Nectar is an incense holder composed of an inclined cymbal-shaped top that rests on a sphere. The incense stick is placed in its fitted hole on the cymbal, where the ashes accumulate. The esthetics were inspired by the pollination of flowers and their female reproductive organs.
About the Artist
Paola Sakr is a Beirut-based designer with a passion for photography and art. She started her studio in 2016, after graduating with honours from l’Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts with a Product Design bachelor. In parallel, she worked as a product designer at PsLab before deciding to focus solely on her projects.
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.