Environmental slope repair
Behind Yaqeen, interior designers Sabine Al Saqim and Bruna Al Tini are behind Yaqeen; The two young women were introduced to each other at the university study benches; Each stylist worked on her own after graduation, for ten years, before creating their own joint venture, which they named “Yeqin”.
The two young designers believe they have a role to play in reforming the steep ecological and human path the world is on, so they offer furniture collections made from “environmentally friendly” materials, respecting nature in their work. In this context, both designers apply the three-pronged approach that calls for waste reduction, reuse and recycling, in their works of art, without environmental concern by jumping from the aesthetics of furniture that follows the eclectic style that combines traditional, modern, contemporary and exoticism. to suit groups accordingly all home styles; “Neoclassical”, “Modern” and “Ultramodern” …
The designer, Sabine, talks to “Madam” and says that she and her partner share the taste and values of design and adds that they reduce the loss of resources, such as: wood, iron and others, in their artwork while. cutting materials so as not to leave much waste and using the latter, if any, in Make small pieces of furniture or recycle leftovers. Moreover, both designers adhere to the issue of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, through centralized production (i.e., all production and packaging processes take place in one place).
Environmentally friendly furniture
Designer Sabine points out that “people live in homes full of furniture, which creates strong links between the products mentioned and people. However, instead of just enjoying their eyes with the shapes, colors and textures of the furniture, they can go one step further when buying these parts responsibly. ” After asking about the sources of materials they produce and production methods.
Thus, consumers and art furniture enthusiasts contribute, albeit little, to the unconscious reduction of raw material consumption, according to the stylist, who points out that, contrary to popular misconception, “environmentally friendly” products are not without the attraction of their ”.
About the materials used for the production of furniture, stylist Sabine lists:
- Wood that has an environmental certificate for the way of harvesting, the way of cutting and transport and the way of forests from which it is harvested.
- Rattan is a natural material extracted from palms that are fast growing and regenerating.
- Recyclable stainless steel.
- Water-based paint that does not contain volatile organic molecules (VOCs).
- Recycled cardboard, in packaging designs.
Security is an Arabic word meaning strong faith and recognition of it, without any doubt. Design engineers Sabine Al-Saqeim and Bruna Al-Tiny chose the word to name their initiative, to emphasize their Arab identity, and to shorten their mission to preserve the ecosystem in their work, regardless of groups, colors and designs, in addition to encouraging consumers and art lovers to ethical consumption.
An initiative that integrates sustainability into interior design
After a voluntary trip to Ghana in July 2018, the lives of Hala Al-Noamani and Nevin Hashem changed … “This trip opened the doors of hope and inspiration before us”, as Hala says for “Madam”. The two young girls who met each other on the volunteer trip decided to resign. Thus, Nevin turned his back on the nine years he spent in auditing and financial management between Lebanon and abroad, and Hala quit his job in internal engineering, as part of a company in Jeddah. The two young women then went to Tanzania to join the Community Development Program, where they worked on various projects. There, the two young women became interested in the waste problem, which opened their eyes to the existing waste crisis in Lebanon and the world, so they sought ways to manage waste and recycling, focusing on plastic pollution, which is the most dangerous to health. and our environment.
The initiative of the two young women started by creating accessories (cup protectors, bowls, phone holders …) from waste, while selling goods in local stores and “online” through a joint account they created. Then, they developed their idea and machine in 2021 to produce durable, recyclable panels and this Paltic was born.
The initiative is about recycling hundreds of tons of plastic waste a year, empowering women in the manufacturing and recycling sector and contributing to strengthening the local circular economy. Durable plates are made from recycled plastic (a specific type of plastic known as Plastic # 2 (HDPE) and commonly found in bottle caps and shampoo and detergent bottles) and measure 1000 x 1000 millimeters and are 10-20 thick millimeters.
The panels have a unique color combination, are resistant to water and rot and are also recyclable. It is worth noting that to make a single sheet 10 millimeters thick you need about 6000 plastic caps (or 300 packages of detergent)!
Wall covering and furniture making
Handmade panels are used, with precision and professionalism, in modern projects, whether commercial or residential, especially in wall coverings and work surfaces, in addition to artistic installations and furniture making (shelves, tables and chairs). The panels represent a new alternative of materials resistant to wood, marble and terrazzo tiles …
It offers designers endless possibilities and ideas. It is worth noting that the recycled material is easy to shape, regardless of whether it is cutting the panels by hand, drilling them or turning them into the desired shapes, using the same woodworking techniques.
Al Mobadara collaborates with stylists
Al-Mubadara is collaborating with local designers and furniture manufacturers, including: Dalia Bohsali, who took over the project to renovate a public beach hanging bed in Beirut, and Yasmine Raad, who combined Paltic panels into an acclaimed side table with prices. and eagerly awaits collaborations to expand to include: Arab artists.