ÉTAT DE SIÈGE AT GALERIE TANIT

Installation Shot, Credit Aya Saleh Courtesy Galerie Tanit
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État de Siège goes back on the evolution of seating from the 1960’s until today through the eyes of 20 Lebanese designers. Curated by Joy Mardini, the group show is on view at Galerie Tanit until the 25th of June. Scenography by Rabih Koussa.

Installation Shot. Photo Credit Aya Saleh
Installation Shot. Photo Credit Aya Saleh

Curatorial Statement
Throughout history, designers and architects have reflected around the idea of seating and the many shapes and purposes it can bear. After all, wether Egyptian, gothic or contemporary, they are all the same; they are all an invitation to have a seat, a conversation, they are all small sculptures. And in a way, this makes them all comparable.

Each one of them tells you something about the person who created it, the era it was created in, and the society that shaped it. Like an immersion in the history of modern architecture, it’s like looking at buildings from a very close point of view.

Installation Shot, Credit Aya Saleh Courtesy Galerie Tanit
Installation Shot, Credit Aya Saleh Courtesy Galerie Tanit

Designers: 200Grs. Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem, Anastasia Nysten, Bernard Khoury, Bokja, Carla Baz, Carlo Massoud, david/nicolas, Exil Collective, Georges Mohasseb for Studio Manda, Jean Louis et Mado Mellerio, Joe Naaman, Karen Chekerdjian, Khalil Khouri, Marc Baroud, Mary-Lynn & Carlo, Maurice Bonfils, Studio Nada Debs, Sami El Khazen, 1millimetre | Sara Jaafar, Thomas Trad.

Meet the designers and explore their designs in the above gallery.


The exhibition is on view at Galerie Tanit until the 25th of June, 2022.

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