Founded in Beirut in 2014, the Saccal design house nurtures an interactive and engaging experience for users. Architects and interior designers Nour and Maysa Saccal have worked on residential and commercial buildings. They started with product design and later switched to interiors. Inspired by the people, things, and imaginations they have encountered, their works evoke memories. Memories, smell, and textures, in relationship to humans, can create an emotional effect in which a product becomes not only a static object, but one of interaction, reaction, and sensibility. By utilizing a variety of design mediums, materials, and art, Sacchal design house strives to create a design that is emotive and thoughtful.

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Series Nostalgia rocking chair_©theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-nostalgia-rocking-chair/

1. Dining Platter

As a way to remember the days spent in the Lebanon mountains and those memories, the series was created. Utilizing Travertino navano stone and solid wood, the artist displayed both the visual arts of material and remembrance. Platters come in three different sizes, large, medium, and small, with removable objects from the top.

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Series Dining Platter_©theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-dining-platter/
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Series Dining Platter_©theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-dining-platter/

2. Still life 

Still Life is a design for the Sursock Museum Design Store in Beirut, Lebanon, which takes inspiration from the collection of paintings depicting the nature of the Lebanese countryside. The vessel was created to hold nature and pay homage to Lebanon. The contemporary design of this vase made of carved carrara marble and brass is a modern reaction to the nostalgic longing for a lost simple way of life in the country.

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Series Still Life_©theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-still-life-7/

3. Poids plume

Embracing the solidity of the marble, the plume series products represent the light quality of a feather. Each tray is meticulously handcrafted to achieve a minimum marble thickness to design an experience of a lightweight product. Three sizes of trays were designed to accommodate the marble’s solidity ranging from 11 to 23 cm.

 

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Series Poids Plume_©theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-poids-plume/
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Series Poids Plume_©theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-poids-plume/

4. Censer

An attempt to imbue a sense of ambiguity and poeticism into marble by challenging its character as a cold material experimented. Marble embraces lightness by handcrafting as thinly as possible, challenging its rigidity, thus making it possible for this piece to have a dual function. There are two brass containers on the piece, which can be used to make an Oud burner, oil diffuser, or teal light. Light from a candle is softly reflected through the Carrara marble due to its thinness.

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Series Censer_©theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-censer/
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Series Censer_©theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-censer/
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Series Censer_©theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-censer/

5. Ripple

This jewelry holder is inspired by the ripples of water, acting as a reminder of the product that is illuminated by nature’s phenomena. This 18cm-diameter marble jewelry holder is comprised of static and solid properties of the stone.

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Series Ripple_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-ripple/
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Series Ripple_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-ripple/

6. City slate

The figure and ground are intertwined in an abstract way using inspiration from Beirut. Figure-ground illustrates the relationship between mass and void; in a void city, for example, like Beirut, where it is becoming increasingly valuable and disappearing, choose to highlight it and give it prominence.

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Series City Slate_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-city-slate/
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Series City Slate_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-city-slate/

7. Nostalgia Series

Console and Table Lamp

It was inspired by memories of summer days spent in the mountains playing with sand and colored bottles while rocking on the verandah. Curiosities create warm memories of remembrance by conveying the spirit of exploration and discovery. Stones ranging from 92 to 182 cm were used in the design, drawing on memories of childhood days when playing the console. With its stone tips ranging from 50 X 19 cm, the table lamp is designed as an art of memory filled with hidden treasures from the past.

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Series Nostalgia, Console_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-nostalgia-console/
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Series Nostalgia, Console_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-nostalgia-console/

8. Nostalgia table lamp

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Series Nostalgia, Table lamp_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-nostalgia-tablelamp/
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Series Nostalgia, Table lamp_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-nostalgia-tablelamp/

9. Play

Tawlah is a dialectical play on the Arabic word ‘taba’, which means table but is at the same time used to refer to the game of backgammon. The physical element of play was made possible by turning the tabletops on each side to reveal the game underneath. The feeling of lightness in two senses, one achieved by sensations of surprise and wonder, the other by crafting marble for 2-3 days to attain an inner minimum thickness of 4-5mm.

Material: Statuario marble and Solid Brushed Brass Structure

Italian Marble: Handcrafted in Lebanon

Because of the textures of marble, random hues and spottings are formed.

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Series Play_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-play-4/
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Series Play_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-play-4/
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Series Play_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-play-4/

10. Pockets

The city represents our culture and movements shaped by the people. Pockets were an attempt to reveal the informal and existing boundaries of the city. The formation of these pockets deforms the urban experience and creates new pockets as the people engage with them. Using the ceramic material, the quality of the intervention of such pockets that have formed naturally.

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Series Pocket_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-pockets/
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Series Pocket_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-pockets/
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Series Pocket_©https://theartling.com/en/design/saccal-design-house-pockets/

Reference list

The Artling. 2022. Censer by Saccal Design House: Design | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

The Artling. 2022. Dining Platter by Saccal Design House 2019: Visual Artwork | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

The Artling. 2022. Nostalgia Console by Saccal Design House 2019: Visual Artwork | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

The Artling. 2022. Nostalgia Rocking chair by Saccal Design House 2019: Visual Artwork | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

The Artling. 2022. Nostalgia tablelamp by Saccal Design House 2019: Visual Artwork | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

The Artling. 2022. Nostalgia tablelamp by Saccal Design House 2019: Visual Artwork | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

The Artling. 2022. Play by Saccal Design House: Visual Artwork | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

The Artling. 2022. Pockets by Saccal Design House: Design | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

The Artling. 2022. Poids Plume by Saccal Design House: Visual Artwork | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

The Artling. 2022. Ripple by Saccal Design House: Design | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

The Artling. 2022. Still Life by Saccal Design House: Design | The Artling . [online] Available at: [Accessed 11 May 2022].

Author

An observant Architect and wandering soul who captures the tales of poetic experiences through writing. She is a traveler by heart who explores the essence through understanding the relationship between people and places with sensitivity, as she believes “Architecture is an extension of one’s life “

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