Born in 1976 in Lebanon, multidisciplinary artist and designer Iyad Naja embodies the marriage of avant-garde with heritage. Having received his B.S. degree in Graphic Design from LAU in Beirut in 2000, he began his career in advertising before delving into design and Arabic calligraphy. In 2014, Naja co-established a design and development firm, which he dedicated to product design and surface art. Working with furniture, including mirrors, cabinets and lights, he aims to become an ambassador of heritage and communicate his message through a plethora of niche mediums.