fabrica goes lebanese: the secret collection

all images courtesy fabrica © marco zanin

national museum of beirut
beirut, lebanon
december 11, 2013 – january, 11 2014...

research and communication group fabrica have developed ‘the secret collection’, a series of limited edition objects for carwan gallery at the at the national museum of beirut. influenced by a trip to lebanon earlier this year, the collection interprets certain aspects of the lebanese daily life by re-imagining banal artifacts such as coat hangers, lanterns, wall plates, consoles, lamps, mirrors, vases and totems. produced using local traditional techniques and by a team of expert craftsmen, the ‘secret collection’ encapsulates each distinct, time-honored craft, where the specialized method of the artisan forms the basis for the final piece.

‘the secret collection’ was directed by sam baron and designed by dean brown, catarina carreiras, valentina carretta, ryu yamamoto, mariana fernandes, charlotte juillard, david raffoul, giorgia zanellato and kirsty minns.