T SAKHI – Tessa & Tara Sakhi - Lebanon

Best Emerging Interior Design Studio 2020 - Middle East & France
Based in Beirut, Lebanese-Polish sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi co-founded in 2016, T SAKHI, a multidisciplinary architecture and design studio. In an increasingly fast paced world, the sister architects place human interaction at the core of their practice, drawing from the emotional and physical experiences by incorporating all five senses and memory. From modern residences, to portable nightclubs, readapted urban designs, or satiric dining installations, their synergetic projects are diverse, playful and interactive. They range from small-scale architecture, urban installations, commercial and residential design, collectible objects, scenography and film. Despite their versatile talents and contrasting affinities, the sisters combine their duality to create a hybrid occidental-oriental inspiration, and collaborate with creatives and artists from all over the world, provoking an exchange and dialogue to reach craftsmanship and innovation. Their work have been exhibited in Beirut, Paris, Milan and Dubai, and donated in Philips’ London Auction house in support of Lebanese talents and several NGO’s in Beirut supporting architecture, reforestation and sexual health. They have participated in lectures and talks in Dubai, Sharjah, Sydney and China. Their projects have been nominated for awards in China, Milan and Berlin, and have been highly published worldwide in magazines and online platforms.