Lebanese designer Nada Debs is among an innovated and talents group of designers who represent the Middle East at the Salone del Mobile Milano 2019.
Sixty pair of her limited-edition sandal, co-designed with Fratelli Rossetti, will be shown and available for the first time during Milan Design Week. Debs created a unique heel with a zig-zag pattern with contemporary mother-of-pearl inlay in natural solid walnut. The zig-zag pattern symbolizes the heartbeat of Milan and Beirut, two buzzing, creative sister cities.
“My passion for designing heels using our craft has come to life,” says Debs. “For me, craft is about a sense of spirituality in the craftsman – the soul is passed on to the product.”
Currently living and working in Beirut, she grew up in Japan and studied at Rhode Island School of Design in the United States. Her international travels have enabled her to form emotional connections with different cultures.