Black-Out - Fabrica
Fascinated by the issues of electricity, this lantern pays hommage to the frequent black-outs happening in the city. Beirut, due to this particularity, keeps a special relationship with improvised lights. This portable torch, a reinterpretation of the traditional lantern, becomes a special and precious object dedicated to these episodes.
A collaboration between an International Design Team and Lebanese artisans Fabrica design a collection of limited edition objects inspired by a trip to Lebanon in January 2013, where the young designers conducted a workshop with the students of ALBA (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts). The collection interprets certain aspects of the Lebanese daily life, uncovering secret, undisclosed elements. Touring the Lebanese capital for a full week, the designers absorbed the visual, technical and aesthetic details that enrich the multi-faceted Lebanese culture. The result is not just a collection of objects, but a unique international vision and interpretation of the Lebanese way of living, mixing past and present and paying homage to the future of an ongoing country. Each designer’s work encapsulates the re-imagining of a distinct, time-honored craft, where the specialized technique of the artisan has formed the basis for the designer’s creations. In fact, the collection is developed following local .traditional techniques and is produced by a team of expert craftsmen in Lebanon.
Execution: Maison Tarazi
Limited edition of 20