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Article Image - Well Crafted
Clever, contemporary, graceful and somehow masculine, Nayef Francis’ range of furniture, lighting and home accessories could almost be the work of many minds. By eschewing a single aesthetic, whilst still making a statement, they are suited to almost any situation.
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Article Image - Minimal Intervention
Chakib Richani is known for his architectural work but his custom-made furniture has become sought after in its own right for its complex detail, monolithic volumes and striking proportions.
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Article Image - Against the Machine
The careers of William Sawaya and Paolo Moroni have been all about sticking it to the Man. Ironic given the duo’s association with some of the design establishment’s biggest names. But their rebellion changed the way an entire industry works.
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Bespoke speaks to vanguard designer Karen Chekerdjian about her lovingly crafted handmade objects and her influence in the design world.
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Article Image - Archival Revival
Nearly 90 years after Hermès first collaborated with interior designer Jean-Michel Frank on a line of furniture, the French luxury-goods house is reissuing his finest original designs.
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A collective of 105 architects, industrial designers, engineers and artisans, .PSLAB is going from strength to strength. What’s more, the lighting design and manufacturing company is now a well-established brand with projects all across the globe.
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Article Image - Freedom of Creation
Younes Duret is an industrial designer brimming with youthful invention, executed in a humorous, almost playful fashion. With a mixture of contemporary, European-influenced aesthetics and traditional Moroccan motifs, Bespoke reveals how his pieces are the stuff memories are made of.
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Article Image - Coupled Craft
The ability for couples to successfully work together is so mired in pitfalls that it’s rare to discover people doing it prosperously and harmoniously. Dubai-based interior designers, Paul and Ellen Bishop are doing just that.
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Article Image - Hidden Talent
The 2010 Bespoke Ultimate Living Award goes to Houssein Jarouche, the Lebanese-Brazilian founder of Sao Paulo’s ultra-cool concept store MiCasa - a furniture and design shop come art gallery.
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Article Image - The Artoholic
Rami Farook, the Emirati founder of Dubai’s design house Traffic, has started to take Middle Eastern creations to a global level. As intrigued as the rest of the world, Bespoke sat down with Farook to talk a little shop.
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