Brazilian-born, London-based David Elia is an award-winning artist and designer. His work embraces cultural hybridization and gambiarra, a Portuguese word referencing a makeshift problem-solving style common to Brazil, generally necessitated by or alluding to a lack of tools and inspired by a tradition of resourcefulness—as well as upcycling and Post-Minimalist tendencies.
Much of Elia’s work uses Brazilian society as a frame through which to consider nationally and globally relevant issues through research of human sociology, urban policy, environmental topics as well as security.
Elia’s work is included in multiple public and private collections, including Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), The Museum of Arts & Design (New York), The François Pinault Collection (Paris), and The Sir Elton John Art Collection (London), among others.
ART, DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK
In occasion of Milan Design Week 2021 and the re-opening of our Showrooms, we are pleased to present our newest Collection of custom-made Rugs. Designed by international renowned designer Samuele Mazza, the Collection is a tribute to the abstract artist Mark Rothko. Part of...Read more
ELIE SAAB MAISON RUG COLLECTION DIVES INTO 2021 WITH A COLLECTION DEDICATED TO NATURE.
Colours and volumes come together in a unique capsule collection presented in Milan in occasion of Fashion Week. Following the worldwide launch of the ELIE SAAB Maison Rug Collection last September during Milan Design Week, ELIE SAAB Maison and Sahrai...Read more
SAHRAI UNVEILS ITS TREASURES IN A WORLDWIDE PREMIERE IN MILAN A journey that begins from the new showroom in Via A. Manzoni 38, through history and tradition, to tell the past and the present of the brand, personally or virtually...Read more
SAHRAI AT THE QUIRINALE PALACE IN ROME
Sahrai enters one of the most prestigious buildings in the city of Rome, seat of the Presidency of the Republic: the “Quirinale”. The Quirinale Palace in Rome is one of the most extraordinary residences in the capital. Its construction began...Read more
Sahrai and David Elia present the exclusive Germano-Brasileiro custom Rug Collection
Sahrai and David Elia are proud to announce the exclusive Germano-Brasileiro custom made luxury Rug collaboration. Germano-Brasileiro is a new collection by David Elia brought to life by Sahrai. In this collection Elia was influenced by the historical significance of...Read more