Born in Beirut, raised in Montreal, Niloufar Afnan's jewellery practice commenced in London. While pursuing her Masters at Central Saint Martins, she produced commissioned work for Espace M, 6:05 Depeche Mode, and Orient 499. While working for the London based studio Based Upon, Afnan introduced new medium into her jewellery making. Her work pushes and pulls the boundaries of form and property. Her costume jewellery challenges our appreciation to material turning plastic or fabric into jewels. After many years being away from her birth city, she returns to Beirut in 2013 as an independent designer. Her curiosity with new materials brings her work to a cutting-edge design.