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SPECIAL PROJECT FOR CHRISTIE'S

Our designer loves a play of words and phrases in Arabic. They are full of romance, passion and translated into any other language, they are pure poetry. Celebrating colloquial Arabic, in particular the dialect of the UAE, Fdeytak was a special piece that salutes the gesture of love…

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YA NOOR EL AIN - COLLABORATION WITH ROBERT WAN

Bil Arabi collaborated with the king of pearls Robert Wan on a special ring that was unveiled at the Doha Watches and Jewellery Exhibition in February 2016…

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YA GHALI FOR HARVEY NICHOLS

Collage work is something that presents itself a lot in Nadine’s creative world, mostly in photography. For a special collection for Harvey Nichols, Dubai, Nadine extended this format to precious, heirloom jewellery, adding a contemporary edge to classic pieces through Arabic calligraphy additions.

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2016 — NADINE KANSO X TANAGRA

In collaboration with Tanagra, Nadine designed limited edition, haute gift ideas for luxury lifestyle labels Christofle and Bernarduad, imbuing their coveted catalogues with contemporary Arabian sentiment. For Christofle, it was a stunning bookmark in sterling silver, bearing the designer’s love for Arabic Calligraphy. Building of Bernarduad’s legacy of fine Limoges porcelain, a Habibti plate makes for the perfect heartfelt gift.

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2014 — WALLPAPER* MIDDLE EAST REVEALED

Presented in association with Dubai Design District (d3), ‘Wallpaper* Middle East Revealed’ at the LDF14 showcased a thought-provoking exhibit around the region’s cultural identity. Curated by Wallpaper* editor-at-large Suzanne Trocme, the exhibit featured interdisciplinary design curated from seven Middle-Eastern countries, bringing together a dozen creatives working across furniture design, fashion and photography. Inspired by light, Nadine presented the sculptural DIA collection.

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2014 — ISLAMOPOLITAN

Curated by Khalid Shafar and Giuseppe Moscatello, Islamopolitan was present at the Istanbul Design Week in collaboration with the Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah. Nadine designed a special ring for the show – a tribute to the first of the five pillars of Islam, Al Shahada, designed to be worn on the Index finger. This ring that lovingly bears the name of Allah is a unique exploration in jewellery design, casting a shadow akin to a mosque’s minaret when held against light. Islamopolitan was made its way to Superstudio in Milan in April 2015. The exhibition was presented alongside the Salone del Mobile and Milan Expo 2015.

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2008 — ISLAMIC ARTS FESTIVAL

For the festival held at Bait Al-serkal and under the patronage of the Government of Sharjah – Department of Culture and information, Directorate of Art, Nadine expanded on Bil Arabi’s by now well etched cultural voice. Through a new collection ‘Bling Bling’, not only did Nadine capture the generation’s fascination with shiny, statement making pieces, but in borrowing from poetry, calligraphic arts and incorporating culturally resonating elements of the Arabic way of life, like ghutras, she captured the essence and aspirations of the modern Arab Identity.