ZAMÃN, Sculpting Time

Watch Stand

The Cultural Component |
The craftsmanship emphasizes cultural heritages; leather and metal in Lebanon and stone and minerals in Egypt, where was the first known creation of horology. The techniques aspires a creation associated with chaos and form, randomness and precision, spirit and matter, and finally, natural and man-made, emphasizing nature and its mutation due to human intervention.

The Historical Component |
Carving into the mineral to create a negative space for storing the watch: similarly to archeology, making the piece a part of human history through stratification and excavation, a timeless “artifact”.

The Narrative Component |
“To watch” defines the act of observing and gazing within a time period. Since watches became a collectable work of art, our aim is to give the object value by making it a contemplative artwork itself. The notion of a ‘box’ is reinterpreted to re-question it’s function.

Materials | Indian Green, Red Travertine, Galala, Nero Marquina, Brass, Suede

Dimensions | 20 x 20 cm

Exhibitor | Joy Mardini Design Gallery

Location | 406 Gouraud Street, Gemmayzeh, Lebanon

Stone Production | Marmonil

Brass Production | wxhxd

Photos | Tessa Sakhi, Tara Sakhi, Tarek Haddad