Najd by Lelièvre Paris

DESIGNER Tristan Auer
Embark on a journey of sight and touch to the Najd desert: Lelièvre Paris introduces the eponymous collection created by architect and designer Tristan Auer. More than a century’s expertise in the creation and manufacturing of exceptional fabrics meets the world-renowned design aesthete in a meaningful creative dialogue. In creating the designs for NAJD, Tristan Najd sought inspiration in the colours and lines of the traditional architecture found in this area at the heart of Saudi Arabia. A vast expanse of desert land, unique for its prominence of natural earth and clay colours; its constructions carved with dizzyingly complex geometric shapes, epitomized by mashrabiyas; the striking juxtaposition of orthogonal structures and the random flowing lines of the desert with its endless dunes. It was this duality that inspired Najd, a collection designed to reveal the material’s extraordinary versatility.