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Rawan Muqaddas Behbehani
Rawan Muqaddas started her career in New York, where she worked on various residential and hospitality projects in and around the city. After graduating from Columbia graduate school of planning and preservation in 2017, she began her move to the UK to set up a young design studio in 2019. She is currently working on projects between New York, London and Kuwait.
Rawan is continuously inspired by contrasting schools of thought, and the many cultural narratives that have shaped our diverse contexts. Every project has its influences and constraints that become the most essential forces behind the work. Through discipline and collaborative exploration, the team looks to define a unique vocabulary for every space or object while experimenting with unconventional, playful materials, applying then rethinking traditional methods of making, and obsessing over details. Guided by curiosity, they look to the old and the new to create minimal and timeless spaces that evoke emotion; an ode to the past through their innate love for the rawness of simple things.