richard yasmine unveils a collection of contemporary design accessories for the sursock museum in beruit, lebanon. the ‘ashkal’ series consists of vanity mirrors and geometric shaped objects, which are used to evoke a sense of nostalgia within the user, through their distinct 60’s style reference. the designer aims to transport visitors to this retro era, in celebration of the museum’s first opening in the early 1960’s. 

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interior architect and product designer richard yasmine constructed the stylized series by using a super-mirrored polished stainless steel sheets, fixed on to a golden brushed brass pedestals. each part was exposed on a static volume made of marble, brass or metal to create the base of every object. the use of vanity mirrors were used in order to reflect different angles of the pieces, revealing sharp geometric compositions. the ‘ashkal’ collection was then captured through a carefully executed still-life photo series, which presents various perspectives of the different assemblages made using the accessories.  

richard yasmin ashkal sursock museum lebanon designboom
pentagon shaped hand mirror is inserted into a marble triangle

richard yasmin ashkal sursock museum lebanon designboom
richard yasmin constructed the stylized series by using a super-mirrored polished stainless steel sheet      

ashkal richard yasmin sursock museum lebanon designboom
each part was exposed on a static volume made of marble, brass or metal

ashkal richard yasmin sursock museum lebanon designboom
the ‘ashkal’ evokes a sense of nostalgia 

ashkal richard yasmin sursock museum lebanon designboom
the collection was captured through a contemporary still life series

ashkal richard yasmin sursock museum lebanon designboom
rectangular mirrors

ashkal richard yasmin sursock museum lebanon designboom
the objects reveal a distinct 60’s style reference

ashkal richard yasmin sursock museum lebanon designboom
the series celebrates the museum’s first opening in the early 1960’s

 

 

 

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edited by: hollie smith | designboom