Born Ankawa, Iraq, 1985

A Swedish-Iraqi designer, Alexis creates minimalist furniture pieces and objects that express a sense of serenity by harnessing bold geometric shapes and the raw beauty of natural materials. Alongside his material-driven approach, Alexis combines his deep interest in Brutalist aesthetics with the rich cultural and architectural heritage of ancient Mesopotamia. His work is a conscious attempt to merge cultural influences from antiquity with contemporary Scandinavian design principles of simplicity, functionality, and materiality. Alexis carefully juxtaposes Brutalist angular shapes with noble materials, such as steel, leather, and pine wood, to create minimalist designs that bridge cultures and transcend time

Born in northern Iraq to a Chaldean family with roots in ancient Mesopotamia, Alexis migrated to Sweden in 1997. During his studies at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, he started to explore his interest in designing objects and furniture for the home. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in both Engineering and Fine Arts