Azza Mahmassani is a surface designer that explores the multiple possibilities of decorative arts drawing on the different canvases of her experiences.
A graduate of Columbia University, she began her career in finance, working in New York, London and Paris for more than six years. Hungry for creativity, she decided to trigger an entirely new professional journey by embracing her artistic side and attending the Ecole d’Art Mural de Versailles in 2010.
A year later, Azza founded Bowya, a decorative arts studio based in Beirut. Combining traditional and modern mural painting techniques, her designs have dressed-up the walls of a number homes and restaurants with unique textures that often give a gently interlaced, woven fabric feel.
Dedicated to broadening the scope of her work, Azza is currently creating a collection of luxury wallpapers that capture her distinct brush stroke and handcrafted style.