Nitaj residency has born from the collaborative efforts of Isola, the digital and physical platform for independent designers, and Sama Design, the leading design firm based in Jeddah, envisioning an immersive journey tailored for creatives from diverse corners of the globe.
In its inaugural edition, the residency is dedicated to fostering a dynamic exchange between designers from Italy and Saudi Arabia, intertwining their distinct perspectives, cultural nuances, and boundless creativity to spark modern craftsmanship in design.
The aspiration of this residency is to curate a collection of captivating lighting products, serving as tangible embodiments of the shared experiences and collaborative spirit nurtured within the program. A selection of these bespoke creations will be showcased at the Wasl Gallery in Jeddah, during an event dedicated to celebrate the initiative and the designers involved.

Designers taking part in the residency will experience:
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Engage with designers from diverse backgrounds, fostering innovative and cross-disciplinary projects.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and contemporary influences of Italy and Saudi Arabia.
  • Professional Development: Receive mentorship and guidance from industry experts to refine your skills and expand your creative horizons.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build lasting connections with fellow designers and establish international professional networks.