David Raffoul & Nicolas Moussallem
David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem are Beirut-based designers. Their unique way of blending retro, contemporary and futuristic elements gives their work a timeless aesthetic that translates to a wide range of projects, from furniture design, to high-end bespoke interiors.
The duo studied together at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts and the Scuola Politecnica Di Design in Milan, going on to found their own studio, david/nicolas, in Beirut in 2011.
Since then, david/nicolas has staged several exhibitions and collaborated with established international brands. In 2014, The New York Times selected david/nicolas as one of the three breakout stars of Milan Design Week, where they launched the bespoke “Artichoke” safe with Agresti for Wallpaper* Handmade, as well as their collection “Dualita” for Nina Yashar’s Nilufar Gallery. Later that year, their first industrial project, the “Orquestra” tableware collection for Vista Alegre, was awarded the Red Dot Design Award and the Wallpaper* Award.
david/nicolas work on multiple types of project, from collaborations with prominent international brands, to the design of their own pieces. They also help to realise the visions of select private clients, whether that means refurbishing a classic car or designing a custom interior for a high-end restaurant.