Nour Al Nimer

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Beirutis love throw­ing lav­ish par­ties. If you’re feast­ing in the homes of the city’s art crowd, you’re likely to be din­ing off beau­ti­ful porce­lain cre­ated by Nour al Nimer for her lux­ury table­ware brand, Nimerol­ogy. The daugh­ter of a Pales­tinian fa­ther and Turkish mother, the de­signer was born and raised in Beirut, and house-proud Le­banese can’t get enough of her imag­i­na­tive col­lec­tions. Nour’s dis­tinc­tive style grew from the art that sur­rounded her as a child. Her fa­ther, Rami el Nimer, is a renowned col­lec­tor with a vast ar­chive of Islamic art, in­clud­ing Ot­toman ceramics and an­tique tex­tiles. To­day, Nour rein­ter­prets mo­tifs and pat­terns from th­ese beau­ti­ful arte­facts and blends them with in­spi­ra­tion gath­ered from her trav­els. The re­sult is en­chant­ing col­lec­tions such as I Left My Heart In Mex­ico and An Ode To Scan­di­navia. The tal­ented young de­signer cur­rently lives be­tween New York and Is­tan­bul but re­turns to Le­banon reg­u­larly to visit old haunts. Here are some of her favourites.

Life on a Plate Clock­wise from top: Nour al Nimer at the Os­car Niemey­erde­signed Rashid Karami In­ter­na­tional Fair in Tripoli; one of Niemeyer’s iconic domes in Tripoli; the ru­ins in Baal­bek; a plate from Nour’s I’m Off To Join The Cir­cus col­lec­tion

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