I HEAR YOU TREMBLE
Murano Sculptures Exhibition
Chiesa San Gallo, Venice, Italy
September 17 to October 14, 2022
10 am to 6 pm
TESSA & TARA
Based in Venice and Beirut, T SAKHI is a multidisciplinary architecture and design studio co-founded in 2016 by Lebanese-Polish sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi. In an increasingly fast paced world, the sisters place human interaction at the core of their practice, and question our contemporary understandings of identity and living. They design both permanent and ephemeral spaces & objects, drawing from the emotional and physical experiences by incorporating senses and memory. Their designs also focus on sustainability by recuperating waste and working with recycled materials to achieve new textures, shapes and forms.
From conservational heritage residences, to modernized traditional restaurants, portable nightclubs, readapted urban designs, or satiric dining installations, their synergetic projects are diverse, playful and interactive. They range from small-scale architecture, commercial and residential design, public and urban installations, collectible objects, scenography and film. Despite their versatile talents and contrasting affinities, the sisters combine their duality to create a hybrid occidental-oriental inspiration, and collaborate with creatives from diverse cultures, provoking an exchange and dialogue to reach craftsmanship and innovation.
Their work has been exhibited in Beirut, Venice, Paris, Milan, London and Dubai. They donated works in Beirut, London and Paris to support several NGOs in scholarships for architecture students, fund reliefs for Beirut's reconstruction, reforestation and sexual health awareness. They held lectures and workshops with universities in Dubai, Sharjah, Sydney, Baltimore and London, and participated in talks and conferences with institutions in Beirut, China and Miami. Their projects were nominated for awards in China, Milan, California and Berlin, and highly published worldwide in magazines and online platforms.