Lio

For Haymann Edition

Dreamstatic

For Moooi Carpet

Scudo

for Nilufar Gallery

Bar Michele

Bespoke

Motherboard

For Collection Particulière

MIKADO

Special installation for LE66 Beirut

Dualita

for Nilufar Gallery

Loulou/Hoda

For Art Factum Gallery

Paume Collection

for Nilufar Gallery

Artichoke

for Agresti

Chaise Maurice

for Nilufar Gallery

Orquestra

Manufactured by Vista Alegre

Alter Ego

for House of Today

Digital Love

for Vista Alegre

Explorer

by David/Nicolas

Tessa Collection

by David/Nicolas

Kangouroo

for Diamantini and Domeniconi

Pendulle

for Diamantini and Domeniconi

Toiture

for Diamantini and Domeniconi

Conquête

edited by Pinapen / Beirut

Gold Digger

by David/Nicolas

Flood

For Secondome

Collection Particulière

by david/nicolas

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    David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem, founders of the Beirut based design studio david/nicolas, met while studying architecture at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in Beirut. In 2010 they both embarked upon a masters in product design at Milan's Scuola Politecnica di Design before joining forces to set up an eponymous studio in 2011.

    Describing their aesthetic as 'retrofuturistic' – a mash-up of influences from different periods in design history – the duo create timeless objects that are at once totally new yet reassuringly familiar.They like to think their divergent opinions are what give their designs a unique character - Moussallem is a detail obsessive while Raffoul is more of a freethinker. 'We have a different approach when starting to design, one is very narrative while the other starts sketching 'chunks' of objects, it just adds up to every product we ever created.'

    The studio's breakout year came in 2014 thanks to a busy Milan Design Week that saw the duo launch the bespoke 'Artichoke' safe with Agresti for Wallpaper* Handmade and the luxurious 'Dualita' collection for Nina Yashar's Nilufar Gallery and were selected as part of the “3 breakout stars of the Milan design week 2014” by the New York Times. In addition they presented their first solo show in Beirut, 'Loulou/Hoda', at the city's Art Factum Gallery, and last but not least, at Maison & Objet they introduced the 'Orquestra' tableware collection for Vista Alegre – the studio's first industrial product which was awarder the “Red Dot Design Award” and the “Wallpaper* Award”. In 2015, the duo was selected by Wallpaper* Magazine in the POWER 200 in the “20 designers under 40”.

Portrait by Guillaume De Sardes

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awards

Red Dot Award

March 2015

Wallpaper* Design Award

January 2015

2014

Ad Russia Online

December 2014

Wallpaper* Handmade

August 2014

'The New York Times' Style Magazine

April 2014

'Amphores' highlight of Ambiente Frankfurt Fair

March 2014

'Pendule' in Living

March 2014

Tie Break in CASE & STILI

March 2014

'Pendule' in AD Italia

January 2014

'Digital love' in Yooko

January 2014

'Pendule' in ELLE Decor Italia

January 2014

'Toiture' in ELLE France

February 2014

ELLE Decoration France

March 2014

Casa Vogue Brasil

April 2014

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Scudo for Nilufar Gallery

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Dreamstatic for Moooi Carpets

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LIO for Haymann Edition

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Rocket Science for Verreum

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