FABRICA with its international designers has been invited by the Carwan Gallery and ALBA (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) in Beirut to create a series of new, limited-edition objects in partnership with local artisans in the Middle East. With a concept that seeks to expand the vocabulary of traditional crafts, this collaboration is part of Carwan’s project ”Contemporary Perspectives in Middle Eastern Craft” exploring new avenues in design. 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. For the occasion, a workshop with ALBA will launch the project.

January 2013