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.

richard yasmine reflects lebanese architecture in pastel-hued furniture collection
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.

richard yasmine reflects lebanese architecture in pastel-hued furniture collection
the folding screen features handmade tassels, marble and glass inserts

 

richard yasmine reflects lebanese architecture in pastel-hued furniture collection
floating seat with upholstery

 

richard yasmine reflects lebanese architecture in pastel-hued furniture collection
the arch-shaped chair references lebanese architectural elements

 

richard yasmine reflects lebanese architecture in pastel-hued furniture collection
the low central table / coffee table

 

richard yasmine reflects lebanese architecture in pastel-hued furniture collection
the pieces are meant to appear airy and light-weight

 

richard yasmine reflects lebanese architecture in pastel-hued furniture collection
upside-down, double deck central table

 

richard yasmine reflects lebanese architecture in pastel-hued furniture collection
the ‘naked’ chair

 

richard yasmine reflects lebanese architecture in pastel-hued furniture collection

 

richard yasmine reflects lebanese architecture in pastel-hued furniture collection
the collection is a nostalgic reflection of beirut’s architectural heritage

 


brass, marble and silk create a mix of soft and hard materials

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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