Francesco Pace and Anne-Claire Hostequin

Meet our artists-in-residence

diagrams for Visioni OpposteBeirut Art Residency

The relationship between craft and the environments we inhabit has always been at the base of Francesco Pace’s practice as a designer.

Francesco in a workshopBeirut Art Residency

When faced with the many levels of a complex and ancient city like Beirut, Pace set out to create a collection of objects.

Francesco abstract sculptureBeirut Art Residency

In doing so he decided to collaborate with local craftsmen and the spirit of the city.

Visioni OpposteBeirut Art Residency

Combining this with a visual investigation of the details of Beirut;

Visioni Opposte full set upBeirut Art Residency

it's buildings, open-spaces, ornaments and shapes, he used design as a tool for interpreting an unknown culture.

Atypical series sketchesBeirut Art Residency

During the residency Anne-Claire Hostequin created the ‘Atypical’ series, which strives to re-imagine the functions of classic Lebanese objects and crafts

Atypical prototypeBeirut Art Residency

using minimalist metal structures and traditional carpentry, her approach can be defined as meticulous and playful.

design round open studioBeirut Art Residency

diagrams and studies for Atypical installationBeirut Art Residency

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