The Belgian interior designer Nathalie Deboel presents her first furniture collection, Nomad. The collection, handcrafted in Belgium, brings furniture to its essence of being a compagnon de route, or ‘travelling companion’ for life.
The furniture pieces of the Nomad collection have been reduced to their purest form and have an almost sacred appearance that is in line with Nathalie Deboel’s work as an interior designer. Her expertise as an interior architect and her material knowledge have formed the ideal breeding ground for the development of the Nomad collection.
The idea for the collection started early in 2020, when Nathalie Deboel's life tilted from being constantly on the move to a period of homeworking and reflection. She immersed herself in the habits of nomads and the wooden sticks they carry and which they use to create temporary homes and furniture. The Nomad collection is built around the concept of this rounded wooden stick as a basic, utilitarian element.
"In my projects I would strive to create quiet and balanced interiors, while I myself was constantly on the move. During the lockdown, I literally and figuratively came home. My many walks in nature brought inspiration and clarity to my thinking. Simplicity in design, materiality and connections became the thread of the Nomad collection.”