A Series of tables

The Study Beirut is a collaboration aimed at experimental design and material research, comprised of 3 designers: Tamara Barrage, Vrouyr Joubanian, and Lea Kirdikian.

Exp I: Synergy delves into the sensory world of traditional Lebanese remedial herbs and culinary spices, spanning from the coastal souks of ancient Byblos to the hustle-bustle streets of Barbir and Bourj Hamoud. 

Although spices are aplenty in the land of the cedar tree, spice shops are slowly vanishing from its daily existence. Shops that once entered tickle your five senses – from the mouth watering aromas, to the vibrant colors and the delicate crunch between each handful poured. 

Wanting to capture this seemingly ephemeral experience, Exp I: Synergy is what is seen, heard, smelt, felt, and tasted in eternal suspension in all its beauty. The outcome being a series of assorted coffee tables that showcase an age old trade and tradition.

Exp I: Synergy was launched during Beirut Design Week 2015 as the by-product of our first collaborative project.