FOLLOWING THE TIDE
This collection is inspired by the lagoons and cenotes in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico: the movement of the tide and the change in topography reveal different materials shaping the intersection of earth and water. "Following the Tide" is an explosion erupted from the circular nucleus, dispersed into crushed Forest Green marble and aggregates of recuperated brass. It is composed in a pigmented resin on an oxidized bronze base.
Dimensions | W 193 cm, L 145 cm, H 40 cm
Materials | Forest Green Marble, Resin, Recuperated Brass Powder
Date of Completion | September 2019
Production | The Piecemakers @thepiecemakers_beirut and Marm Group @marmgroup
Photos | T Sakhi
Context | The Act of Dining
Since the earliest civilizations, the act of dining has been a community practice and evolved into many different forms with time. Due to the technological era we live in and the social pattern caused by social media, the act of dining is no longer focused on physical interactions rather on virtual ones.
Container | The Space
The corridor no longer acts as a transitional space of users in motion, a new dimension of crystallization is given to it: the Act of Dining. A culinary experience unraveled, the tables features various elements exploring light, textures, sound and scent. The monochrome grey palette give the feeling of a stage set. A mirror is set between diners, with a mobile phone stand beneath it to communicate. The tableware reflects the needs of today’s society; a comb replaces a fork, a medicine box replaces a knife, and oversized spoons represents modern excess.
Content | The Journey
“Silent Echoes” is a journey where your senses are stimulated towards a state of infinite reflection, disorientation and re-questioning. It echoes today’s world of individualization, self-absorption and virtual interactions.
Exhibitor | Architectural Digest Middle East
Organized by | MWPR
Audio Consultancy | 21dB
Sound Design | Fouad Bechwati
Tableware | The Silly Spoon
Cutlery | Lina Shamma
Location | 3Beirut, Omar Daouk Street, Beirut Central District, Lebanon
Area | 30 sqm
Date of Completion | June 2018
Team | Tessa Sakhi, Tara Sakhi, Elie Harb
Contractor | Joe Habchy
Photos | Tony Elieh, Pulse