HUSSAIN HARBA

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I remember the monuments, a little farther than date palms. There perhaps walked Hammurabi at the beginning of civilization. I remember the lion, where as a boy I went up to contemplate the city.

Biography

The architect Hussain Harba was born in Iraq, in Babylon, the most famous of all the cities of Mesopotamia. He breathed art since he was a child, thanks to his collector father, and at 18 the creative nature pushed him to leave his homeland and move to Perugia, a city where he learned Italian and where he developed his great passion for Italy which, the following year, took him to Turin where he attended the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico. After graduating, he immediately began his work as a designer for well-known companies and multinationals.

1997

His continuous search for beauty, constant commitment and passion for his work are the foundations on which he founded LaTriArt Pubblicità in 1997. A design and production company that becomes the creative laboratory for the creation of more than 171,000 art objects designed and produced since then for the most famous Italian and international brands.

To give a good idea of the importance and notoriety of the pieces of design created by architect Harba there are the words of a journalist who has defined these objects "so deeply rooted in people's lives that they are more visible and recognizable than Michelangelo's works".

The designer, who is mainly an artist, designs furniture components and other pieces with innovative shapes and bright colors that characterize the space, where his projects come to life telling much of his cheerful and original character.

In spite of its often grey host city, the architect is surrounded by colours and light. His workspace has been defined by an international design journalist as 'the happiest and most colourful in the world'.

Famous are the sofas and especially the armchairs with a semi-circle back unbalanced in gold and silver, as well as those made of calf hair or natural cowhide leather or even with a texture reminiscent of autumn leaves and wooden armrests that recall the trunks of trees. According to Architect Harba, each object is a product born of the sensitivity of the human being because it is the thought that hides behind the creative act that makes the difference and that distinguishes a serial product from an iconic and original one.

2001

In 2001 he achieved the first of a series of successes for the company for the production and design office of Architect Harba, which received the national award 'Italy that works' created to reward the companies that have distinguished themselves in their field, thus confirming the constant research in the field of design applied to the creation of objects. The creations of architect Harba do not stop at large architectural projects or design objects, but his great creativity also finds space in the fashion world. The result is luxury creations such as handbags and jewellery, all unique pieces, handmade, some registered with EUIPO (EUROPEAN UNION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE) in a limited edition characterized by bold colors and luxurious and refined materials. Among the first fashion creations there are the python or crocodile folders, created to preserve the projects of architect Harba and increasingly in demand so as to become a real collection appreciated by the Italian and international public. The names of these creations Moon, Bella, Ocean, Harba and Babylon evoke the history and birth of the architect. The folders are followed by the now famous Home Bags presented exclusively on the catwalk of the second edition of the Turin Fashion Week in which, the architect Harba, is hosted as a special guest and in which he presents to the public the collection autumn-winter 2017/2018 of Mini-Home, with the patroness of the fashion show the famous showgirl Elena Barolo. The bags were made with the collaboration of her daughter Alia, who for the first time participates in the creation of these iconic accessories. The idea of this capsule collection is to tell through the bags the idea of the home, guardian of our dearest things. They are artworks to wear and luxury items made with beautiful textures, fine leathers, handles with unusual shapes and materials. The colors have been chosen and combined in an innovative and unexpected way and communicate immediately pleasant emotions enhancing the personality of each type of woman.

«When we return home after a trip, the first thing we think of is always: Home sweet home. The house is like a cell of tranquility, something that makes you feel good. Mine are not bags, oand are not serial products. My bags are art objects, architectural forms that have the shape of bags »

Hussain Harba

Hussain Harba

2017

His commitment to the world of design consecrated him in 2017 with a collaboration with the historic company Poltronova in Florence, which produced a limited edition of 24 Joe armchairs entitled "Bloom" presented at MIAAO in Turin. A true icon of world design, created by Italian designers Jonathan De Pas, Donato D'Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi in 1970 and produced by Poltronova today directed by Roberta Meloni, a woman with a great innovative mind who has defined the work of architect Harba an interesting and courageous operation that adds value to the original historical project making it new and different, but unchanged in character. A project that has had the great merit of opening the way to new possible interpretations of historical objects of design. A limited series of 24 pieces that represents for the architect Harba the spring, the rebirth and the desire to live, expressed once again through the colors. The stylized flower shoots seem to give a new lightness to the whole armchair. The flower dress manages to add a sensory and emotional charge to an already strong object, without changing even a comma of its original character.

In an interview Dr Cristina Morozzi, called 'the lady of Italian design', defines the Bloom armchair as the beginning of a new history of design that has opened the way to a new path made of contamination.

«My goal is to create objects that give happiness, rarity and luxury"»

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