Phoenician by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Beit Collective

Dezeen Showroom: London-based designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has created a collection of recycled glass vases and tumblers for Lebanese homeware label Beit Collective.

The Phoenician collection includes a pair of drinking glasses called Blue Quay and a vase called Fluted Buoy. The range is made from recycled glass using a traditional Phoenician glassblowing technique.

Two drinking glasses on a table
Furman has created two glass tumblers for Beit Collective

"I created this line to echo the aquatic and ancient environment of Phoenician cities," said Furman.

"I wanted these pieces to represent a treasure washed up on the beach, coming from ancient civilisations lost for millennia."

A clear glass and matching vase on a table with yellow flowers
A larger vase also makes up the Phoenicia range

Each item in Furman's Phoenician collection comes in turquoise, navy or clear – drawing on the aquatic colours associated with Phoenicians.

Phoenicia was an ancient coastal civilisation that originated in what is now called Lebanon. Many members of its society were mariners in the navy.

Phoenician by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Beit Collective
The items are informed by the ancient civilization Phoenicia

Beit Collective called on glassblowing artisans who have worked in Lebanon for many generations to manufacture Furman's glass and vase designs.

In the making of the collection the artisans blew molten glass and then placed it into a custom-made cast-iron mould that resulted in the irregularly-shaped Phoenician range.

Product: Blue Quay and Fluted Buoy
Designer: Adam Nathaniel Furman
Brand: Beit Collective
Contact: [email protected]

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Phoenician by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Beit Collective
Phoenician by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Beit Collective
Phoenician by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Beit Collective
Phoenician by Adam Nathaniel Furman for Beit Collective
A pair of glasses by Beit Collective