That summer, TUMO Studios invited Antoine and Youssef, designers from Exil Collective, to organize an atelier. EXIL collective is a Beirut-based creative platform promoting budget-conscious designs. This project was created as an invitation to change the way design is perceived in Lebanon and the Middle East. The atelier gathered students who were interested in industrial design, including Ani and Anahit.
Anahit’s design was a vinyl holder made from a single piece of aluminum. She aimed to create a product that reminded users of the packaging used for vinyl records. The holder is the size of two vinyl records and is delivered flat to buyers, who then fold it themselves along the perforated line to bring it to its final shape.