Anastasia Nysten founded her studio in 2015. She experiments with objects and interiors influenced by the multiple cultures she’s been exposed to growing up, and the curiosity she has developed towards cultural appropriation. Every object has a story to tell, whether it is invented or inspired. It combines the surprise of the unknown and the expectation of the familiar
Nysten was born in Ottawa, Canada to a Lebanese mother and a Finnish father, and grew up in Finland, France and Lebanon. She received her Masters degree in Industrial Design from ALBA (Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) in Beirut, Lebanon, during which time she was working at Karen Chekerdjian design studio. After Graduation she moved to London to be part of lighting designer Michael Anastassiades’ team.
Her recent exhibitions include Maison & Objet (Talent Award 2018) and Gallerie Bensimon in Paris, Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan, Athr Gallery in KSA and House of Today, Smo Gallery, Over The Counter and Beirut Art Fair (Talent Award 2017) in Beirut. Her proposal for a public bench commissioned by the Pharaon Group has recently been revealed in iconic Downtown Beirut Nejmeh Square.