Tessa & Tara Sakhi
Lebanese-Polish sisters, architects, creators & wanderers, Tessa & Tara Sakhi, were immersed into a multi-cultural environment, and the world of architecture & art through their parents at an early age.
Having garnered experience in various architecture offices and freelance projects in Beirut, New York and Paris, it is mostly through their constant travel journeys and shared enthusiasm for exploring eclectic environments that Tessa found her passion for philanthropy, social & civic collaborations, while Tara developed hers for photography, scenography and set design.
In 2016, they combined their strong duality of versatile talents & individual affinities to co-found atelier2té under one harmonious and complementary vision: an architecture & design platform that promotes innovation through multi-disciplinary collaborations.
Constantly stimulating cultural exchange and hybridity in their projects, their main goal is to create a diverse pattern constructed on human interactions & behavior, cultural evolution and the notion of identity in Today’s world.
Their projects range from residential to commercial, from architecture to product design, and art direction.
Tessa & Tara both started their initial architecture studies at L’académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts in Beirut.
Tessa graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture at the American University of Beirut, winning first prize of honors & excellence in the Areen Awards for her diploma project.
Tara graduated in 2016 with a Master’s Degree from École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, earning high honors & distinction for her thesis project.
“Regardless the cultural context, there is an underlying “sensation”, which is universal to all, that we try to bring out in each of our products; Happiness and Freedom.”
– Tessa & Tara Sakhi