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.
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
INTRODUCING ELIE SAAB MAISON RUG COLLECTION
One of the World's leading names in Haute Couture and a red carpet favourite, Elie Saab's refined silhouettes and sumptuous detailing take inspiration from both Paris and Beirut, where his ateliers of craftsmen are based. He first launched his eponymous...Read more