Melbourne’s French interior and furniture designer Nadia Aber is to show her chair collection, a collaboration with Australian fashion illustrator Megan Hess, at the digital version of this year’s Paris Design Week.
Due to Covid, it is going digital next month. Nadia, who owns the Toorak boutique Jade + Amber, has been accepted to showcase La Capsule Royale at the highly prestigious event.
“This is fantastic to have the opportunity to be showing at Paris Design Week and not having to leave Melbourne,” she says. It’s her first time showing her work internationally and she is thrilled at the opportunity.
“I’m not letting Covid-19 stop me from launching my collection to the world and to be involved in this exclusive event will help expand my brand on a global scale,” she says.
She has also been accepted to showcase at the French Maison&Objet trade fair, also transitioning to a digital platform this year, and running alongside Paris Design Week.
Nadia worked with Megan on the chair collection, released in December. The style meets art collaboration is based upon four fantasy themed characters.
La Capsule Royale (The Regal Capsule) chairs are handmade to give a high quality, luxurious finish. Artwork is meticulously engraved into the perspex and can also be bespoke.
“Megan and I share the same love for French style, so to be virtually attending Paris Design Week is exciting as I absolutely adore her amazing illustrations on my chairs,” Nadia says.
Megan has built an international brand working with some of the most prestigious fashion designers and luxury labels including Dior, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Chopard. She says it was an honour to be given the opportunity to use the chair as a blank canvas for her art.
“As soon as I met Nadia, I knew that I really wanted to collaborate with her as we both shared a love of everything French and we had such a similar passion for design.
“When I first saw the final chairs in the flesh, I was almost brought to tears. I have six of them around my dining room table and I literally smile every single time I pass them.”