The Secret Collection

FABRICA at the National Museum of Beirut

11 Dec 2013
10 Jan 2014

Fabrica design is a collection of limited edition objects inspired by a trip to Lebanon in January 2013. The collection interprets certain aspects of the Lebanese daily life, uncovering secret, undisclosed elements.

The project is curated by Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte and Pascale Wakim, founders of Carwan Gallery.

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Touring the Lebanese capital for a full week, the designers absorbed the visual, technical and aesthetic details that enrich the multifaceted Lebanese culture. The result is not just a collection of objects, but a unique international vision and interpretation of the Lebanese way of living, mixing past and present and paying homage to the future of an ongoing country. Each designer's work encapsulates the re-imagining of a distinct, time-honored craft, where the specialized technique of the artisan has formed the basis for the designer's creations. In fact, the collection is developed following local traditional techniques and is produced by a team of expert craftsmen in Lebanon exclusively for the boutique of the National Museum of Beirut.

This project is presented by Fabrica at the Nocturne, the yearly event organized by the National Heritage Fondation at the National Museum of Beirut. Along with the limited edition pieces on display, a series of objects will also be available for sale at the shop of the National Museum of Beirut. We would like to thank the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute for their high patronage.