Riad el Solh, Beirut district
Having studied interior architecture at ESAG Penninghen in Paris, followed by product design for the luxury industry at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL), Carla Baz moved to London upon completing her Master’s degree to work with renowned designers, including Vivienne Westwood and Zaha Hadid.
Carla Baz Lighting is, at first glance, meticulous in form and purist in aesthetic. Once illuminated, a soft warmth emanates and reveals the whimsical intention behind each hand-made work. In pursuit of a more engaged practice that reintroduces gesture back into the design process, Carla Baz established a Beirut-based studio where she collaborates with highly-skilled craftsmen to nurture the link between the hand that draws and the hand that makes. Together they work innovatively, transferring knowledge and reinterpreting techniques to modernize craft and create a distinctive product. Following several creative experiments and the release of small editions of her sophisticated yet sculptural furniture, Carla Baz received the 2013 Boghossian Foundation Design Award in Brussels.