Beirut is a vibrant city that you love and hate about 10 times per day. The energy that surrounds you can either bring you down or eventually open up doors you didn’t even know existed; it depends on how you surf the wave. What is certain, in our point of view, is that growing up here does kind of wider your options as you grow up in a city that does not function by the same rules as other cities and in which there is always a plan B, C, D and so on.
Weirdly enough, we complement each other in pretty much everything; from thinking process to execution, marketing to management. We believe that it’s the shared vision that is interesting; we have the same targets and goals and the same passion, the rest is only noise.
Our work is more about being good listeners and being able to translate and filter what surrounds us. Creativity exists in all kinds of jobs, and you need to be a good observer to find a creative way of dealing with any kind of task in your life. What we do is basically show our clients things they wouldn’t expect but that fits all the criteria they had in mind.
Of course not, the process is the same we just work with other ingredients.
David: Nicolas’ perfectionism.
Nicolas: David’s liberty of mind.
The final picture; we build the project as if it was a snapshot, making sure there is good light, coherence, contrasts, exposure and of course harmony.
Well, we are super excited about the restaurant we are doing in Beirut. It is our first public space and we had the chance to be able to draw every single piece that is in the project, from the tile to the lamps. It should be open to public end of January.