Appointment11 May 2022, 16:00 - 17:00
12 May 2022 - 13 May 2022, 13:00 - 17:00
Talk10 May 2022, 17:00
Exhibition9 May 2022 - 10 May 2022, 11:00 - 17:00
The Invisible Collection
2–4 Huntsworth Mews
Crafting the Icons of Tomorrow: Nada Debs
Founded in 2016 by Anna Zaoui and Isabelle Dubern-Mallevays, The Invisible Collection is an online destination for discovering beautiful designs from the world’s most renowned talents. Visit their recently opened showroom in Marylebone to explore a unique inventory of bespoke creations and find out how they are made by exceptional craftspeople with unparalleled expertise.
Visit The Invisible Collection during London Craft Week to discover Contemporary Arabesque, a collection of furniture and accessories that reinterpret traditional marquetry techniques by celebrated Lebanese designer, Nada Debs. Alongside the exhibition, a video and selection of samples will showcase the process of marquetry from start to finish.
Nada will be present on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for exclusive appointments.
Join Nada on Tuesday 10 May for a talk exploring how cultural influences shape craft and design:
Cultural Influences through Craft & Design
The Invisible Collection and Nada Debs explore identity, culture and craft as Nada shares her journey weaving personal encounters with craft experiments to elevate middle eastern design and keep regional crafts relevant today. Nada speaks of a Neo-Arabian identity, a contemporary lifestyle rooted in locality; a story of place. The discussion will deep-dive into one of her signature craft techniques: Marquetry Inlay.
About The Invisible Collection
Founded in 2016 by Anna Zaoui and Isabelle Dubern-Mallevays, The Invisible Collection is the leading marketplace for discovering beautiful designs from the world’s most renowned talents. The state-of-the-art online platform offers access to a unique and curated inventory of bespoke creations, entirely made by exceptional craftspeople with unparalleled expertise.
Celebrating the icons of tomorrow and the vanguards that paved the way, The Invisible Collection champions sustainable luxury by promoting local production and heritage, with a made-to-order model. Since 2021, The Invisible Collection has pledged to offset the carbon emissions of its transport and delivery.
The Invisible Collection deeply values the craftspersons’ gesture. The excellence of their know-how and their thrifty approach. By preserving these ancient arts, they honour the traditions of unique expertise that is distinct to the creation of furniture and decoration, cabinetmaking, tapestry, marquetry, ceramic, porcelain, lacquer, foundry, glass, fabrics, embroidery and crystal. The Invisible Collection fully embraces and supports the unparalleled know-how of the great artisans they work with. These craftspeople spend a lifetime to the continuous development of their craft, perfecting the skills they learned from the masters that came before them. The designs they craft are made with passion, care and laser-focus attention to detail. Each design is perfectly executed and made to last: high craftsmanship is the quality that makes it unique.
Following its launch, The Invisible Collection has since expanded its digital presence with showrooms in London, Paris and New York.
About Nada Debs
Born in Lebanon, Nada Debs grew up in Japan and graduated from the Rohde Island School of Design in the US. With her cosmopolitan and prolific background, Nada has the ability to distil culture and craftsmanship to create pieces with emotional resonance. Her style, defined as “Contemporary Arabesque”, blends influences from her Lebanese family and her childhood in Japan as she magnifies oriental handicrafts with a hint of Japanese materials.