Dounia (Dun-Ya) Tamri-Loeper founded Dounia Home with a vision to create a lifestyle brand that empowers Moroccan artisans. Dounia 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 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 in 2015.

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.

"Using my talent and background to not only innovate in the lighting world, but also help the community of artisans along the way, is truly my dream come true."

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