Kashida founder Mirna Hamady shares her most precious Objects of Desire

Published: 5 August 2020 - 3:20 p.m.
By: Jane O'Neill

Born and raised in Lebanon, Mirna Hamady studied graphic design at the American University of Beirut, before delving into the world of product design. Aged 23, she co-founded Kashida, a bespoke design studio in Dubai, creating functional pieces based on 3D Arabic calligraphy.

Bocci's 28 Random Series

Iconic lamps create a bold statement. I have always loved Bocci's 28 Series, as no two installations turn out the same. This is what makes the product so exciting: one single shape remains constant, while playing with glass colours and cord heights renders a unique result every time.

Alessi's PEPA Dish

Serving hors-d'oeuvres in this striking dish will be a conversation starter. Alessi is a brand that has made itself accessible due to its
mass production, wide distribution and functional, everyday objects. This is a dish that will not sit quietly on your table.

Zaha Hadid's Vitra Edition Table

Not a new design but definitely unforgettable, the Mesa table for Vitra brings in the genius of Zaha Hadid's architecture into the home. Having a coffee table like this would have you gazing at it for hours, admiring the dazzling complexity of this piece.

Frederikson Stallard's Glaciarium Series

The design duo that creates art pieces displayed across museums and galleries worldwide, have done the Glaciarium series. Objects made of Swarovski crystal speak of transience, energy, and the natural destructive process. Beautiful amorphous shapes speak of nature's forms using modern technology, a fusion done beautifully.

Tom Dixon's Melt Pendants

A designer I have followed since my years as a student, Tom Dixon's Melt pendants speak of fluidity. Organic forms capture the eye, and are never boring. Things get even more interesting with different arrangements.

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