Dounia founded Dounia Home with a vision to create a lifestyle brand that empowers Moroccan artisans.
She grew up in Morocco in a family of artists, in a town rich in art and handicraft where she was inspired by the artisan community at a very early age. Dounia spent the last 5 years in design and brand development for Michael Graves Architecture & Design a world renowned product design and architecture firm, which propelled her to start her own brand.
Dounia believes that each product should tell a story and empower the artist that created it. With this philosophy she went back to Morocco to work with the best craftsman to develop a modern collection of lighting and furniture. She is the designer behind each piece and works side by side with master metal workers to bring you refined and unique lighting and furniture. Dounia earned her Bachelors of Science from Drexel University in 2010.