hawa beirut is a lightweight, airy furniture collection by interior architect and product designer richard yasmine. the pieces reference elements of lebanese architecture, specifically arches, which are considered a trade mark of the country’s cultural heritage.
hawa in arabic translates to a light summer breeze or even a deep love
the collection will be showcased during milan design week 2018 and features a set of chairs, one with upholstery and one without, a table that can be flipped upside down and a decorative screen panel. the designer added handmade, silk-braided cords and tassels, pink marble and traditionally crafted stained-glass inserts to the powder-coated steel and fabric pieces. a nostalgic yet harmonious reflection of its cultural history, hawa beirut acts as link between past, present and future generations.
the folding screen features handmade tassels, marble and glass inserts
floating seat with upholstery
the arch-shaped chair references lebanese architectural elements
the low central table / coffee table
the pieces are meant to appear airy and light-weight
upside-down, double deck central table
the ‘naked’ chair
the collection is a nostalgic reflection of beirut’s architectural heritage
brass, marble and silk create a mix of soft and hard materials
edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom
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