Laila Gohar is a conceptual artist and chef who works with food as her artistic medium. She creates immersive experiences that blur the line between performance and dining. Gohar was born in Egypt, where she grew up in a large family of passionate cooks and hosts. Working on projects across the globe, she is now based in New York City and is known for her high-profile collaborations across art, design, and fashion. Gohar also writes a monthly column called How to Host It for FT’s How to Spend It magazine. For HAY, she has designed the Sobremesa Collection – a series of tableware and kitchen accessories designed to celebrate the joy of hosting.