Under the theme “Growing Sustainability”, and inspired by the craft of chair caning, Nada G™ produces a bespoke collection as a tribute to the good old days that brought families together.
After the success of its ‘Colour, Light & Dome’ created exclusively for Sursock Museum, Award-winning Nada G™ has been invited by Sursock Museum to celebrate this year's theme: ‘Growing Sustainably’ held from 20th to 29th of May.
Nada G™ has designed and produced a bespoke capsule collection ‘Khaizaran – A Tribute to Lebanese Workmanship’ to launch at Sursock Museum Store for its event ‘Culture Imagined’ held during the Beirut Design Week, and dedicated to Lebanese cultural sustainability.
Renowned for her collections inspired by her family, Nada Ghazal, Founder and Creative Director of Nada G™ has created ‘Khaizaran – A Tribute to Lebanese Workmanship’ as an homage to beautiful times when generations in her family used to sit together on Khaizaran chairs and go about their lazy afternoons. While the men in her family played a competitive loud game of backgammon, the women occupied themselves with crochet and other arts and crafts. And on special occasions, the chairs were used for other purposes she explains, “The Khaizaran chairs were ever present. I remember before Eid we would rigorously wash the surfaces of the chairs. My mother, grandmother and aunts would form delicate rings out of biscuit dough and before putting them on trays to bake in the oven, they would hand them to us children to dip in sesame and then gently press them on the surface of the chair so that the print of the chair would emboss on the biscuits. The biscuits came out of the oven lightly golden and we would pretend they were bracelets” Nada recalls. “I dedicate my collection to those hands that worked tirelessly, whether to produce perfect delicious delicately decorated golden Kaak (biscuits), or weave khaizaran chairs whose designs adorned the tasty Kaak” she adds.
The collection, made of 18karat gold and diamonds, which includes rings, bracelets, cuffs, and cufflinks, will be unveiled at the Sursock Museum Store during Beirut Design Week, and sold exclusively at the venue.
With this collection, the designer hopes that it will also trigger memories for others because Khaizaran furniture, or chair caning, is an ancient craft that is part of the Lebanese identity and the famous Gebrüder Thonet’s “No. 14 Chair”, used to be found in almost every Lebanese home.
About the event:
Beirut Design Week 2015 celebrates this year's theme: ‘Growing Sustainably’ held from 20th to 29th of May. During the Beirut Design Week, Sursock Museum Store will hold an event titled ‘Culture Imagined’, a new product showcase dedicated to Lebanon’s cultural sustainability. Nada G™ will showcase bespoke capsule collection ‘Khaizaran – A Tribute to Lebanese Workmanship’ comprised of 18karat gold pieces inspired by the art of chair caning an ancient craft that is part of the Lebanese identity. This is Nada G™’s second time exhibiting within Sursock Museum Store. The first exclusive collection ‘Colour, Light & Dome’ was revealed last December 2015 and was met with raving success. Nada G™ owns three lines, True Originals featuring Malak, Aya, Matrix collections; The Bespoke Line which showcases one off pieces, Outburst which comprises of seasonal collection, and Capsules, which includes the 2 collections exclusively featured at Sursock Museum Store.