Nadia Salam
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Nadia Salam

Nadia grew up in Dublin – the daughter of an Irish mother and an Egyptian father. Her surname Abdel Salam means "Servant of peace" and as if this was not poetic enough, regular visits to her aunt's house would fire up her narrative imagination.

Not only would she study her cousin's colourful and often quite surrealistic screen prints for hours but while the adults were chatting away, she would also make up her own stories about the art on the walls.

Little wonder that she abandoned the idea of becoming a fashion designer and joined Thomas Manss & Company instead – we are designers, but more importantly narrators, myth-makers, fabulators, tellers of tales if the critics are to be believed.