Richard Yasmine Interior Architect and product designer, born and raised in Beirut, graduated in 2003 from the Lebanese university with an honorable fine art master degree, and since, he started as a conceptual designer and works for many firms in Beirut, Milan, Dubai, and Doha.
He believes design should be simple, bold, and straight forward with a touch of fantasy, merging his experimental dimension with a professional know-how. He incorporates a fresh approach while sticking to culture and traditional aspects, using technology and methodology, perception and spaces.
Member of the syndicate of professional artists, department of scenography, former teacher and lecturer in numerous schools of arts teaching technology of materials and design structure. Has participated in several regional and international competitions and acquired number of prizes and awards, permanent attendant to many workshops and fairs in Paris, Milan and New York. Active in the field of installations, furniture and conceptual design, his projects and designs have been featured in many local and international blogs and magazines.
He gets his motivation and inspiration from many renowned architects, artists and fashion designers such as Le Corbusier, Tadao Ando, Anish Kappor, Yayoi Kusama, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto.
Lately working on integrating the Middle Eastern spirit in his product design, collaborating with craftsmen,
using traditional carving and marquetry on rough materials like wood, metals and stones, seeking to spread the marriage between tradition and trend.