Sayar & Garibeh X Katie Stout
Stephanie Sayar & Charbel Garibeh are Lebanese-based designers that work together as a team to complete projects where each have individual opinions and personal touches combined together to create nostalgic and dreamy pieces. Their approach to design encompasses their combined vision of naïve and experimental design with a dash of humor using new materials and forms. The duo opened their studio Sayar & Garibeh, in Beirut, after developing their product design skills and exhibiting their work at a number of international fairs such as Miami, Milan, Paris, Beirut and Dubai. Their work has been selected in 2015 and 2016 as Best of Milan Design Week and highlighted as Best of Maison et Objet Paris in 2015. After having met over 12 years ago in college, the two later went on to complete Master’s degrees in Interior Architecture from the Lebanese University. It was only three years after graduation that they realized the necessity of designing together to produce the best work.
"Working together is always fun, and while communication is one of the main elements in our method, we can't hide the fact that it sometimes gets messy, but it's all part of the ride... We tried to work separately a few times [in the beginning] but we always ended up realizing that there was something missing."