Unveiled during Beirut Design Week, the Beirut-based digital design store and gallery, Adorno, has recently launched a collection of products designed by 15 independent and emerging designers.
Titled ‘The Beirut Collection’, the exhibition was held in a 1930s apartment block and includes furniture, lighting, ceramics, artwork, and architectural installations, such as dumbell-shaped candleholders by Wyssem Nochi made in clear, gold and silvered glass. Another piece is Christian Zahr’s lamps, which reference the construction happening across the Lebanese capital.
Other artists whose work is included in the collection include Youmna Geday, Zeina Aboul-Hosn, Thomas Trad, and Marianne Sargi.
The judges who selected the exhibited piece included Beirut Design Week‘s creative director Ghassan Salameh, Adorno co-founder Kristian Snorre Andersen, and Joy Mardini, founder of local Joy Mardini Design Gallery.
“Compared to other communities, Beirut doesn’t have a clear design heritage which gives space for each maker to design and experiment on their own,” said Salameh to Dezeen. “Despite that, the craft skills and handmade approach has always been high on the agenda.”
Some of the pieces are now being sold through Adorno’s online store.