The "Life Cabinet" has been created in collaboration with Roads for Life on its 10th anniversary with a mission to support Lebanese Civil Defense professionals and help focus on a healthy road to life. The cabinet is a re-imagined medicine cabinet created to facilitate user access during times of emergency. The components of the first-aid kit are extracted and transformed into a colorful pattern applied on the surface of the cabinet using contour inlay, a craft technique developed by Studio Nada Debs whereby stained veneers are inlayed into tin illustrations. The cabinet brings together a slow, meditative craft with rapid relief.
This collaboration reflects a strong sense of community and the fusion between craft and design. Despite the challenges faced by the team of artisans within the 81 Designs workshop located in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon, this collaboration was possible due to the resilience of the women behind the work and is a testament to their commitment to tradition and craft.