MGGANNON SAAD Sas was founded in 2022 by Jules McGannon and Nour Abi Saad.
Following many years of experience in Milan where they grasped the Italian Design culture and refined their eye for aesthetics, they moved to the French Riviera working together as digital nomads, open to collaborate on projects all around the planet.
Their approach is based on research, design thinking, ecology, art, attention to context and detail.
Their philosophy embraces diversity, cultural mixity, elegance, balance and proportion, contamination, and a never-ending search for the abstract concept of beauty.
They operate in the fields of interior design, industrial product design, retail, hospitality, residences, graphics, and temporary installations.
The studio is fluent in French, English, Italian, Lebanese, and Arabic.
Nour graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with a master degree in Interior Design.
In 2015, she designed the exhibition “L’incanto dei Macchiaioli’’ for the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan. She was part of Mario Bellini Architects where she had the chance to work on the “Antiquarium Museo del Foro Romano’’ in Rome, and on his retrospective ‘’Mario Bellini.Italian beauty’’ at the Triennale di Milano. She tutored the Master in Interior & Living Design at Domus Academy in Milan, where she was the coordinator between the school and the artistic director Fabio Novembre. She was part of the DA design faculty developing workshops in collaboration with Google Home, Moncler, Kartell Museum, and Olivetti Archives.
She collaborated with Lissoni & Partners as an interior designer working on local & international projects, varying from residential, hospitality, to commercial such as Holland Park Gate in London, SLS Red Sea Hotel in Saudi Arabia, and Atlas Concorde showroom in Milan. Nour designed and completed the art gallery of the Hollywood celebrity Sylvio Tabet in Beirut.
Jules earned a master’s degree in Product Design from Domus Academy in Milan, after completing a master in Interior Architecture from Esam Design in Paris. He had a multidisciplinary experience at Continuum Innovation in product and business design. At Futurebrand Milan, he focused on packaging & branding design for international brands such as: Barilla, Illy, and several others. He spent more than five years at Lissoni Associati in Milan, rising from intern to become a senior product designer where he touched a wide spectrum of design fields. He was part of the design team led by Piero Lissoni, where he had the opportunity to work on high-end furniture & object design for multinational brands including Kartell, Fendi Casa, Glas Italia, Salvatori, Lema, and many more. He also collaborated with GraphX on set designs for the clients’ seasonal catalogues.
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