Merging Butterflies

Hand-carved wood cast in concrete with ceramic

Handmade butterflies
210 x 105 cm

Executed in 2021.

Unique piece

"The burtterflies - depicted taking flight - represent the mass migration of the Lebanese people following political turmoil, the struggles of the country’s economy, and the increasingly challenging living conditions over the past two years."


This item will be delivered after the exhibition is over
About the Designer

Nada Debs (b.1962) is a designer living and working in Beirut. Her work ranges from product and furniture design to one-off commissions across craft, art, fashion, and interiors. Having grown up in Japan, she studied design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the United States and has traveled all over the world, looking for connections between different cultures. The common thread in her work is her ability to distil culture and craftsmanship to create pieces of emotional resonance that cut across time and borders. Debs’ work has been shown globally, including at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; the Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium; and Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France. Her design pieces are part of the permanent collection at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.

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