Design is increasingly becoming something important when it comes to lifestyle and home interior. What’s more is that design and practicality are becoming a pair. Designers are no longer producing items that have no use and we thus get to enjoy the aesthetics together with the usefulness.
It’s been a while since I haven’t written about Design. I haven’t selected a Design item on the blog since A Whole Lotta Love. But the ‘Design Item of the Week’ is back on Breadonbutter, offering you ideas, inspiration and beautiful things designed by talented people.
This week, it’s Nayef Francis we’re talking about. A Lebanese Interior Architect, Nayef “pursues his long-life passion for furniture and product design” and exhibits his products in his own gallery in Mar Mikhael, Beirut, “offering a distinctive line of furniture and household items and accessories, exclusively hand made in Lebanon”. He constantly innovates and comes up with fine products.
I’ve chosen two items from his collection that I’ve always had my eye on (and that I will be buying as soon as I move into my own house), made of the same materials – These bottle vases available in different colors, and these layered bowls.
What do you think? Isn’t it a great idea for a gift?
P.S. You can follow Nayef Francis on social media here, check their website here, or pass by the showroom in Mar Mikhael, Hadechian Bldg., Ground Floor, Armenia Street, Beirut.
On a side note, Mar Mikhael is becoming quite the creative district in Beirut and these creative activities are being fiercely supported by the MEDNETA project aiming at enhancing the positive role of “creativity”. Check out their interesting page (here), where events happening everyday around the area are communicated, photos and music related to the neighbourhood’s life and secrets are posted, and updates on the project are shared.