Galala Zaman watch stand by T Sakhi Studio
Materials: Galala, brass, suede
Dimensions: W 20 cm, H 20 cm
The craftsmanship emphasizes various cultural heritages; leather and metal in Lebanon and stone and minerals in Egypt, where was the first known creation of horology. The techniques aspires a creation associated with chaos and form, randomness and precision, spirit and matter, and finally, natural and man-made, emphasizing nature and its mutation due to human intervention.
Carving into the mineral to create a negative space for storing the watch: similarly to archeology, making the piece a part of human history through stratification and excavation, a timeless “artifact”.
“To watch” defines the act of observing and gazing within a time period. Since watches became a collectable work of art, our aim is to give the object value by making it a contemplative artwork itself. The notion of a ‘box’ is reinterpreted to re-question it’s function.
Based in Beirut and Venice, T SAKHI is a multidisciplinary architecture and design studio co-founded by Lebanese-Polish sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi. The studio places human interaction at the core of their practice, drawing from the emotional and physical experiences by incorporating senses and memory. Their synergetic projects are diverse and range from smallscale architecture, urban installations, commercial and residential design, collectible objects, scenography and film. Despite their versatile talents and contrasting affinities, the sisters combine their duality to create a hybrid occidental-oriental inspiration, and collaborate with creatives and artists from diverse cultures, provoking an exchange and dialogue to reach craftsmanship and innovation.
Height: 7.88 in. (20 cm)
Diameter: 7.88 in. (20 cm)
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