By San­dra

U Magazine - - DÉCOR -

Story-telling has a whole new di­men­sion

An in­te­rior ar­chi­tect, fur­ni­ture, prod­uct and light­ing de­signer, this lady has definitely earned the name she has made for her­self in Le­banon. Hav­ing grad­u­ated from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-arts in Beirut with a Mas­ters de­gree in In­te­rior Ar­chi­tec­ture, San­dra took on an MFA in Light­ing De­sign from Par­sons, New York. Ever ex­pand­ing her skills and knowl­edge as a de­signer, she trav­elled to Paris to com­plete an in­tern­ship in In­dus­trial De­sign at the Ecole Na­tionale Supérieure des Arts Dé­co­rat­ifs. Defin­ing her creations as a form of story-telling, San­dra ex­plains that there is of­ten more to her de­signs than what meets the eye. She re­veals to us that be­hind ev­ery col­lec­tion there is a tale that in­spired it – from re­viv­ing so­cial aware­ness to con­vey­ing nos­tal­gic sen­ti­ments. Drawn to the vin­tage world, each de­sign con­stantly re-in­vents tra­di­tions with a fresh new con­tem­po­rary tech­nique, the re­sult is a 'mélange' of con­trasts. Her work il­lus­trates the en­tire process; from the con­cep­tion to the cre­ation and pro­duc­tion of her own fur­ni­ture and home ac­ces­sories line. In ad­di­tion to this, she is the con­cep­tual de­signer and in­te­rior ar­chi­tect be­hind a host of venues in­clud­ing bou­tiques, res­i­dences and restau­rants. Be­ing some­one who en­joys ex­per­i­ment­ing and ex­plor­ing new ma­te­ri­als, San­dra’s artis­tic na­ture gave way to a mix of var­i­ous func­tional col­lec­tions from Demo­cratic de­signs (SMAC), to lim­ited edi­tion pieces and space de­sign­ing that arouse and stim­u­late dif­fer­ent sen­sa­tions and feel­ings.

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