Supernova at Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York.
Supernova at Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York.
DESIGNER OF THE DAY

Designer of the Day: David/Nicolas

Founded by David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem, the Beirut-based studio dreams up objects that travel through time, picking up influences from space exploration, ancient geometry, and antique furniture along the way.

Founded by David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem, the Beirut-based studio dreams up objects that travel through time, picking up influences from space exploration, ancient geometry, and antique furniture along the way.

Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.

Age: 30.

Occupation: Co-founders of David/Nicolas design studio.

Instagram: @davidandnicolas.

Hometown: Beirut.

Studio location: Beirut/Milan.

Describe what you make: Objects and spaces that help us travel through time.

Supernova at Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York.

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.

Supernova at Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York.
Partnership
Supernova at Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York.

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.

Supernova at Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York.
Partnership
David/Nicolas.

Concrete or marble? Marble.

High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.

Aliens or ghosts? Aliens! We are not alone…

Dark or light? Light.

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