Carla Baz is a French-Lebanese designer with an aspiration for creativity applied to her Artistic Furniture designs that explore new techniques and challenges.
After studying interior architecture at ESAG Penninghen in Paris, she pursued a Masters in product design for the luxury industry at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL) where she had the opportunity to work on several projects under the supervision of international designers such as Ronan Bouroullec, BarberOsgerby, Marti Guixé, Pierre Charpin and Umberto and Fernando Campana. She then engaged in diverse professional experiences, working in London for Burberry, Vivienne Westwood and Zaha Hadid until she felt it was time to explore her own lines.
Winner of the Brussel based Boghossian Foundation’s 2013 Design Prize, she is inspired by the unique heritage of Lebanese craftsmanship, and dedicated to foster synergies between her innovative approach to furniture and the very accomplished skills of Lebanese artisans, she began a very inspiring sequence of experiments which resulted in small editions of her sculptural yet functional furniture.
Carla Baz pieces are rooted in that elaborate relationship where innovative ideas meet noble materials that are worked by hand. Within that journey to their process, unique and elegant pieces are born that hold their place in our landscape.
Working with a wide range of marble hues, Baz transforms her primal matter into smooth organic forms of minimal thickness that highlight the marble’s fragility and delicacy. Uncannily, the collection’s low tables feature a layer of colored resin that appears like a pool of liquid.