Born in Beirut - Wajih Nakkash is an interior architect on a truly international scale. He began his education at the Beaux Arts in Beirut, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.
He continued his studies in Florence graduating with a Master’s Degree in Interior Design. Wajih spent several years in Italy perfecting his trade before moving to Dubai in 1980 to establish his own interior design firm.
In 1983, Wajih opened NAKKASH Gallery to showcase distinctive lines of furniture, artwork and accessories. “I try to create a relaxing and comfortable space that has an element of elegance. I refuse to be defined by one particular style as I use a mixture of both classical and modern.” An experienced designer and avid art collector, Wajih is adept at mixing style. “I like to combine and blend, antique furniture with modern fabrics, for example”.
Growing up in a household where art and design were a prominent part of her childhood, Aya decided to complement the family business by pursuing a career in Marketing.
Aya graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business with a concentration in Marketing from Marymount University in Washington, DC. She furthered her education at Imperial College London obtaining a Master’s in Strategic Marketing.
Aya’s ability to capture the brand's essence visually and conceptually helps NAKKASH Gallery rise above the noise of a crowded marketplace. Although NAKKASH Gallery is steeped in tradition, Aya continues to find new horizons for the family business.
Born and raised in the U.A.E, Omar found inspiration from the books and magazines his father used to place by his bedside. Omar was an art enthusiast at an early age. He traveled frequently with his parents collecting artifacts from around the world.
Omar completed his Bachelor's in Design & Management from Parsons the New School for Design in New York. In 2012, following in his father's footsteps, he moved to Milan to complete his graduate studies in Interior Design from Scuola Politecnica de Design.
Purity governs Omar’s bursts of creativity and simplicity dictates his approach to projects. Omar enjoys the entire process of interior design - from the initial creative concept to a photograph of the finished project. Ralph Lauren once said, “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” Well, Omar doesn’t want to design spaces. He wants to design dreams.