ECHO is a millimetre thick picture frame that fits in a standard envelope and is manufactured with minimal material waste.
On a table or hung on the wall, it can be used as both a small mirror or a picture frame.
About the Artist
Marc Baroud defines himself as a cross-disciplinary designer; he is an enthusiast for various ventures and experiences in which he practices his design method. In 2012, he founded the Design Department at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, which he directed from 2012 to 2017.
In 2012, he founded the Design Department at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, which he directed from 2012 to 2017.
Based in Paris and Beirut, he works on bridging his two cities and cultures across several applications of Design. His projects include commercial architecture, scenography, interior design, furniture, services and brand development, and of course product design – within which he has worked on a large scope of industrial, artisanal, and experimental projects, consulting for private projects, start-ups, as well as big corporations.
About the Brand
Exil Collective was created as an invitation to change the way design is perceived in Lebanon and the Middle East.
In order to reach this goal, we put forward a set of guidelines meant to optimise creation, production, and distribution of design objects imagined by local talents and produced by local artisans. These guidelines are meant to direct the designers’ thinking toward local feasibility, waste reduction, and ethical production: context as a guide for creation tailored to local manufacturing.