Nour Abi Saad
Born in 1990 in Jounieh, Lebanon.
In 2015, Nour graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with a Laurea Magistrale in Interior Design with 110 e lode. She had previously studied Interior Design at Notre Dame University Louaize, and graduated with honors of high distinction and ranked 1st in the FAAD (Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design) being the valedictorian of the faculty.
In Milano, and emerging from the Politecnico, her project won the competition for the temporary exhibition design "L'incanto dei Macchiaioli" (nov 015 - feb 016) for one the most prestigious and historical Italian museums, MUSEO POLDI PEZZOLI.
Part of Connexpo group, Nour has worked inside EXPO 2015 on the exhibition design of "Confartigianato Design Awards" inside Padiglione Italia, and Somalia's pavilion.
Moreover, and for the Salone del Mobile Milano 2015, she worked as an assistant for the main coordinator of the Fuorisalone Zona Tortona.
At the present time, she is a collaborator at Mario Bellini Architects - one the most internationally renowned architect and designer- for the design of the next museum "ANTIQUARIUM - Museo del Foro Romano" in Rome. Other collaborations were with Peia Associati, Crea International, and Toncelli Cucine.
Before moving to Milano, Nour has been professionally active in Lebanon, where she completed several projects providing full fledge design and execution services. Two of her main projects were the art house studio gallery of Hollywood celebrity Sylvio Tabet, and the offices of Cliche VFX Beirut, a design and animation studio. She has also worked as an interior designer in a luxury furniture gallery in Beirut.
As an art director, Nour has worked on various cinematic and TV advertising films for the MENA region, collaborating regularly with film directors from around the world.
In 2011, she had received the “Divine Details Design Award” for a graffiti coat hanger she designed.
Inspired by various art disciplines, and with an insatiable creativity, Nour has been an active professional Hip-Hop choreographer and face model for TV commercials.
Nour is fluent in English, French, Italian, Lebanese, and Arabic.