ADAM NATHANIEL FURMAN
Furman’s Beiruti Collection is a stunning display of the designer’s ability to reimagine and revitalize traditional Lebanese craft. The collection centers on the practice of furniture cane weaving, known as “Khayzaran,” which has been a longstanding and integral part of Lebanon’s cottage and craft industry. In this collection, Furman combines the sleek shapes and angles of high modern furniture from the post-war jet-set era with a contemporary and vibrantly patterned deployment of weaving techniques.
The result is a fresh and exciting take on a beloved tradition that pays deep respect to the craft’s rich history. Furman’s pieces are a stunning marriage of the old and the new, reflecting a commitment to preserving traditional techniques while also pushing the boundaries of what is possible with modern design.
One of the standout features of the Beiruti Collection is the vibrant and colorful Khayzaran weave used throughout. Made from sustainably sourced, biodegradable materials, this durable and ecologically friendly weaving technique adds a pop of brilliant color to each piece in the collection. Furman’s commitment to sustainability is evident throughout her work, and the use of this environmentally conscious material is just one example of her dedication to creating beautiful and responsible designs.
Overall, the Beiruti Collection is a stunning showcase of Furman’s talent and vision, and a testament to the enduring beauty and significance of traditional Lebanese craft. With this collection, she has managed to create something truly unique and special, bridging the gap between past and present in a way that is both timeless and contemporary.
Khayzaran in Lebanon is known for its exceptional art of caning. Skilled artisans in the village weave intricate patterns using natural materials like rattan, in this case our special weaving material. Their caned creations, including furniture, baskets, and mats, showcase both beauty and durability. Visitors can witness the caning process and even participate, immersing themselves in this traditional craft that preserves the village’s cultural heritage.