Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Co-founders of David/Nicolas design studio.
Studio location: Beirut/Milan.
Describe what you make: Objects and spaces that help us travel through time.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: Supernova, an exhibition about time, space, and Beirut for Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York until April 13.
Describe the problem your work solves: Making an object is already solving one major problem we face, which is: How do we build that? On another level, however, we believe our work is trying to solve many different aspects of a constant research we have been working on around this main element: identity.
Describe the project you are working on now: We are currently designing the first official retailer in the region to be mandated to sell both new and vintage Rolex watches.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: A collection of rugs for CC-Tapis that will be presented in April at Salone del Mobile in Milan.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Music and coffee!
What you do when you’re not working: Being very close friends. When not working we tend to have a drink and talk about work. So much for not working, eh?
Sources of creative envy: Marc Newson, Pierre Chareau, Carlos Scarpa, Armand-Albert Rateau, Helmut Newton, James Turrell.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Instagram.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens! We are not alone…
Dark or light? Light.