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.
Presenting new Artist: Christian Hetzel
In occasion of Milan Design Week 2021, we are pleased to present our second newest Bespoke Collection inspired by the artist Christian Hetzel. Part of the Artists Selection Collection, the Bespoke Rugs of the "Tranquility" Collection inspired by Christian Hetzel...Read more
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
5 Ways to Refresh Your Room with Beautiful Style
Whether you’ve been living in your home for some time and are looking for some new interior design ideas, or you’ve just moved in and are styling a room from scratch, your design will be defined by your personal sense...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