MetisDeco

Modern Geometric Home & Lifestyle Products

New York, United States On Etsy since 2016

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MetisDeco

Modern Geometric Home & Lifestyle Products

New York, United States | 519 Sales

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Faten Baassiri

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Faten Baassiri

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About MetisDeco

Sales 519
On Etsy since 2016

The linguistics of Geometry and Geometric Patterns

▷ Métis (mēˈtís/)
Something that is half of one thing and half of another. Someone whose father and mother are of different or mixed origins.

Raised in Beirut, studied there then in Milan, traveled all around and currently residing in New York… My love for discovery and design was fostered at a young age. I started as an Interior Architect for more than six years. Today, I am simply following my passion: design and make products for your homes. I am very fond of Geometry and Geometric Patterns. They have been used in the Levant for centuries, creating a scenic flow and form of aesthetics in design and architecture. Métis was born out of my pursuit for these patterns and intrigue of their unlimited possibilities. I try to depict each one and reach a subtle balance between modernism and tradition. Using them as inspiration, my products are a fusion between classical traditional style and modern contemporary design. Hence, the name.

▷ Stitches by Métis, #ShopForACause
Other than the products created by me in New York, I am also working on embroidered and stitched items in Beirut.

All the designs for Stitches are designed by me, with the help of my Mom who is an expert in handmade items. However, the items are all hand-stitches by a team of artisanal women in Beirut. They are very passionate, talented and extremely skillful but live in difficult circumstances and do not have the means to show their craft.

To begin, my mom and I work together on ideas and discuss techniques. I then draw the sequence of patterns, choose the colors and materials, and supply everything. After that, we meet with the team and review with them the project in hand. Sometimes Mom teaches them a new method or, like most of the time, they show us better ways to create the idea in mind. They then work on the products in the comfort of their own homes, which makes it simpler for them and easier on their everyday schedules.

Hence, each piece is manually cross stitched, embroidered, knitted and sewed, turned into a beautifully handmade product for you. This allows me and you to help them work, improve their way of life, and hopefully give them a better tomorrow, even if it's a small impact for now. All is considerable and substantial. One day, I would love to expand this project, grow the team and engage more talent.
If you see how enthusiastic and happy they become every time we give them a new piece to work on, it will make your heart grow like mine does every time. With every small change comes an improvement... When you purchase the products they make, you are Shopping for a Cause! (As mentioned in "Lark & Linen" http://ow.ly/REwq306a1kv )

New products and designs are always in the making. Please favorite the shop and follow me on social media for news, updates and sale dates!

Please feel free to contact me anytime for more information or questions.

Stay tuned and thank you for visiting,
Faten

Shop members

  • Faten Baassiri

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Design has always been a passion of mine. I worked as an Interior Architect for six years. Today, I am doing what i love most: design and create products for your homes. Hopefully with time the team will grow...

  • Hiba Koleilat Baassiri

    Designer, Maker

    Mom, my partner in Stitches by Métis, manages & teaches the women back in Beirut. She has always been a maker and a DIY-er. I got my skills and tricks from her! She still helps when I'm stuck in the process of making a new product.

Production partners

  • Women of Beirut

    Beirut, Lebanon

    A group of women in difficult circumstances in Beirut are excellent in artisanal hand stitching, but do not have the means to show their craft. I work with them on some of my designs, helping them and allowing them to work and make a living from the comfort of their own homes.

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Last updated on Mar 1, 2019
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Shop Policies

▷ Returns & Exchanges: YES, read conditions in Shop Policies.

▷ Sale Items: No return & No exchange

▷ Cancellations: No.

▷ Processing time before shipping: depends on each item. Check product description.

▷ I ship from New York, NY, U.S.A. via USPS, Local & International.

▷ Estimated shipping times: check Shop Policies above. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

▷ Customs and import taxes: buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I gladly do Gift Wrapping with EXTRA CHARGE. I can also include a special message.

Just make sure to let me know it's a gift in a private message as soon as you purchase. I will also make sure the receipt is not inside the package.

Custom and personalized orders

I can custom make orders using my designs. Send me a message and we'll discuss.