The slender hourglass-like shape of Nedda El-Asmar's Narghile references not only the past but also the primal elements of water, fire and air.

Henry van de Velde Labels 2007

Editie 2007

Nedda El-Asmar

Water pipe

40cm x 11cm 

Tin, technical ceramic and nacrine

This intellectual background is paired with a practical execution. She managed to make a traditional product user-friendly by letting its components fit together easily. The tobacco bowl is formed from technical ceramic, which ensures that the tobacco burns slowly and evenly. She also devoted considerable effort to creating a sensual mouthpiece that rests comfortably on the user's lips. Here tradition is given new life, and it fits perfectly with a new, fashionable trend: enjoying life and taking the time to enjoy life.