Designer Karen Chekerdjian goes against the grain and redefines the design movement once again by relocating to the rugged and loud heavy industrial area of Karantina.
The 600m2 new site – a cross between a warehouse, loft and workspace – is part of an expansive concrete landscape of derelict factories and massive warehouses that line a traffic by-pass road running parallel to the Beirut highway.
The relocation to what was once a tannery warehouse, now currently home to a metalworker, dress factory and tannery offices, was a result of growth in Chekerdjian’s body of work – her pieces became too big and too numerous for the space to accommodate.
A marked transformation in Chekerdjian’s methodology and work sent many of her pieces around the world. Her works have only recently returned from their lengthily travels abroad to a new top floor home overlooking Bourj Hammoud and Karantina.
Chekerdjian will be hosting ABOVE GROUND | OUTER SPACE, an exploration opening preview of the Karantina space starts Friday, 5 April until June 30, 2019.