Dounia Tamri Loeper, the founder of Dounia Home, grew up in Safi, Morocco
immersed in a world rich with culture and craftsmanship which she's channeled
into her stunning new lighting collection. Combining modern style with intricate,
classic artistry, the lights are simply beautiful, both soulful and glitzy, modern
with a traditional twist.
We met Dounia last year at the NYNOW design show. The artistry and superior
quality of the materials she uses was evident immediately, and drew us straight
to her booth. Dounia celebrates and preserves the heritage of Moroccan
craftsmanship by only working with artists who use traditional metal working
techniques passed down through generations. Her authentic, handcrafted pieces
reflect the passion and commitment of Moroccan artisans and have quickly
become a favorite at LQ SHOP.
Dounia studied in the U.S. then worked closely with a team at Michael Graves
Architecture & Design in Princeton, NJ. After building a solid foundation in
product design, she grabbed an opportunity to start her own company that
draws on her Moroccan roots: "What I learned is that when you stay true to
yourself and your heritage, you can create things that truly represent who
Dedicated to empowering the artisans they partner with, Dounia Home provides
fair wages, fair working hours, and opportunities for them to grow and learn new
skills by always pushing the limits of the trade. She wants to celebrate and
preserve the craftsmanship that shaped her history by working with craftsmen
whose expertise goes back generations. Dounia's authentic, handcrafted pieces
reflect their passion.
Dounia Home has also extended its offerings to include candles, textiles and
home accessories, which will make their way to the shop soon! For now, take
a look at the lighting collection here.