Nada Debs, of Lebanese origin, was brought up in Japan. She studied Interior Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States and started her own design company in the UK designing and producing custom furniture.
The brand began almost as a happy accident, with Debs creating pieces for her own home, without the intention of launching a company. Debs reveals, “As time passed and people were responding positively to my designs, and as my designs started to have a strong distinct identity, I felt that I had to brand it in order for consumers to understand the story and the reason behind what I do”.
Nada’s diverse background led her to combine the cool minimalism of the Japanese aesthetic with the rich traditions of Arabic pattern and warmth of materials to create a unique expression of Eastern design through her interior pieces. At the heart of Nada’s work remains an idea that is ever present in her designs – that of preserving one’s cultural roots while forging an identity for herself, her compatriots, and for the world, of the modern Arab.
With a unique merging of old and new, Debs quickly built a name for herself in the world of interior design. She has been involved in a number of well-known projects such as the revamp of Fakhreldine restaurant in London, the interiors of Liza restaurant in Paris and accessories work for the W Hotel in Qatar, to name but a few.
Today, Debs has two retail outlets based in Beirut – the Debs “Gallery” the Debs “Boutique” with representation in New York,Dubai, Switzerland, Egypt, and Jordan. Currently,she is working on several interior design projects throughout the Middle East.