Lebanon-born, France-based designer Charles Kalpakian created a collection of furniture and lamps for the Paris-based manufacturer Dar en Art. The pieces reflect a modern aesthetic as well as a bit of the designer’s Lebanese roots. I love how the oblong shapes that make up the folding screen are carried over to the stitching on the bench and the openings on the lanterns.
The front panels open up and connect to other benches as a form of hospitality.
“Hawa” Folding Screen
Lets the light through its panels and is described as being shaped by the “wind of sands.”
“Nour” Suspension Lantern
The “magic” lanterns cast geometric shadows like a summer evening in the Lebanese mountains.