The harmonies of linear construction, of rhythm and colour that emanate from this collection of dressing mirrors take their inspiration from the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement. The structure of each mirror is based on the three main elements of Ikebana: asymmetry, space and depth. The juxtaposition of these three different filters ineluctably creates landscapes of shapes and substances.
Karen Chekerdjian’s creations are nourished by craftsmanship, tradition and the cultural skills of Lebanon, her home country. Today her workshop produces collections of furniture, objects, and jewellery all under the “Series by Karen Chekerdjian” brand – limited edition objects as well as Spatial Design. Her unique collaboration with regional craftsmen, has allowed her to lay the foundations for Lebanese design. Her work transforms and reinterprets the origins of her country, bringing forth a strong contemporary character. The dynamic dialogue between design and craftsmanship has become her signature. Her strong style, without embellishment, produces pieces that are sharp-edged, masculine, almost Brutalist, with a highly elegant and enigmatic presence.