Second Skins by Tamara Barrage
Lebanese designer Tamara Barrage’s vases observe creating a personality. Her exploration into identity begins with a bare object: a vase made of resin.
We are all born naked and vulnerable, yet we are not defined by our nakedness. From the nakedness, we start covering up not only to shield our bare bodies, but to create an identity and to present a personality.
Lebanese designer Tamara Barrage’s vases observe creating a personality. Her exploration into identity begins with a bare object: a vase made of resin. Each of the six objects then acquire a second skin made of leather, threads, feathers, wood, metal, gold and silver leaf.
“The combination of the theme and my curiosity for manipulating, exploring and experimenting with materials lead me to design the vases,” Barrage explains. “Second Skins vases were born naked, lacking a clear, well-defined identity. Once covered, each will acquire an identity and a character with the material they host.”
Second Skins is a limited edition of six vases. Only a limited edition of 12 pieces of each vase has been produced. The collection, viewed as part of Precious the exhibition curated by Elizabeth Leriche for Maison & Objet Paris, was originally designed for the Naked exhibition mounted at Lebanese House of Today. •
Photos Marco Pinarelli