(National Academy of Fine Arts, Beirut, Lebanon, 1969–73). William Sawaya is a furniture, glass, interior, metalwork, and product designer. His clients include Baccarat, FIFA, Heller, Museo Bagatti Valsecchi (Milan), Swiss Air, and Zucchetti. He has received several awards for his chair designs; in 2002, the Maxima chair was recognized by the Catas Italian Institute for Quality “as the most significant example of design combined with technology and restistance, three qualities which are not found very frequently together.”
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