Legendary fashion designer Elie Saab collaborated with The Rug Company on a collection inspired by his signature design elements: femininity, luxury and modernity. Saab created three modern rug designs that revolve around themes such as foliage, floral motifs, texture and abstraction. The collection was presented in Beirut at The Rug Company showroom in the presence of media and other guests.
The rug shown above is ‘In Bloom’, it features oversized florals in shimmering silk tones of teal, gun metal and green. Challenging the traditional format of a rug, the blooms burst from both ends of the rug and reach for its centre, creating an elegant mirror pattern.
Yesterday March 24, 2015 a private viewing of the ‘Silene’ Cuff by Zaha Hadid in collaboration with AWMouzannar was held at Qirdala, a jewelry shop in Tilal Complex, Shwaikh, Kuwait. The event showcased the cuff along with some of the finest pieces designed by Alia & Dori Mouzannar.
The cuff is made of 12 pieces and is encrusted with 1048 diamonds. The prototype shown is made of brushed white gold but can be ordered in either pink or yellow gold. The price was not disclosed, but what I got to know is that only 12 pieces will be made, 2 have already been sold.
“Silene expresses the fluidity and complexity of natural forms,” said Hadid. “An intricate web gently envelops the pristine white gold cuff resulting in a delicate piece that explores the evolution of organic geometries and patterning.”
A pioneer in his field, one of Lebanon’s most aspiring architects well known for his avant-garde designs, Bernard Khoury, has done it again, this time with his own apartment in Beirut. Using two main materials for the entire apartment : painted steel & wood, this combination created a modern yet industrial looking space. The double height in the main living area, the lovely bookcase contouring the space with a steel bridge going all around is just beautiful. A unconventional sofa from Living Divani complements the space perfectly.
Introducing the latest additions to Marcel Wanders’ luxurious ‘Jardind’Eden’ collection for Christofle. The new products include several exceptional pieces of Haute Orfèvrerie.
Among these are a dining chair and a clock with floral steel engravings, produced with the technical support of Luigi Barei. These products are gems of filigree extravagance, handcrafted know-how and endless beauty.
An expression of Marcel Wanders’ invigorating festivity, the bowl and tray centerpieces carry the collection’s signature pattern of interlaced leaves, curled lys flowers and decorative apples against a geometric grid reminiscent of the lush garden.
Jardin d’Eden is a whimsical, luxurious and sensual collection, whose stylistically distinctive pieces render the finest of what the worlds of design and silversmith’s craft has to offer.
Sacha Lakic is the main designer behind Roche Bobois’ most significant pieces. With the new Bubble sofa which will be officially launched October 2014, I couldn’t help but post some of his great designs. Sacha loves using latest technologies & materials while focusing on innovative designs. The pieces shown in this post are a small example of how he can accomodate several styles and tastes.
Browsing through Roche Bobois website, you will realize that some of the most remarkable pieces were in fact designed by him.
Marcel Wanders creates a state-of-the-art clock for Christofle. Joining meticulous design and fine mechanical skills, this item sets a new standard in the manufacture of luxury mechanical clocks.
Oversized proportions, complex etching work and noble materials set the pace. Available in an exclusive edition of 50, the owner can customize the three internal clocks to time different cities across the globe; anywhere from Tokyo to Paris to Miami.
Preciousness, sensuality and poetry distinguish the silversmith’s work. As part of the Jardin d’ Eden silverware collection, the nature-inspired silver etchings are lovingly executed. This clock carries the family’s iconic pattern signature; interlaced leaves, curled lys flowers and decorative apples against a geometric matrix reminiscent of the lush garden. Marcel’s sustainability strategy comes across in his high standard design; this is a timeless luxurious item to always hold on to.
Tom Dixon is a designer whose name is becoming a household one more and more everyday. The charm and innovation in his designs and products have been shining through in the recent years. His work has been the center of attention at many fairs and in several publications in the near past. The Dock restaurant in London is not a new project, yet is one to check out. Open in 2009, and yet noticing the details in this space, you could immediately feel the creativity and avant garde approach, a style which only recently has become extremely popular.