Imagine. Design. Create.
Imagination is not given, nor is it acquired. It is experienced.
Mine is deeply rooted in my childhood in Beirut and was broadened throughout my adventures abroad.
I started my career as an interior architect, only to realize that I had a natural affinity to objects–their shape, texture and function. I followed my instincts to Milan where I specialized in furniture and industrial design,
a discipline that satisfied my urge to create, but also to produce.
I also realized that wood was my favorite canvas. It is through my interaction with this noble and generous material, and through shaping objects I once imagined into life, that I felt complete as a designer.
Every object I create tells a story, be it through its design, purpose or simply its interaction with light. I infuse my creations with lyricism and humor making them useful story books one can read in any direction through organic, clean and mostly gentle lines.
2019, Montreal, Canada, SMAQ
2019, London, UK, LIFE auction and exhibition
2018, Beirut, Lebanon, Design Biennale In collaboration with House of Today, « Elevate »
2018, Montreal, Canada, SMAQ
2015, Montreal, Canada, « Barron Mag 5 »
2015, New York, USA, The Tunnel, with Barda, « Wanted design »
2015, Paris, France, Espace Commines, with Squad design « No commission designers en direct »
2014, Beirut, Lebanon, Studio Karim Bekdache, with Squad design, « 10, 100, 1000 »
2014, Montreal, Canada, Éspace projet, « Le tonneau, la lanterne et le bâton »
2014, Montreal, Canada, Éspace projet « Forme & Fonction »
2014, 2015, Montreal, Canada, Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec, Permanent Collection
2014, Montreal, Canada, Haut & Fort
2014, Montreal, Canada, Galerie Carte Blanche, « Fibre Artistique »
2007, Milan, Italy, Salone del mobile, Kitchen concept for Veneta Cucine
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