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Sibylle Tarazi

  • Lebanese designers
  • furniture design
  • decorative items design

Sibylle Tarazi is a product designer and aesthete based in Beirut, Lebanon. Raised in Beirut, Paris and Rome, she graduated in Graphic design with a minor in Fine arts from the American University of Beirut in 2002, and with a Master’s degree in Accessories design specializing in jewelry from Milan’s Domus Academy in 2007.

Born to a family of archaeologists, designers and craftsmen specializing in Middle Eastern art, Sibylle was inevitably immersed in a stimulating historical and contemporary art milieu which clearly stands out in her art.

Sibylle’s work displays her talent in transforming iconic pieces originally embodying traditional crafts into jeweled objets d’art; objects which will be heritage pieces in the future. Each piece is handmade in Beirut by a selection of outstanding craftsmen, discovered and selected by Sibylle – men, who are her kindred spirits, who while preserving the traditions and techniques of their heritage, are able to implement her contemporary vision of their craft.

Fusing the ancient with the modern, she creates a dialogue between the past, present, and future. Tarazi’s distinctive and conceptually-based designs are translated through the “noble materials” that best express them. Indeed, it is this singular blend of life and matter that symbolizes the beauty of her work, and enables her to create such unique pieces. Pieces that are architectural in form, prompting to be touched and urging to be used by art collectors. Her work has been exhibited at the Paris Design week, Milan Design week, Sursock Museum, and in Beirut, and published in Skira, Wallpaper* magazine, AD amongst others.