48 building blocks
Design: Karen Chekerdjian Studio, 2011
Ash, beech, mahogany, oak and sycamore wood
12 (h) x 28 (l) x 16 (w) cm
A collection of various raw wooden blocks are based on four elemental shapes – the square, the rectangle, the triangle and the circle – and housed in a handmade wooden container traditionally used to box Lebanese sweets. Named after the first man, these basic building blocks can easily be one’s first toy. Instead of painting the blocks, several kinds of wood are used to give each block a distinct natural grain and shade.
Photo credit: Nadim Asfar & Joe Kesrouani