Sundays – Paola Sakr (Lebanon)

For Paola Sakr, the Lebanese food that she grew up eating represented a means of bringing people together. Sundays is a selection of tableware items that offer an insight into rituals associated with the traditional Lebanese dining room – the hospitality, diversity, warmth and energy which Sakr saw as an essential element of her home. To create her pottery forms, Sakr used an experimental making method that employs a range of Kvadrat Febrik textiles. Rather than developing traditional, rigid moulds, Sakr developed a series of textile moulds using Triangle, Mosaic 2, Apparel, Plecto, Uniform Melange, Sprinkles, Drop and Razzle Dazzle. Once the pottery had been fired within these pouches, the scorched textile could be picked away to reveal a ghostly textured print and a supple shape formed by the mould. Through Sakr’s method, the knitted textiles are immortalised within the rigid form of the ceramic. 

Paola Sakr

Paola Sakr is a Beirut-based designer who believes in constant innovation and simplicity. She started her studio after graduating with honours from l’Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts and working as a product designer at PSLab. In recent years, her work has been exhibited around the Middle East and Europe. She also received one of Maison et Objet’s Rising Talents Award in September 2018.