Elie Saab Designs 3 Rugs for The Rug Company

 

Legendary fashion designer Elie Saab collaborated with The Rug Company on a collection inspired by his signature design elements: femininity, luxury and modernity. Saab created three modern rug designs that revolve around themes such as foliage, floral motifs, texture and abstraction. The collection was presented in Beirut at The Rug Company showroom in the presence of media and other guests.

The rug shown above is ‘In Bloom’, it features oversized florals in shimmering silk tones of teal, gun metal and green. Challenging the traditional format of a rug, the blooms burst from both ends of the rug and reach for its centre, creating an elegant mirror pattern.

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The Zaha Hadid Cuff in Collaboration with AWMouzannar At Qirdala in Kuwait | Jewelry Design

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Yesterday March 24, 2015 a private viewing of the ‘Silene’ Cuff by Zaha Hadid in collaboration with AWMouzannar was held at Qirdala, a jewelry shop in Tilal Complex, Shwaikh, Kuwait. The event showcased the cuff along with some of the finest pieces designed by Alia & Dori Mouzannar.

 

Sahar wearing Zaha Hadid Cuff

me trying it on, loved how light it is

 

The cuff is made of 12 pieces and is encrusted with 1048 diamonds. The prototype shown is made of brushed white gold but can be ordered in either pink or yellow gold. The price was not disclosed, but what I got to know is that only 12 pieces will be made, 2 have already been sold.

“Silene expresses the fluidity and complexity of natural forms,” said Hadid. “An intricate web gently envelops the pristine white gold cuff resulting in a delicate piece that explores the evolution of organic geometries and patterning.”

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Architect Bernard Khoury’s Apartment in Beirut | Residential Design

 

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 A pioneer in his field, one of Lebanon’s most aspiring architects well known for his avant-garde designs, Bernard Khoury, has done it again, this time with his own apartment in Beirut. Using two main materials for the entire apartment : painted steel & wood, this combination created a modern yet industrial looking space. The double height in the main living area, the lovely bookcase contouring the space with a steel bridge going all around is just beautiful. A unconventional sofa from Living Divani complements the space perfectly.

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New Chair by Marcel Wanders for Christofle | Furniture

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Introducing the latest additions to Marcel Wanders’ luxurious ‘Jardind’Eden’ collection for Christofle. The new products include several exceptional pieces of Haute Orfèvrerie.

Among these are a dining chair and a clock with floral steel engravings, produced with the technical support of Luigi Barei. These products are gems of filigree extravagance, handcrafted know-how and endless beauty.

An expression of Marcel Wanders’ invigorating festivity, the bowl and tray centerpieces carry the collection’s signature pattern of interlaced leaves, curled lys flowers and decorative apples against a geometric grid reminiscent of the lush garden.

Jardin d’Eden is a whimsical, luxurious and sensual collection, whose stylistically distinctive pieces render the finest of what the worlds of design and silversmith’s craft has to offer.

Available from October onwards through the Christofle website and at selected Christofle retail stores.

Discover Marcel Wanders’ chair for Christofle at the London Design Festival:
Harrods – Christofle, Luxury Home Room 1
18 September, 10 am – 8 pm
87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL

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Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs Beirut by Zaha Hadid Architects | Architecture

 

 

I posted about this project back in 2011,  I remember how thrilled I was that Lebanon would have its own Zaha Hadid designed building. Finally it has come to life. Below details from her website.

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Designer in the Spotlight : Sacha Lakic

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Sacha Lakic is the main designer behind Roche Bobois’ most significant pieces. With the new Bubble sofa which will be officially launched October 2014, I couldn’t help but post some of his great designs. Sacha loves using latest technologies & materials while focusing on innovative designs. The pieces shown in this post are a small example of how he can accomodate several styles and tastes.

Browsing through Roche Bobois website, you will realize that some of the most remarkable pieces were in fact designed by him.

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