Richard Yasmine a Lebanese interior architect and product designer, filled with imagination using his imaginary world as a simulation to try out new ideas creating new objects inspired of life, emotions, and the human body: physiology and needs, but also focuses on internal chaos combined with a certain innate sensitivity; sometimes extreme and provocative or even not expected by others but still minimal, bold, and straightforward without disguising or hiding true reality. He never tends to identify the difference between reality and imagination this what helps him creating intriguing and controversial design objects yet complicated in the process of production however this is distinctive in his personality.
Trying always to incorporate a fresh approach sticking to his culture and tradition, frequently in a muddled process but a precise immaculate result not following a specific period or trend but a reflection of his own image. Integrating the Middle Eastern specifically the Lebanese knowhow and spirit within the recipe of each of his products; collaborating with craftsmen, consequently to reveal the oriental feel through an extravagant aspect, searching to spread the marriage between tradition and new technologies, by keeping his signature identity of commotion mixing craziness to sobriety with a touch of fantasy.
He showcased his work at la biennale de St Etienne, Paris design week 2015/2018, Milan design week 2016/2017/2018/2019/2021, Milan design city 2020/2021, Zona Maco Mexico City 2019, Shanghai 2020, Beirut artfair 2015/2016, Beirut design week 2015/2016, Dubai design week 2016 and in designjunction during the London design festival 2017, most of his designs has been featured consecutively in Interni, domus, wallpaper, living-corrieredellaserra, ad, Icon, ideat, elle decoration, monogram, dezeen, designboom, design milk, highsnobiety, the national, Madame, 7daysuae, interiors, Arch newspaper, interior design NEW York, l’orient le jour, LE Monde, the observer, belle, Vogue, casa vogue, io donna, LUXE TV and on many other local and international blogs and magazines ...
He has been selected by Esquire MIDDLE EAST between the 6 designers to know about in the Middle East for 2017, his work has been featured between the best of Dubai design week 2016 on Yatzer and best of Milan design week 2017/2018/2019 again on Yatzer, Yellowtrace, best of Milan Design City 2020/2021...
He has been interviewed by Elle décor Italia as the Lebanese designer talking about his city Beirut in the “secret Beirut” article as one of numerous other city guides. During Milan Design week 2018 he showcased in 3 different spaces and for the first time collaborating with the eclectic Italian brand JCP universe, his HAWA Beirut collection and WAKE UP CALL has been selected between the best of MDW18 on Yatzer , yellowtrace, domus, dezeen , designboom and many other press all around the globe, he has been nominated for the emerging designer of the year by Dezeen 2018, at the end of 2018 Ô-CULT the water sanctuary , commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy curated by la Triennale di Milano design museum was born, in 2019 was his first participation in Zona Maco Mexico City where he had an exhibition and multiple lectures ,his successful collection THE CURE (HEAVENLY PIE(A)CES) has been showcased this April in MDW19. After he’s been selected between the top 20 must-know talents on the commercial interior design magazine. In 2020 “WAKE UP CALL” has been selected to be part of the permanent exhibition of the MUDAC museum in Lausanne. In 2020 his AFTER AGO collection went again viral and was an inspiration to big design to fashion brands in 2021, followed by FLOWING FRAGMENTS and SIZE MATTERS and IL VISO DEL MONDO, IN 2021. Lately he is on the AD50 list and in DWELL 24 for 2021.