Furniture Design The Edge Beirut Lamps, tables, stools by Tarek Elkassouf The Edge - Beirut Collection is inspired by the designer's home-city, Beirut. It is an interpretation of a city that is vulnerable yet resilient and adaptable. It reflects a city on the edge through the contradiction of solid yet malleable steel designs. It turns the concept of the hardy steel material on its head by twisting, bending and folding it, all the while retaining its sharp edges. It engages the precepts of Middle Eastern geometric patterns. Despite the challenge of an undeveloped manufacturing industry, these limited edition steel designs were handmade by artisans in Lebanon.