Nour Abi Saad
Born 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 completed a Bachelor in Interior Design at Notre Dame University Louaizeh, 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.
She has worked at MARIO BELLINI ARCHITECTS- one the most internationally renowned milanese architect and designer- for the design of the next museum "ANTIQUARIUM - Museo del Foro Romano" in Rome. There, she had the chance to work on the design of his personal exhibition at the Triennale di Milano ''Mario Bellini.Italian beauty'', and to develop various projects for Kartell, Citroen, and Meritalia.
Other collaborations in Milano were with Peia Associati, Tortona Deisgn Week, Crea International, and Toncelli Cucine.
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.
She is currently the Design Cluster Academic Assistant at Domus Academy in Milan where she focuses mainly on the Master in Interior and Living Design together with the Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design.
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.