At Design Days Dubai 2015, Beirut born designer Karim Chaya presented Look Back, a bespoke design project created for Lebanese design platform House of Today. The design features a human sized brass skeleton standing up and holding a large mirror whilst sneeking a peek at the reflected person.
House of Today is a a non-profit organization that identifies, showcases, nurtures, and connects emerging Lebanese designers to a regional and global design network. Look Back was first presented in Beirut at Naked before the Social Mask, a travel exhibit that showcases an intriguing mix of known Arabic forms, shapes and materials with contemporary international influences.
Karim Chaya says: “Victor -the skeleton- will hold up the mirror for as long as you like or need. He is a lover, an admirer, of all that is beautiful, and can’t help sneaking a peek… There is a Victor in all of us, in each and every one of us”.
Bron in Beirut, Karim Chaya is also reknown designer, a professor and an entrepreneur who started and developed several design projects. He founded and launched spockdesign, a company devoted to furniture, product and -as he likes to call it- stuff design, and ACID, which specializes in design, manufacturing and installation of architectural detailing, currently employs 170 craftsmen, architects, and administrators, and handles projects across the globe.
House of Today at Design Days Dubai is generously supported by its partner The Art of Living, an eclectic destination for high fashion, modern luxuries and lifestyle in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is presented in collaboration with Elle Deco Lebanon, Saudi and Emirats. Participating designers: Sam Baron, Sarah/Malak Beydoun, Karim Chaya, Rami Dalle, David/Nicolas, Najla El Zein, Nabil Gholam/ Guillaume Credoz, Christian Haas, Dina Kamal, Michele/Georges Maria, Claude Missir, Nagib Tabbah, Tamara Barrage, Celine Stephan Eid, Azza Mahmassani.