As the line between fine art and design becomes increasingly blurred, Nima Abili stands somewhere in the middle, crafting furniture that is just as much a feat of engineering as it is a work of art. His work has been described by scholars as 'multidisciplinery,' as 'fusion of art, craft and design,' as defusing the line between the natural and the abstract.
After graduating from USC School of Architecture with a master's degree in architecture he worked as an independent designer for architectural and interior design projects of different scales. With projects that traveled between the world of clean designs and the non-functional area of art: sculpture and installations, buildings & furniture.
Inspired by geometric forms and repetition, he creates limited edition and unique pieces in Los Angeles using a variety of construction materials and techniques. His approach focuses on ancient traditions, striving to revive their spirit in unorthodox, unexpected and innovative manner. Pulling from his interests in contemporary art and architectural design Nima is always trying to push the boundaries. He's interested in designing challenging pieces where the process is as satisfying as the product.
In his recent series, Brutile, Nima creates handmade furniture using the ancient craft of tilework with a modern approach. Brutile is not a departure, but rather reconnecting with tile, the material that came to inform his work from its very begining.