Khayzaran / Fairuz
Product Name
Khayzaran / Fairuz
Designer
Richard Yasmine
Chairs
Armchair

Lebanese culture is influenced by the Levant, Ottoman and Mediterranean civilizations around, even though it has its own lines, shapes and materials which are typical in its architectural compositions. Regarding the furniture, they are actually very few in variety, limited but mostly functional… One of the most used is the “khayzaran” chair; made of wooden structure, 4 legs linked together with wooden arcs, it has a high back, the seat made of rattan with a typical geometrical pattern all handmade, it has in fact its charm, used by poor to rich communities, young to older generations. Nowadays this chair is barely seen in some old houses or restaurants. It’s like fading in our memories.


Khayzaran / Fairuz concept is to revitalize this “Lebanese icon” rework the structure, emphasize and soften the lines giving it a fashionable twist following the trend making it present in our new minimalistic or industrial interiors preserving the main identity. The perception is to create diverse home furniture, accessories and items using this “khayzaran” chair configuration, making it lower with arms or lounge chair, making it as a stool, bench, low, central and side table, etc… Changing and playing with the volumes empty/plain, slim/fat, high/low, large/thin, use different material combination such as solid wood, brass, and leather creating different shapes from the same old pattern.


Khayzaran / Fairuz ‘s main objective is to bring back to life a chair and other home accessories used while sipping coffee, playing card, eating around a table, furniture that witnessed war and peace, funerals and wedding events.. Now let’s remove the dust, display the whole set fully dressed and let them show off.

More products by Richard Yasmine

Latest Armchair
Featured Projects
News
Creative offices by Sid Lee Architecture envisioned as an extension of Montreal’s dynamic urban environment
29 Sep 2022 News
Creative offices by Sid Lee Architecture envisioned as an extension of Montreal’s dynamic urban environment

Part of a revitalization of downtown Montreal and the iconic Place Ville Marie and its esplanade, Si... More

The Cocoa Project Café by T3 Architects embraces the past to create a sustainable future
28 Sep 2022 News
The Cocoa Project Café by T3 Architects embraces the past to create a sustainable future

T3 Architects undertook the restoration of a 1950s modernist villa in Saigon to reconnect people wit... More

M Royce Architecture wraps the Oxford Triangle house in spatial alchemy of industrial materials
28 Sep 2022 News
M Royce Architecture wraps the Oxford Triangle house in spatial alchemy of industrial materials

A distinct sight amongst the post-war stucco and typical mid-century ranch-style houses of Venice Be... More

De Villa by Rj Architects blurs boundaries and finds solitude in nature
28 Sep 2022 News
De Villa by Rj Architects blurs boundaries and finds solitude in nature

Located in Qom city, De Villa, designed by Rj Architects, seeks refuge in nature and establishes a c... More

Reinvented Milka Guesthouse combines Slovenian alpine tradition with contemporary design
28 Sep 2022 News
Reinvented Milka Guesthouse combines Slovenian alpine tradition with contemporary design

Combining Slovenian alpine tradition with contemporary design, the restoration of Milka guesthouse b... More

The Boiler Room by a/LTA architectes – urbanistes abstractly reflect details of the site's historic Breton architecture
28 Sep 2022 News
The Boiler Room by a/LTA architectes – urbanistes abstractly reflect details of the site's historic Breton architecture

Part of a site with a solid historic architectural heritage, this new boiler room in Saint-Pern impr... More

Naso refurbishes an exemplary modernist structure as a hub for art and sustainable dining
27 Sep 2022 News
Naso refurbishes an exemplary modernist structure as a hub for art and sustainable dining

Located in the heart of Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City, Lago/Algo is a cultural hub managed an... More

Perkins&Will complete innovative São Paulo residential project inspired by Oscar Niemeyer and the Brazilian modernist movement
27 Sep 2022 News
Perkins&Will complete innovative São Paulo residential project inspired by Oscar Niemeyer and the Brazilian modernist movement

In São Paulo, global studio Perkins&Will have completed a impressive residential project... More