In a nostalgic tribute to his childhood, Hamza Mekdad has artfully resurrected the multipurpose essence of an original Corinthian-shaped heirloom from his family home—a cherished artefact that once seamlessly transitioned from vase to sink to cooking vessel. Drawing further inspiration from the iconic Corinthian pillars of the Baalbek temple, Mekdad has skilfully reinterpreted this piece’s time-honoured versatility for today’s dynamic environments.
The initial iteration of his vision materialized as a foldable paper vase, ingeniously infusing the classic Corinthian motif with a twist of modern practicality. This innovative creation deftly balances historical reverence with contemporary convenience, presenting an aesthetically pleasing, space-efficient design solution that honours its ancestral functions.
This latest collection by Mekdad not only celebrates the fusion of history and modernity but also showcases a living lineage of Lebanese craftsmanship.
H: 19cm x W: 16cm
H:28 cm x W: 27 cm