currently on at smogallery in beirut is recent works, an exhibition of - yes, indeed - recent works by jan van lierde. originally trained as an architect, he practiced this craft for many years and later established renowned lighting design company kreon. van lierde makes a distinction between his designs made for public spaces [read: his lighting designs] and those crafted for a private domain. on display are a series of objects which fall in the latter category, and these include lighting sculptures and furniture pieces such as shelving units, tables and even photographs. these were specifically conceived specifically for smogallery and represent the private side of van lierde's work that has not often been showcased [on through jan 9]. location: 77 rue sénégal [karantina].
© smogallery - another magnificent light sculpture by jan van lierde