Design – Richard Yasmine presents the Flowing Fragments, a collection of architectural furniture which “blends Greco-Roman architecture with post-contemporary aesthetics, philosophy, and sensation.” Explains the Lebanese designer to Archipanic.
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The collection comprises stools and side tables made of different alternate slabs of upcycled sedimentary and basaltic stones, assembled to recreate a single component that refers to classic architectural elements. Each piece comes in simple geometrical shapes and cuts highlighting a certain poetic harmony and musical rhythm.
The Flowing Fragments collection draws attention to waste production. “Leftovers and offcuts can be harvested during the production process to create dramatic sculptural pieces with responsible sustainability in mind.”
The collection “transmits a communicative yet elemental message by emphasizing on our global cultural heritage and help to protect abandoned sites. They raise awareness on the preservation of forgotten fragments of previous civilizations threatened by urban development as well as on antiquities’ trafficking.”
Flowing Fragments debuts at the 5vie virtual design platform on the occasion of Milano Design City, the phygital design happening anticipating the famed Milan Design Week, now re-scheduled to September.
Richard Yasmine is a Lebanese interior architect and product designer integrating the Middle Eastern know-how and spirit. “I never tend to identify the difference between reality and imagination. This helps me create intriguing and controversial design objects yet complicated in the process.”
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Photos: courtesy of Richard Yasmine.