Breakout Beirut-based designer Richard Yasmine shares his seven favorite design classics


Richard's Wish List

Beirut-based interior architect and designer, Richard Yasmine is currently attracting a lot of buzz in the design world. On the heels of multiple exhibitions at international design fairs in Paris, Milan, and Dubai, he was nominated Emerging Designer of the Year for 2018 by Dezeen. A personal Pamono favorite, his work is equal parts delicate and geometric—with just a touch of whimsy. Fusing technology and intuition, Richard draws inspiration from traditional Lebanese craftwork to create totally fresh and refined objets d'art. 

Richard is always on the lookout for bold, exceptional midcentury classics that complement his au courant contemporary pieces. Read on to discover Richard’s picks; perfect for crafting a striking yet welcoming interior ambiance.

 

Prisma Sofa by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen for Ludvig Pontoppidan 

“No one can deny the splendor of this exceptional midcentury Danish sofa. The diamond shape seat perfectly blends with the warm wooden structure, making it a masterpiece—and the jewel of any living space.”

Photo © Studio Schalling

 

Travertine Coffee Table by Mario Bellini for Cassina 

“Because I’m a lover of geometrical shapes, nothing can beat this colossal modernist coffee table. It is a perfect example of Mario Bellini's work; original and technically complex.”

Photo © Siècles de brocante

 

Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller

“This design classic was conceived by the extremely influential power couple, Charles and Ray Eames, whose iconic furniture items are a must-have.”

Photo © de Kameleon

 

Desk by Poul Nørreklit for Sigurd Hansens 

“This desk may be one of the rarest that I’m attracted to; the sleek and transparent lines and the floating slim rosewood top make it truly one of a kind. The Danes are the kings of simplicity.”

Photo © Studio Schalling

 

Vintage 1307 Cabinet by Antoine Philippon & Jaqueline Lecoq for Behr

“With its simple and elegant lines, this German cabinet—which was presented for Behr's  50th birthday in 1962—is a shining example of modernism.”

Photo © Liebe Möbel Haben

 

Vintage Peacock Chair by Verner Panton for Habitat 

“This bizarre, yet minimalist Pop Art chair by Verner Panton creates an added value to any space. By keeping the transparency within the thin metal structure, it can interact with lights and shadows by creating different sceneries inside one space.”

  Photo © Against

 

Marble Dining Table by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper

“The Eros series by Angelo Mangiarotti transcends the idea of furniture being purely for function. The shapes and lines are crafted in a way that it reads like a sculptural installation and makes a statement in any space, at any time.”

Photo © Artichoke Vintage Furniture   

 

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