Nour Al Nimer
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