Joy Mardini Design Gallery proudly announces their inaugural show Leatherscapes by designer Marc Baroud. Corresponding with the 5th edition of Beirut Design Week, the exhibition aims to present Marc Baroud’s most recent collection of products that explores different approaches towards sustainable applications of leather in contemporary design.
Leatherscapes places the material at the center of its conception. Each object is shaped from a specific sheet of leather, and based on its size and dimension, the sheet is folded in order to create a functional product. This ensures that no material is wasted in order to fit to a specific design. Quite the contrary, each object is adapted to the material itself, creating an array of different shapes and proportions based on the dimension of the selected piece of leather. Each of the resulting products is then fitted with an appendage that enhances its utility, such as the addition of a function, being light or reflection.
By allowing the material to guide the process of design, this collection comprises a series of objects that can never be identical and creates as a whole a complex landscape of leather products.
The presented series is composed of a desk / coiffeuse, a reading chair, a bench, coffee tables and a lounge chair.
In line with the debut of Joy Mardini Design Gallery, Leatherscapes will also be presented at the 2016 edition of
Leatherscapes will open on Friday May 27th in Beirut, and will run until July 8th, 2016.