Besides showcasing the work of established designers, the Maison & Objet interior design and decoration trade fair also shines the spotlight on upcoming talents. The fall 2018 edition (September 7-11), held at the French capital’s Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center, is celebrating young designers from Lebanon – one of whom is Anastasia Nysten.
What is your earliest memory linked to design?
I’ve always loved making things, decomposing objects, rebuilding them….I used to make miniature furniture when I was a child. I didn’t quite think I would continue doing that later in life but it’s just something I never gave up doing. Sketching and making mock-ups becomes an addiction.
What is your favourite material to work with?
I like natural materials, materials that age well like wood, metal, stone… I’ve always been fascinated by timeless objects and how the design has survived the test of time.
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Which design period are you most inspired by?
Mid-century modern. It’s a time when everyone was experimenting with materials, shapes, and concepts.
Can you describe your project for M&O in a few words?
I’ve developed a collection derived from the concept of the Troll Chair I created last September. The Troll Chair is an exercise of revisiting the composition of a seater, what we already know. It is somewhere between a bean bag and an armchair that I’ve decomposed and reassembled as to come up with a skeleton holding a fleshy pillow.