Nadine Kanso, the renowned jewelry designer and artist, has unveiled a new collection of cufflinks.
The new Khatt line for Kanso’s Bil Arabi jewelry brand stays true to her trademark style and features Arabic letters.
Born in Beirut in 1968, Kanso majored in communication arts and advertising design at the Lebanese American University. These degrees laid the foundation for her work in design and photography and her line of men’s jewelry features a collection of silver cufflinks, bracelets, rings, necklaces and money clips.
Each piece is designed to reflect her Arabic heritage to wearable works of modern art.
In 2006, Kanso was invited to exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London as part of a group exhibition entitled ‘Arabize Me’.
Later that year, she adapted her exhibit for a solo show at B21 Gallery in Dubai, with a collection that included a series of portraits depicting Arabs from across the region, with an eclectic mix of artistic, creative and cultural milieus entitled, “Who I Am” or “Meen Ana” in Arabic.
Kanso started her Bil Arabi line of jewelry to embody her ideas about her culture and identity. Since launching the the line, she has worked with international brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Kiehl’s and Cruciani on a number of unique art and design projects.
Kanso’s work in both photography and jewelry has been auctioned off to the highest bider at Christie’s, Bonhams and Philips De Purry and in 2016, she was chosen to design a range of products to be sold online and in store for Emirates Airlines.
The new Khatt collection is only available at Sauce Rocks in The Galleria Mall Dubai.