Cultural fabric: Lebanon inspires design collection

17 : 12 : 2013 Heritage : Mirror : Lebanon

Beirut – The culture of the Levant forms the basis of a Fabrica collection now on display at the National Museum of Beirut.

Inspired by a week-long tour of Lebanon in January 2013, The Secret Collection draws on the artistry of local Lebanese craftspeople. Each designer in the project started with a specific craft, and infused their creation with Lebanon’s heritage while maintaining a modern feel. The collection includes a lantern, a mirror, a totem and a lamp united by the use of geometric shapes, light wood and warm brushed metal.

The limited-edition objects are produced by craftsmen in Lebanon. The Secret Collection was instigated by cultural organisation the Carwan Gallery, which also curated the exhibit.

For more on how designers are looking to the Middle East for inspiration, read our coverage of the 2013 Designing the Middle East exhibition.

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