Step­ping up to the Plate

A Turk­ish-pales­tinian tal­ent lends her unique per­spec­tive to artis­tic china sets

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Nimerol­ogy is a lux­ury table­ware brand started by Nour Al Nimer, a half-turk­ish halfPales­tinian artist who grew up be­tween Beirut and Lon­don. “Wheni was at Cen­tral Saint Martins, I came across a sur­face de­sign course and re­alised that this kind of art sur­rounds us on a daily ba­sis,” says the 32-year-old. “Yet, sur­face de­sign hasn’t re­ceived the recog­ni­tion it de­serves, es­pe­cially as it’s an art­form that has the power to en­hance our lives con­tin­u­ally.” This is per­haps why Al Nimer is de­vot­ing her life to it, study­ing Sur­face Print De­sign at the Lon­don Col­lege of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­fore com­plet­ing her train­ing at the famed Chelsea Col­lege of Arts, with an MA in Fine Arts. She then founded her epony­mous brand of bone china wares in Lon­don in 2012, be­fore re­lo­cat­ing it tois­tan­bul in 2015 (although the fab­ri­ca­tion re­mains in Bri­tain). Her lat­est col­lec­tion – ‘I’m Off To Join The Cir­cus’ – was de­vel­oped for an Ar­chi­tec­tural Di­gest ‘Art of Din­ing’ event in­beirut and fea­tures a play­ful ar­ray of kalei­do­scopic din­ner plates, stream­ing charger plates, as well as some ac­ro­batic salad plates that are all beau­ti­ful in their own right but, when com­bined, show that they’re greater than the sum of their parts.

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