Migration of the Butterflies
Installation; hand-carved wood cast in concrete, six blocks
105 x 105 x 210 cm
Ceramic sculptures, nine ceramics
18 x 25 cm
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.