A slanted hemispherical bowl laid on a steel sphere inspired by a poetic selenic atmosphere and highlighting the collision of two simple elements. A nostalgic connection of white matte metal and dark rough steel. The small sphere that accommodates the gap in the bowl is used as support in order to stabilize the rounded base. When the two rounded pieces are brought together a circular rhythm is created, much like a swing dance that begins and ends when the pieces reach their perfect balance.
About the Artists
Stephanie Sayar & Charbel Garibeh are Lebanese-based designers that work together as a team to complete projects where each has individual opinions and personal touches combined together to create nostalgic and dreamy pieces. Their approach to design encompasses our combined vision of experimental designs with a dash of humour using new materials and forms.
After having met over 12 years ago in college, they later went on to complete Master’s degrees in Interior Architecture from the Lebanese University. It was only three years after graduation that they realized the necessity of designing together to produce the best work.
They recently opened their studio Sayar & Garibeh, in Beirut, after developing their product design skills and exhibiting their work at a number of international fairs such as Milan, Paris, Beirut, and Dubai.
Their work has been selected in 2015 and 2016 as Best of Milan Design Week and highlighted as Best of Maison et Objet Paris in 2015.
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.