapes that we inhabit. Using industrial materials such as brass, copper, and acid treated steel she combines what is familiar to us, into an artistic understanding of our relationship with the modern metropolises and geometric contours which embody the contemporary Middle East.
Cities Boutique stunning exhibition is entitled, ‘City on Display’ from three talented designers, including Cypriote Stelios Moursarris and Lebanese new comer Tarek El Kassouf. Please find a link to the full press release below here.
More about the Designer, Nada Debs:
Nada Debs, of Lebanese origin, was raised in Japan. She studied interior architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States, starting her first company in the UK, designing and producing custom furniture. After a 40 year hiatus, Nada Debs’ Levantine spirit brought her home to Beirut, where she discovered that designs for modern Middle Eastern furniture were non-existent. She then established her company East & East, where the brand fuses Eastern tradition and minimalism. Her multicultural approach attracted the attention of the design world. Today Nada operates from Beirut and is represented globally, delivering to the world. The Nada Debs mission is to celebrate Eastern craftsmanship through contemporary design. It is about reintroducing and reinterpreting local design by mixing Middle Eastern craft with Far Eastern sensibility, resulting in a fusion of East and East.
“It is the hand that makes what the heart creates.” – Nada Debs