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David / Nicolas
Amaranto wood, Purple leather, Satinated brass
H:76 W:160 D:64

At the core of david/nicholas’ practice is an essential duality. The creative spark between designers David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem is derived from a delicate balance: between imagination and stoic logic; unbounded creativity and practical research; a curiosity about the future and a deep respect for the past.

The pair met while studying architecture at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts in 2006 and founded their studio in 2011. Over the past decade, they have gained global recognition working across interiors, furniture, and product design, leading them to open a second office in Milan in 2021. The move marked a return to Italy after Raffoul and Moussallem earned master’s degrees at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in 2011, prior to Raffoul working at Fabrica, in Treviso, Italy between 2012 and 2013. More »

Raffoul and Moussallem approach furniture design with precision and subtlety, guided by deeply held relationships with the artisans who realise their work, allowing them to continuously push the possibilities of contemporary craft. Their Supernova collection merged inspirations such as oriental geometry, lost civilizations, antique furniture, and robotics and featured intricately hand-carved boiserie — which has become an integral part of the studio’s visual language — and hewn travertine tables inlaid with esoteric symbols wrought in brass.