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Funquetry Collection explores a playful, contemporary interpretation of the traditional handcraft technique of marquetry. Strips of different colored wood are inlaid to produce what is known as a “mother”. In some pieces these are sliced and shifted to create a break in the geometric pattern. In others, they are applied to what Nada calls pleated wood: a triangulated cut into the solid wood.
About the Brand
Lebanese designer Nada Debs is known for her characteristic style which combines Middle Eastern craft with Far Eastern sensibility. This fusion of traditional style elements designed with a minimalist approach and modern materials has become her trademark. Her style stems from her exposure to diverse cultures and experiences, from a childhood in Japan, to design school in America, and her first professional foray in the UK. Her journey came full circle when after an absence of 40 years, she returned to Lebanon and launched her company ‘East and East’ in the year 2000.
Geometry is an important tool for Nada Debs, representing complex philosophies with intricate, simple beauty. She uses materials to tell tactile stories, sometimes in pure and surprising forms, and sometimes with intriguing combinations and juxtapositions.
Her work spans scale and discipline: from product and furniture design to one-off commissions across craft, art, fashion and interiors. What ties her work together is her ability to distil culture and craftsmanship to create pieces of emotional resonance. She captures the power of the human hand to tell stories that touch the heart. She calls her approach: handmade and heartmade.
Product type: Tissue holder
Collection: Funquetry Collection
Material: French oak natural finish with marquetry.
Color: Light brown with blue pattern
Dimensions: (W 12 x L 25 x H 5) cm