Based in Beirut, Zein Daouk is a multidisciplinary architect with an obsession for creating
& a passion for ceramics. Her work embraces the dialogue that links disciplines by
highlighting the fluid narrative between function & sculpture. She explores form by
working with the four Elements; flowing Water stretches shapes into the Earth, Air
commits them to form & Fire becomes the founding act that brings them to life.
A harmonious combination of biomorphic forms emerge & push the sculptural vocabulary
until the form becomes something mysterious & new.
At the essence of her craft lies an insatiable curiosity to learn.
“It takes a mind quiet enough to appreciate silent beauty, courage not to fear
spontaneity, willingness to accept things as they are: graceful in their delicate
asymmetry. It hinges upon the ability to slow down, to shift the balance from doing to
being, to grasp the subtly graceful, the quietly sculptural…
In the walls of clay forms, secrets unfold: nothing is finished & nothing is perfect; all is
revealed as the clay peacefully flows & the muted words softly take form.”