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david/nicolas create exclusive elevator cabin series for Mitsulift

david/nicolas create exclusive elevator cabin series for Mitsulift

David/nicolas, Beirut, Design, Interior design, Elevator

Beirut-based duo david/nicolas have designed two exclusive elevator cabin experiences using their signature design approach of combining craftsmanship and nostalgia with futurism.

D/N 1 elevator cabin. All images courtesy of david/nicolas. 

The Lebanese designers were one of the key note speakers at the 2018 designMENA Summit hosted by Commercial Interior Design and Middle East Architect.

D/N 1 elevator cabin. All images courtesy of david/nicolas.

Designed for Mitsulift, the company is a joint-venture with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan, and is headquartered in Lebanon with operations in eight different countries.

D/N 1 elevator cabin. All images courtesy of david/nicolas.

The elevator cabin design series currently includes the D/N1 and D/N2 models, each with a different design aesthetic and material selection.
“D/N1 and D/N2 are two design options for an elevator cabin interior… [and] are the beautiful outcome of unlimited creativity and freedom of movement, and they are the perfect complement to Mitsulift’s vision of enhancing city living,” said Karim Abilama, Mitsulift CEO.


D/N 2 elevator cabins. All images courtesy of david/nicolas.

The D/N1 model fuses old and new elements to form subtle contrasts and play on proportions. The cabin design combines a variety of materials including sculpted wood, polished laminates, arched steel, diffused light as well as natural Travertino.

D/N 2 elevator cabins. All images courtesy of david/nicolas.

Contrastingly, its second counterpart, D/N2 offers a “futuristic outlook into urban travel”. The design comprises of a contrast of cold and warm materials, including wood, lustrous steel, and plush wool for the flooring – all coming together through a stream of dramatic light that accentuates the sleekness of the interior.

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