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Inspired by nature, Nada Debs launches first leather marquetry collection

Lebanese designer Nada Debs merges Levantine and Japanese processes within each of the furniture accessories in the “New Horizons” collection. (Supplied)
Lebanese designer Nada Debs merges Levantine and Japanese processes within each of the furniture accessories in the “New Horizons” collection. (Supplied)
Lebanese designer Nada Debs merges Levantine and Japanese processes within each of the furniture accessories in the “New Horizons” collection. (Supplied)
Lebanese designer Nada Debs merges Levantine and Japanese processes within each of the furniture accessories in the “New Horizons” collection. (Supplied)
Lebanese designer Nada Debs merges Levantine and Japanese processes within each of the furniture accessories in the “New Horizons” collection. (Supplied)
Lebanese designer Nada Debs merges Levantine and Japanese processes within each of the furniture accessories in the “New Horizons” collection. (Supplied)
Lebanese designer Nada Debs incorporates craft with natural materials in the formation of cigar ashtrays called ‘Plug-Ins’ in the “Sensorial Affair” collection. (Supplied)
Lebanese designer Nada Debs incorporates craft with natural materials in the formation of cigar ashtrays called ‘Plug-Ins’ in the “Sensorial Affair” collection. (Supplied)
Lebanese designer Nada Debs incorporates craft with natural materials in the formation of cigar ashtrays called ‘Plug-Ins’ in the “Sensorial Affair” collection. (Supplied)
Lebanese designer Nada Debs incorporates craft with natural materials in the formation of cigar ashtrays called ‘Plug-Ins’ in the “Sensorial Affair” collection. (Supplied)
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12 Feb 2022 09:02:06 GMT9
12 Feb 2022 09:02:06 GMT9

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Lebanese designer Nada Debs has launched her very first leather marquetry collection entitled “New Horizons.” Looking to nature for inspiration, the new collection features a a selected range of accessories that include a vide poche, coasters, and leather carafe holders in a color palette that represent the elements of earth, water, and fire for red, blue and green.

Lebanese designer Nada Debs merges Levantine and Japanese processes within each of the furniture accessories in the “New Horizons” collection. (Supplied)

“For those who like to step into the unknown, this new collection represents views of the horizon looking beyond mountain escapes, sunsets and sunrise, and the ocean in its vast glory,” Nada Debs said in a press release.

The new accessories present an overlap of geometric patterns embosses on leather, along with organic curves that are hand-carved into shape with unique leather marquetry technique. Each piece is worked on by skilled artisans to achieve signature craft elements such as the curving of Armenian leather atelier to develop an end result which represents a fusion of Japanese design and Middle Eastern processing. 

In another collection entitled “A Sensorial Affair” that includes cigar ashtrays called ‘Plug-Ins’ Debs appeals appeals to collectors, connoisseurs, and trendsetters in search of minimalist, adaptative and versatile designs that go beyond function and form.

Lebanese designer Nada Debs incorporates craft with natural materials in the formation of cigar ashtrays called ‘Plug-Ins’in the “Sensorial Affair” collection. (Supplied)

“The intention was to bring back a sense of community in a socially distanced world and to create something meaningful and versatile, that is safe and stylish,” Debs said. 

Staying true to the brand’s unique aesthetic, which was formed by the four countries she has lived in: Lebanon, Japan, America, and the United Kingdom, the new collection incorporates natural materials with crafts, offering an accessory that enhances everyday experiences.

Manufactured through the use of natural materials such as wood and marble, with tin in-lays and mother-of-pearl detailing, the range features geometric formations that are available in three primary shapes, square, rectangle and circle. Combining the designs with natural color aesthetics allow the collection to cater to the evolving preferences of new generations while simultaneously maintaining the connection to old-world crafts.

Designed for a niche audience, the Plug-Ins blend form and function to embody both, elegance and geometry in a manner that allow the accessory to appear personalized yet utilized in socially responsible way through the spirit of contactless sharing.

The personalized aspect of the accessories are attributed to the provision of customers with the option to mix and match the set of Plug-Ins, which are available in six colors, or purchase it as a stand-alone.

The accessories make for an ideal gifting option, specifically for those in pursuit of a lifestyle statement and are available for purchase worldwide at www.studionadadebs.com.

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