Sensorial Brushes By Najla El Zein Workspace Are Designed To Stimulate The Skin

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Lebanese studio Najla El Zein Workspace has produced a set of “pleasure tools” by pairing marble with materials including fake eyelashes and gold fingernails for tickling, stroking, scratching and more .

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein

Najla El Zein Workspace chose a varied choice of supplies that would lead to various sensations when moved over the skin to produce the bristles for the five Sensorial Brushes, described as “marble-sculpted pleasure tools”.


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“The sensations are enhanced with ordinary and unconventional components such as eyelashes, feathers and hay,” mentioned studio founder Najla El Zein, who installed five,000 spinning paper windmills in a doorway at London’s V&ampA museum last year.

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein

The 1st in the series is Scratch, formed from 21-carat gold plated elements shaped like fingernails arranged concentrically on a flat disk.

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein

The pad of nails is set onto the finish of a rounded handle sculpted from black Tala marble.

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein

Brass pins are embedded into the surface of a bulbous white Pentelic marble tool named Stroke, with a section left clear so a hand can grip it.

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein

The pins progressively reduce in size down the length of the implement, which can be placed on a brass rest with a black marble base.

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein

Tickle comprises a huge feather sticking out from a white marble pebble, held in a tall brass stand.

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein

An additional style, titled Sweep, has soft bristles designed by strands of dried grass. Lastly, a thin marble pole with fake eyelashes attached to its rounded finish is named Blink.

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein

Sensorial Brushes are on show as portion of an exhibition titled Naked at Le Yacht Club in Beirut, organised by Lebanese non-government organisation Home of Today and operating till 17 January 2015.

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein

Photography is by Karen Kalou.

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