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FINNISH DESIGN A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION CURATED PURELY FOR BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK LAUNCH JUNE 1/ 6PM OPEN 2-7 JUNE/ 10-8PM BEIRUT SOUKS, GOLD SOUKS
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WHERE PASSION MEETS PURPOSE NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Welcome to the beating heart of the Middle Eastâ€™s design scene. A purpose-built community which engages with emerging local talent and established international design, fashion, art and luxury brands. Where we inspire by challenging the norm and stimulate curiosity; where we enable unique opportunities and experiences. Welcome to d3.
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T A B O C E
L E F O N T N T S THE TEAM
OUR 3 PRINCIPLES
PROGRAM & MAPS
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BASED IN BEIRUT COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS LAUNCH: JUNE 1, 6PM OPENING HOURS: JUNE 2-7, 10AM-8PM BEIRUT SOUKS, GOLD SOUKS
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A WORD FROM THE CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
A professor of mine once told me that if you understand design as a problem solving process, you can design pretty much anything. For the past four years, we have been working hard to design the perfect Beirut Design Week, and it has been a long and arduous journey with many lessons that are inherent to any design project. By applying our understanding of good design we have been able to grow and develop into a successful platform of which we are very proud. Good design is collaborative, and we have managed to bring together thousands of people to share our passion. Good design is adaptive and learns to deal with a lot of restrictions; and we definitely have our share in that. Good design is humancentered, and every year we listen to our audiences to better develop the BDW experience, by bringing in new knowledge and expertise to aid in developing our growing creative industry. Good design is also an experimental and iterative process, which allows us to try new things every year, and often learn from our mistakes. Doreen Toutikian is currently the President of the board of MENA Design Research Center and the executive Director. She has been running the Beirut Design Week since its initiation in 2012.
From the very beginning, we were a grassroots movement fueled by young passion and a longing for change. We, the MENA Design Research Center, as a non-profit organization, exist as an entity that believes in the power of creative people, and are determined to do our job well. It has always been one of our main goals to bring our city to the international standards it well deserves; and nowadays, Beirut Design Week is making headlines from Helsinki to New York. This year, we are at a whole new level. I am very much looking forward to how our participants will interact with our theme â€˜Social Beingsâ€™ and how our principles will be conveyed through our international conference that is focusing on the value of design in social impact, business, and technology. With a growing audience every year we hope to be the inclusive platform that brings together people from all walks of life to engage in dialogue around our common passion: Design.
Doreen Toutikian Director, MENA Design Research Center
As a truly collaborative project, Beirut Design Week depends on all the people that work hard at bringing together one of the regions largest events. This year we have been dealing with over 150 participants, and dozens of partners. Between strategic planning, communications, logistics, graphic design, PR, copywriting, marketing, animation, exhibition design, and various other tasks, a growing family of devoted and creative people emerges.
DOREEN TOUTIKIAN: Director Doreen works way too much. All her friends and family members have conspired to kidnap her away from the office after BDW is over.
VROUYR JOUBANIAN: Project Manager V is a perfectionist with a vengeance for every non-perfect detail. His passion for monochromatic things and order surpasses his love for anything.
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STEPHANY ASSIO: Graphic Designer Steph is a nature freak constantly thinking of doing sports and going camping every weekend. In our office, she’s a very rare species.
ABBAS SBEITY: Project Coordinator Abbas is a meticulous go-getter, he seems shy at first, but soon enough we realized he’s a force to be reckoned with. He keeps us all in line.
LOUAI KAAKANI: Communications Officer Louai is our sweet talker. Whenever disasters are about to occur, all its takes is one phone call from our boy, and he’ll habibi his way out of anything.
MARTA BIELIK: International Marketing Marta is the energetic beam of light that can speak 1000 words under a second. Her stories of East Germany & worldwide travels will amaze you.
CREATIVE PUNCH: Design & Branding These ladies are our graphic design fairies that designed the concept and all visual essentials for BDW. We have a long history together.
PIXEL 4 THOUGHT: Animation Usually in a dark corner, these 3 mostly render things all day. They are nocturnal creatures with powers to create amazing things on screens -that move.
MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENE TELLTALE: PUBLIC RELATIONS A bunch of fun loving and intelligent ladies who really helped take BDW to the next level.
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S O C I A L B E ABOUT THE MENA DRC
The MENA Design Research Center is a non-profit organization, founded in Beirut in 2010 that focuses on the role of Design in entrepreneurship, education, and social impact. The conception of the center is based on Doreen Toutikian’s master thesis developed in the Koeln International school of Design, as a result of a year long study on Design Education in the Middle East. Taking Lebanon as a case study, the research enquires about the situation of Design as a discipline in academic discourse as well an integral part of the creative industry. The goal of the MENA DRC is to develop Design within all capacities in order to align it with international standards. The principles of Design Research are the foundations on which the center’s strategic planning is based, taking into account a variety of social, cultural, and environmental challenges that are relevant to the region. The creative process involved in problem finding & solving – whether in communications, products, systems or services – could be applied to a varied scale of disciplines and fields. The MENA Design Research Center promotes this diverse understanding of design through the implementation of design research and collaborative multidisciplinary projects in the region.
Unlike market research, which is consumed with statistics and quantitative data, design research is concentrated more on qualitative information. Borrowing from social and cultural studies, and interpreting through a designer’s lens is what makes this form of data collection and retrieval unique when compared to other research fields. The MENA Design Research Center is highly involved with social initiatives that concern people and contributes to a variety of social issues by developing innovative tools through design thinking and co-creation. The center is also closely linked to design education in order to encourage and guide the participation of designers in the noncommercial, public, and non-profit domains. Apart from Beirut Design Week, MENA DRC develops collaborative projects with local, regional and international institutions; such projects include Desmeem (desmeem.org), Disrupt! Design! as well as on going research projects that involve a variety of social and cultural challenges that are prominent within the center’s environment.
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For the last three years Beirut Design week has not had a theme, since the focus was to develop a clear brand identity of the event itself. Now in the fourth consecutive year, the first theme of Beirut Design Week is: ‘Social Beings’. Beirut Design Week is a growing successful platform because of Beirut and its people. The dynamics of the design industry mixed with our hybrid culture of ingenuity and chaos is what sparks the creativity in this city, and BDW reflects that spirit. This is also why the theme this year is “Social Beings’ in celebration of the people that
truly make this event unique though their interactions by sharing their knowledge and exhibiting their talent. Moreover, design is not just about objects, but it is about the people who make them, and the design process that is unique to each creator. Throughout Beirut Design Week, we have witnessed every year new participants engaging others in their creative process through workshops, open studios, talks, discussion panels, exhibitions, tours, film screenings, and all sorts of creative and knowledge building interactions. The larger the Beirut Design Week community grows, the more content it
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brings to the program, and therefore, the public learns more about Design in a variety of methods. Without its creative human beings being social, Beirut Design Week would lose its richness and diversity; therefore, in honor of the people that truly make BDW happen, we salute them, and thank them for giving us one of the best weeks of the year.
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OUR THREE CORE PRINCIPLES FROM AESTHETICS TO VALUE Design is beyond aesthetics and more about value. As our theme for this yearâ€™s International Conference is focused on the value of Design in technology, business and social impact, we will be discovering where design thinking can take institutions, brands, and businesses. For a long time, people thought that design was just the end product: the beautiful cover on engineering, or the luxury brand stamped to legitimize overpriced products. Nowadays, scholars from all corners of the world as well as business owners from silicon valley to Taipei have proven that Design is much more than what it was once thought to be. This year, we will be exploring exactly what values design brings to the discourse in our round table discussions at the end of each day of the BDW conference, with international guests from renown global institutions and corporations ranging from Bang & Olufsen to IBM and Philips as well as local and regional experts.
FROM ELITISM TO INCLUSIVENESS Design is a democratic right to all people, and must not only serve the 1%. When services and products are well designed, they serve a common purpose, which is to facilitate our lives. This is why in many countries of the world, designers are influencers in public institutions and they research the needs of people, and develop better and more sustainable ways of living. In Lebanon, this is still a future that we long to see as responsible designers, and we believe that if we push for that agenda as a community, we are bound to achieve some of our goals for a better public life. However, there needs to be a shift in the minds of many designers and architects who must consider moving away from egoism and elitism. By focusing less on highincome projects dedicated to a small niche clientele and thinking of their responsibility as Lebanese citizens living in an extremely unsustainable environment with a high density of social challenges, design can become more inclusive. Through many of our workshops, we try to address these topics, and develop projects or themes based on social and environmental challenges.
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FROM DICTATION TO DIALOGUE We do not dictate what good design is, but open the platform for dialogue in order for the public to think about what they perceive as â€œgood designâ€? and why.
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It is an essential part of critical thinking, of which we are determined advocates, to question all that is popular, especially in the field of design that is threatened by so many commercial death traps. Our platform is one where the organizer does not have the final say, and where freedom of speech is respected. We take the feedback we get from the public and our participants very seriously, and we try to accommodate to the needs of our audience as much as possible. We are also open to criticism and even encourage it towards our design scene and our events. Without dialogue, there can either be silence or dictation, and Beirut Design Week is not the place for either. Through our conferences, talks, open discussions, social media channels, promotion of local bloggers and media, we set the space for ideas to transcend, connect, reflect, and re-iterate.
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EXPLORE, INTERACT & LEARN We believe that multimedia and multisensorial methods are most efficient in conveying ideas. Therefore, we donâ€™t just exhibit design, we encourage people to speak it, craft it, hear it, interact with it, eat it, walk it, and experience it in every way possible. This is why we engage our audience in diverse ways to create a wider understanding of what design can be. Through workshops, talks, exhibitions, film screenings, conferences, discussion panels, open studios, collection launches, networking events, tours, performances, parties, and public interventions or installations, we ensure that there is something for everybody to enjoy. Every year, the variety of events increases, and our social beings always come up with new interactive ways to bring their events to life and attract hundreds of visitors per day. This year Beirut Design Week will witness a staggering collection of events, with more than 25 happenings daily.
WORKSHOPS Workshops can be hands-on or theoretical. The distinctive feature of workshops is that participants must register and might be subject to a fee.
CONFERENCE Conferences are usually longer than 2 hours with more than one speaker, and focused around a certain theme.
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TALKS Talks are usually no longer than an hour by a singular speaker who will inform the audience about personal experience and expertise.
EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS Exhibitions and open studios are the most common forms of events as they introduce visitors to the participants spaces and encourage dialogue.
MAIN EVENTS Main events are developed are organized by MENA Design Research Center who is the initiator and organizer of Beirut Design Week.
COMPETITIONS Competitions are usually open to everyone with prizes for the best outcomes developed by the participants.
FILM SCREENINGS Film screenings are yet a another way to inform participants through multimedia about certain topics relating to design & architecture.
TOURS Tours are walking visits around the city to discover certain aspects that involve design and craftsmanship.
PARTIES & DINNERS These events are usually fun and dynamic, allowing people to meet each other in informal settings.
URBAN INTERVENTIONS Urban interventions are designed to create an interactive dialogue with citizens in the streets and to make a statement in an unconventional manner.
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RE-DISCOVER THE CREATIVE CITY BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE The launching of Beirut Design Week starts at the heart of our city. Beirut Souks is the historical commercial core, which sustained heavy destruction during the Lebanese civil war. Nowadays rebuilt by Solidere, whilst maintaining the ancient Greek street grid, it hosts our main exhibition spaces that house our international and local designers. This year we will be featuring in the Gold Souks the Dutch and Finnish Design Exhibitions, as well as the local Based in Beirut, and The Makers Exhibitions. Our destination after the launch in the souks continues by walking to the nearby neighborhood of Saifi Village at the southeastern periphery of Downtown Beirut. This area, located at the former Green Line during the Lebanese Civil War was reconstructed in the 1990’s. Saifi Village bears the visible mark of Lebanese heritage, blending the charm of traditional Levantine architecture with modern urban living. Nowadays it is an upscale residential neighborhood with a cluster of designer boutiques that have supported Beirut Design Week from the very beginning.
GEMMAYZE & SURSOCK Gemmayze is characterized by colonial architecture from the French Era in Lebanon. The two main streets, Gouraud and Pasteur, are known for their mixed commercial and residential aspects. Since the end of the civil war, the area was one of the first to undergo gentrification. A decade ago, it used to be the bars area of Beirut, but nowadays the focus has moved to the neighboring area Mar Mikhael, leaving room for designer boutiques and cafés, as well as offices above the ground floors. Sursock is named after one of Beirut’s most renowned aristocratic families. Located south of Gemmayze, the area is home to some of the few remaining palaces of the Sursock Family, one of which is the currently renovated Sursock Museum. Within the narrow connected streets of Gemmayze and Sursock reside some of Beirut Design Week’s famous designers that inhabit beautiful houses of Lebanese heritage.
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KARANTINA & MAR MIKHAEL
Achrafieh is one of the largest parts of East Beirut, situated on a hill, hence the name in Arabic which refers to its elevated geography. The area is divided into smaller neighborhoods, which include Tabaris, Furn el Hayek, Sassine, Sodeco, Monot, Abdel Wahab, Geatawi, and Fassouh.
Karantina is a semi-industrial northeastern neighborhood located next of the port of Beirut, and separated from Mar Mikhael with the Charles Helou highway. The name comes from the word quarantine, as it was a location for travelers who arrived at the Port. The area was also home to many refugees and settlers throughout history. However, it is mostly known for its unique nightclub designed to look as a bomb shelter, BO18. An increasing number of art galleries have opened in the area, two of which are BDW participants from the very beginning. Mar Mikhael is currently the hippest area of Beirut, home to the trendiest bars, restaurants and cafés. The area used to be filled with car garages and craftsmen, and now houses many furniture and product designers. Every year, BDW spends its Fridays there.
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BOURJ HAMMOUD & JISR EL WATI
Hamra is one of the busiest parts of West Beirut. It is considered one of the main economic and diplomatic hubs of Beirut as well as home to two of Lebanon’s oldest universities: the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University. The area is filled with bars, cafés, restaurants, hotels, and shops as well as offices and residential buildings. Verdun, named in honor of the Battle of Verdun during World War I, is another commercial center south of Hamra.
Bourj Hammoud is one of the most densely populated areas of northeast Beirut. It is home to many Armenians as well as the craftsmen communities. From leather works to metal and wood workshops , the tiny narrow streets and filled with little ateliers working away like a giant factory. The commercial centers are found on Arax Street, and the street of spices is Maraash Street. Every year, a tour of the neighborhood is organized during Beirut Design Week to discover Bourj Hammoud’s hidden gems.
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T H E C O N F INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS SOCIAL IMPACT
The value of Design in Business, Technology and Social Impact.
The BDW2015 International Conference is a new milestone for Beirut Design Week as it is the first two-day conference bringing together more than eighteen renowned speakers from educational institutions and global businesses. The theme of the conference is the value of design in technology, business and social impact. The first day, the speakers will elaborate on their expertise in specifically design and technology, as well as innovation for business; whereas on the second day the focus will be more on technology and social impact. Keynote speakers include IBMâ€™s Director Doug Powell, who will inform the public about the practice of design-driven social change at a 100 year-old global organization, which also happens to be one of the largest technology companies in the world. How does change happen and how is the role of the designer changing in technology, business, and society? Rik Runge UX/UI design lead at Philips, will be introducing us to the challenges that the world of healthcare is confronting, and will give us insight into how Philipsâ€™ global design team is trying to make sense of these challenges to develop the most meaningful methods to re-imagine the experiences that can save lives.
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Johannes Torpe, Creative Director of Bang & Olufsen, will be presenting to the audience the design process that goes into the world famous, perfectly crafted B&O multimedia products, describing the beauty in the merging of technology and design that results in magical experiences. Andrea Tosi, Dean of International Partnership and Innovation at Instituto Europeo di Design, will be expanding on design for business innovation and entrepreneurship. In an era where production and distribution are more accessible, there is a need for design as a key element to start experimental companies.
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DAY 1 02 JUNE
BDW2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM
REGISTRATION + COFFEE
DOREEN TOUTIKIAN: INTRODUCTION MENA DESIGN RESEARCH CENTER
JOHANNES TORPE: DESIGNING MAGICAL EXPERIENCES BANG & OLUFSEN
NIKO KORONIS: TECHNOLOGY MATTERS DOMUS ACADEMY
JULIAN MAIER-HAUFF: DESIGNING ELECTRONIC MUSIC
ANDREA TOSI: DESIGN FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION INSTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN
HALA A. MALAK: DESIGN CRITICISM IN THE MENA REGION PARSONS NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
SEBASTIAN JANSSON: BEACON, THE NORDIC DESIGNERS’ COLLECTIVE BEACON HELSINKI
RAZAN ELSALAH: TIMEBOX BEIRUT
HELICAR & LEWIS (TBA)
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: THE VALUE OF DESIGN IN TECH & BUSINESS
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DAY 2 03 JUNE
BDW2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM
REGISTRATION + COFFEE
DOUG POWELL: DESIGN AT SCALE IBM
SIMON HERZOG: HOW TO BUILD A DESIGNDRIVEN BUSINESS COPENHAGEN INSTITUTE OF INTERACTION DESIGN (CIID) - NEST
GESCHE JOOST: DESIGN RESEARCH IN TIMES OF SOCIAL CHANGE DESIGN RESEARCH LAB BERLIN
DANAH ABDULLA: A MANIFESTO OF CHANGE OR DESIGN IMPERIALISM? A LOOK AT THE PURPOSE OF THE SOCIAL DESIGN PRACTICE GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
ASTRID HAUTON: EXPLORING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SOLUTIONS IN VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA FUTURE LIVING STUDIO
ROSS ATKIN: THE ELDERLY, TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN ROSS ATKIN ASSOCIATES
TOM BIELING: INTERNET OF EVERYONE – TOOLS FOR EMPOWERMENT
RIK RUNGE: DESIGNING FOR HEALTHCARE PHILIPS
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: THE VALUE OF DESIGN IN TECH & SOCIAL IMPACT
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Partnership and Innovation at Instituto Europeo di design. He is specialized in Development and Management of Educational Programmes, as well as teaching, research and consultancy about creative and innovative methodologies aimed at enhancing and managing the transformation process, applying design methodology to non-design fields. He collaborates with companies and creative agencies as designer, business designer in brand and product identity strategies.
ANDREA TOSI Dean of International Partnership & Innovation Instituto Europeo di Design
Andrea Tosi has a background in user experience design and cognitive sciences, he worked as researcher and user experience designer at CNR Instituto di Psicologia-Roma and DARC Milano, at Domus Academy as head of Business and Architecture School. Now he is the Dean of International
DESIGN FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION Design is no more just a craft or an aesthetic formalism, but a methodology, consequently it can be adopted to explore new domains and unexplored territories, including business. In an era without no more barriers, where the production and the distribution, are more and more accessible, there is new need of Design as key element to start experimental companies. Companies built around a creative idea of Products and Services: a platform for defined target and accurate market niches.
Hanoi in 2011, where she collaborated with local handicraft companies to develop new sustainable products in the sectors of sedge mats, coiling bamboo, handmade paper, wood, etc.
ASTRID HAUTON Co-Founder Future Living Studio
After being commissioned by TUDelft University to conduct researches on Vietnamese craft industry in 2013, she initiated the project of Future Living Studio together with Shauna Jin. Created as a temporary design lab, each edition of Future Living Studio explored sustainable design solutions through cross-cultural pollination. She has been invited as a lecturer at ADS School (HCMC), the Goethe Institut (Hanoi), the Meta House (Phnom Penh) and the Parsons School (Paris).
Astrid Hauton is a product and strategic designer. She studied at ENSAAMA, ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris and the California College of Arts in San Francisco. She has been involved in the field of craft for ten years. She collaborated with batik craftsmen in Burkina Faso in 2005 and moved to
EXPLORING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SOLUTIONS IN VIETNAM & CAMBODIA What could sustainable design look like in Vietnam or Cambodia? As the co-founder and project leader of Future Living Studio in Hanoi and Phnom Penh, Astrid Hauton will expose the process and outcomes of FLS in terms of products and collaboration.
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Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, and a BA (Honours) in Communications from the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Ontario.
DANAH ABDULLA MPhil/PhD Candidate in Design Goldsmiths University of London Founder, Creative Director, Editor Kalimat Magazine
Danah Abdulla is a graphic designer, writer, editor, and researcher. Currently, she is an MPhil/PhD candidate in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London, and she is also the Founder, Creative Director and Editor of Kalimat Magazine. She obtained an MA in Social
A MANIFESTO OF CHANGE OR DESIGN IMPERIALISM? A LOOK AT THE PURPOSE OF SOCIAL DESIGN PRACTICE The term ‘social design’ has recently become one of a buzzword for designers to describe a form of design that seeks to investigate the designer’s role in society by tackling community, political, and social issues. But there are a number of issues and questions that arise surrounding the context, attitudes, intentions and measuring results. This presentation critiques the discipline of social design by highlighting key issues in the discourse and practices of ‘social design’ projects, and offers a brief guide on how social design projects can truly begin to engage in debates and shift the discourse to be more inclusive and sensitive.
presented at a variety of national conferences and forums including the 2015 Offset design conference in Dublin, Ireland, Bright Ideas on Minnesota Public Radio, the 2011 Mayo Clinic Transform Conference, and the 2012 TEDx ArtCenter. Between 2011-2013 Doug served as the national president of AIGA, the professional association for design, the largest and oldest design organization in the world. He is currently a design principal at IBM Design in Austin, Texas where he directs the design education program.
DOUG POWELL Design Principal IBM
Doug Powell is a designer with more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of design disciplines. A 2014 Distinguished Alumni award recipient from the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis, Doug is a lecturer, commentator and thought leader on design issues, having
DESIGN AT SCALE After more than two decades as an independent designer, educator, and community leader, Doug Powell is now helping to lead a design-driven transformation at IBM, one of the largest technology companies in the world. How does change happen in a 100 year-old global organization? How is the role of the designer changing in technology, business, and society? How does all of this sync with his personal commitment to social-change design? Join IBM Design Principal Doug Powell in this wide-ranging discussion.
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technological development, as well as social sustainability and participation. She is the chairwoman of DGTF e.V. [German Society for Design Theory and Research] and board member of Technologiestiftung Berlin. In 2014, she was appointed as a Digital Champion for the EU commission.
GESCHE JOOST Director Design Research Lab Berlin
DESIGN RESEARCH IN TIMES OF SOCIAL CHANGE Design has always been deeply involved in the social realm - and has a huge power in creating change. Gesche Joost will reflect on the role that design should play in a digital society and present some showcases on community building, inclusive design, and the Maker Community.
Gesche Joost is Professor for Design Research at the University of the Arts Berlin and since 2005 heading the Design Research Lab. With international partners, she developed research and teaching projects in the areas of human-computer-interaction, gender and diversity aspects in
of Design in NYC. She is also editor of Arabictypography.com and co-founder of KAFLAB, a platform to experiment with Arab identity through the lens of design and art.
HALA A. MALAK Part-time Lecturer Parsons New School for Design Co-Founder KAFLAB
Hala A. Malak is a design critic, curator and writer, branding consultant and Middle East expert with her own particular view of the world. She holds an MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts in New York after studying at HEC Paris. She also holds an undergraduate Bachelors degree in Economics from the American University of Beirut. Hala was an instructor at the American University in Dubai. She currently teaches in the Strategic Design Management program at Parsons The New School
APPROACHING DESIGN CRITICALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST Today we are witnessing a boom in the design world in the Middle East. What does that really mean? New programs, fairs and multiple brands have popped up across a range of design categories. How will this affect the future development in the region? Creating a critical design conversation is vital, not only to spread awareness about a domain that can nurture real social change but also to educate and empower the future generations. What platforms can we use to engage people and widen our reach? Beirut is a big player but what are we still lacking in terms of manufacturing, context and caliber? How should we define the genres? What questions should be asked and how can technology play a role in our development? How can be better think, talk, curate and shift design ideals in our area where the luxury, high end, one-off and handmade are drivers? Her talk will be an overview of the purpose of design, culture and innovation and the importance and challenge of speaking the â€˜design languageâ€™ to the masses.
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world of lifestyle, design and engaging brand spaces. The designer founded Johannes Torpe Studios headquarters in Copenhagen, which has been responsible for many groundbreaking design solutions within branded space, furniture design, industrial design and brand building for companies all over the world.
JOHANNES TORPE Creative Director Bang & Olufsen
Designer Johannes Torpe is the first ever Creative Director of Bang & Olufsen. Bang & Olufsen has also established a Creative Center to ensure that all consumer touch points deliver a strong brand experience. Johannes Torpe is a creative pioneer in the
DESIGNING MAGICAL EXPERIENCES Bang & Olufsen was founded in Struer, Denmark, in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, two innovative, young engineers devoted to high quality audio reproduction. Since then, the brand has become an icon of performance and design excellence through its longstanding craftsmanship tradition and the strongest possible commitment to high-tech research and development. Still at the forefront of domestic technology, Bang & Olufsen has extended its comprehensive experience with integrated audio and video solutions for the home to other areas such as the hospitality and automotive industries in recent years.
as a young teenager. When he was 17 he bought his first loop station. This tool made it possible for the young musician – who so far hadn’t had much to do with Recording software – to produce and perform new beats. This was the starting gun for Julian Maier+Hauff as live act. In 2014 the young artist switched from the loop station to a new setup. Recently he’s been working mainly analog in combination with the advantages of digital sound processing. His sound always stays true to it’s playful characteristic traits. By using live instruments, that are either played as a soloist or subtly alienated the sound seeks to be organic and very human.
JULIAN MAIER-HAUFF Independent Musician & Sound Designer www.julianmaierhauff.com
Julian Maier+Hauff is a young emerging artist from southern Germany. His roots lie in Jazz music, but the past years he’s been developing his jazz skills into electronic music. Early on he found his way to Jazz music and started playing in Jazz formations, Funk+ and Bigbands
DESIGNING ELECTRONIC MUSIC In a spotlight session, Julian will be introducing to the audience his techniques and insights about creating electronic music using digital and analog instruments.
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Master’s Design Tutor, after which he studied for his Phd in Architecture at the Architectural Association in London. He has been a Fellow at Central Saint Martins and a researcher at the Alvar Aalto Foundation in Helsinki. He has taught, lectured and undertaken research in architecture, product and urban design in several universities throughout the world. In addition to his academic career, his work has been exhibited in several group and solo shows, amongst which the Venice Biennale and the Triennale di Milano. He lives and works in Milan, Italy.
NIKO KORONIS Design Professor Domus Academy
Niko Koronis graduated in Architecture from the Welsh School of Architecture, where a year later he did his Master degree in Environmental Design of Buildings. He then moved to Milan, where he attended Domus Academy and obtained the Master in Design with distinction. He spent a year as the
TECHNOLOGY MATTERS Ever since Milliam Morris and Hermann Muthesius, the relationship between design and technology has played a decisive role into shaping the evolution of the former. Today, this relationship has become more critical than ever. This lecture will first look back at this long and convoluted relationship and then try to give a critical overview of the major shifts currently taking place in design as a result of recent technological developments.
glimpse the essence of small things she’s fascinated by in the world. Razan is a Fulbright scholar MFA candidate in Film and Media Arts at Temple University.
RAZAN ALSALAH MFA Candidate Temple University
Razan AlSalah loves growing the imaginary from within existing places; images from within everyday spaces; fantastical stories within slow observations of nature. Creating this collision between the physical and created worlds, mind and matter, particles and poetry, allows her to
TIMEBOX BEIRUT What if we were able to walk through 1920 Beirut today? Timebox Beirut is an urban trail of early 20th century stereographs on the streets of Beirut. Each timebox holds one stereograph at the location where it was originally taken 100 years ago. A stereograph is the right-eye and left-eye view of the same scene that together create a single threedimensional image when viewed through a stereoscope. Each timebox places the viewer’s point of view within the perspective of the original stereograph, creating a tactile-spatial visual imprint and instigating an instant visual juxtaposition between past and present - and possibly a glimpse into the future?
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consumer-facing UIâ€™s. Before joining Philips he earned recognition while working at a large online web design agency and as entrepreneur with award-winning apps and websites. He studied Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology.
RIK RUNGE UX/UI Design Lead Philips
Rik Runge is Interaction Design Consultant for healthcare products and services at Philips Design. He is responsible for creating digital solutions that optimize the healthcare experience. He advocates using rapid prototyping methods, while bringing experience from designing many
DESIGNING FOR HEALTHCARE The world of health care is confronting challenges from all sides: an aging population, increasing incidences of lifestyle-related diseases, higher expectations of care, shrinking budgets and rising costs. These coupled with the rapid changes in technology are challenging the health-care systems across the globe. In this talk, we get insight into how Philipsâ€™ global design team is helping make sense of these changes so we can all understand the most meaningful methods to reimagine the experiences that can (and will) save lives.
established manufacturing companies such as Stannah and Marshalls as well as charities like Scope and government bodies like the Royal Borough of Greenwich and TfL.
ROSS ATKIN Ross Atkin Associates @rossatkin
DESIGN &TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PUBLIC Ross will be informing the audience about the various projects that he has developed in the UK that respond to direct public needs. These projects include responsive street furniture, tactile pavements, foot tunnel lift info systems and the crafty robot. I am a designer and engineer based in Hackney, East London. I work primarily, though not exclusively, on projects using design and technology to meet the needs of older and disabled people. Whilst research is core to my practice I prioritise projects that are close to production/implementation over those that are more conceptual or speculative. I pull together a network of software engineers, graphic designers, researchers and film makers to deliver products that straddle the digital/ physical divide. My clients include well
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communications. He has received awards such as the 2014 GOOD DESIGN award by Chicago Athenaeum, Promise award at Muoto2013 Gala, Best of the Year 2012 Silver by Grafia Ry, and 2nd prize in Salone Satellite awards 2010. Sebastian has studied design in University of Art and Design Helsinki, Politecnico di Milano and ENSCI-Les Ateliers. Currently Sebastian is based in Helsinki.
SEBASTIAN JANSSON Founding Partner Beacon Helsinki
Sebastian Jansson’s nascent vision is both contemporary and international in its expression of form, material and presentation. He and his studio collaborates with ambitious brands, cultivating substantial product design of everyday objects and merging it with holistic brand building, progressive spatial solutions and dexterous
BEACON HELSINKI: THE NORDIC DESIGNERS’ COLLECTIVE What are the challenges and opportunities in promoting merging design talents in an international context? Sebastian Jansson, Industrial designer and founding partner of Beacon Helsinki, will give some insights in new collaborative ways of working as up-and-coming designers. Beacon is a network of creative professionals from Helsinki with members from various disciplines within design. Beacon invites its members to work on different collaborations, exhibitions and events and also to share their work processes through beaconhelsinki.com website to increase the appreciation and understanding of creative work.
given him behind-the-scenes insights into early-stage investing and the key to successful pitching. Now based in Copenhagen, Simon is from Vienna, Austria, and is most excited about birds of prey, history, and the technological singularity.
SIMON HERZOG Strategic Manager CIID Nest
Simon Herzog, strategic manager of the CIID Nest incubator, dwells at the intersection of design and entrepreneurship. As an interaction and service designer, he has worked with international clients such as LEGO and Philips Healthcare, and years in New York’s vibrant startup scene have
HOW TO BUILD A DESIGN-DRIVEN BUSINESS The past decade has seen design shift from being an afterthought to permeating the very fabric of the world’s most successful businesses. Still, companies fundamentally driven by a people-centered design approach are rare, and most founders today are businesspeople and engineers. How does one foster a culture of entrepreneurial design in order to create better products and services that put people first? The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) seeks to address this need by uniting education, research, consulting, and a startup incubator to attract, retain, and support some of the most talented design entrepreneurs across disciplines.
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and user experience designer he worked with clients including Daimler-Chrysler, T-Mobile USA or Dokumentationszentrum für Popkultur. Tom Bieling is the chief-editor at Designabilities.org and co-founder of the Design Research Network. He was recently announced “Young Innovator of the year” 2014 by the Falling Walls Consortium.
TOM BIELING PhD Candidate Design Research Lab Berlin
Tom Bieling runs the ‘Social Innovation’ Cluster at the Design Research Lab at Berlin University of the Arts, where he currently finishes his PhD. Since 2011 he is a visiting Professor in Applied Sciences and Art at the German University in Cairo. In his previous work as communication-, interaction-
INTERNET OF EVERYONE – TOOLS FOR EMPOWERMENT Critical and cross-cultural as well as inclusive and socially-informed design approaches have helped form an understanding of design as a practice with a high potential for societal transformation. A strong characteristic of these approaches becomes obvious in their intention to address the needs of underserved or marginalized populations. Tom Bieling will talk about that. He will also present one of the latest Projects – the LormHand – a mobile device which helps deaf-blind people to communicate with others.
ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN OFFERS ONE YEAR, SUMMER, MASTER, UNDERGRADUATE BA AND DIPLOMA COURSES IN THE FIELDS OF DESIGN, FASHION, MARKETING, VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND MANAGEMENT. STUDY ABROAD IN ITALY, SPAIN AND BRASIL.
MILAN | ROME | TURIN | FLORENCE | VENICE | CAGLIARI | MADRID | BARCELONA | SÃO PAULO | RIO DE JANEIRO
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BEIRUT SOUKS & SAIFI VILLAGE
OPENING CEREMONY:BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK 2015
BDW2015 OPENING PARTY BY BADIH & KANTAR ARCHITECTS
DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION
FINNISH DESIGN EXHIBITION
THE MAKERS: AFFORDABLE DESIGN THROUGH DIGITAL FABRICATION
THE MIRRORED FACADE BY BADIH & KANTAR ARCHITECTS
30 May - 07 June
BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
URBAN PROJECTION INTERVENTION BY MINUS5 ARCHITECTS AND STUDIO MR.WHITE
8pm-12pm, 01-07 June
EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS 6
THEOTHERDADA OPEN STUDIO
WHO WANTS A MOMMY WITH A MUSTACHE? BY TURNING POINT AT PLANET DISCOVERY
CELEBRATING 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF BANG & OLUFSEN
16 EXHIBITION AT TAJJALIYAT ART GALLERY
BERGE PANOSSIAN FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AT SV GALLERY ONE PIECE FOR TRUNK: EXHIBITING LEBANESE DESIGNERS 6pm-10pm
11 RAYXANDER EXHIBITION BY VICK VANLIAN 6pm-10pm
17 NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH BY
18 SALE FOR BDW BY DINA JSR 6pm-10pm
19 THE LIVING MEGASYSTEM BY
109 ARCHITECTS AT SAIFI 623 6pm-10pm
20 JOHNNY FARAH & ALBA
CELEBRATING A DECADE BY NADA DEBS
21 STARCH OPEN STUDIO
BOKJA BLOCK PARTY
22 HAWINI AT MAISON RABIH
15 DE FIL EN AIGUILLE SHOWCASE BY RANDA TABBAH
14 OPEN STUDIO BY L’ATELIER
WORKSHOPS 99 CRAFT INNOVATION BY ASTRID
HAUTON: FUTURE LIVING STUDIO AT MENA DRC 2 continuous sessions 01 & 04 June, 10am-1pm
CRITICAL WRITING ON DESIGN
99 FOR BDW BY HALA A.MALAK
AT MENA DRC
4 continuous sessions 01 & 04 June, 2pm-5pm 02 & 03 June, Invitation to the BDW Conference
JEWELRY DESIGN BY AZZA FAHMY DESIGN STUDIO 5 continuous sessions 01 - 05 June, 10am-3pm
57 PRODUCT DESIGN &
PROTOTYPING AT WHITE SUR WHITE 10am-4pm
For workshop details please refer to p. 56
TOURS CRAFTSMEN WORKSHOP TOUR BY ARTISAN INITIATIVE 8am-11am, Centre Blanco, check Bourj Hammoud map or call +961 3 510 428
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BEIRUT SOUKS 1
5 4 22
15 14 16
Suz' Coffee Bar (A) Gatsby (B) Juleps (C) Cherry on the Rooftop (D) Meat The Fish (E) Balima (F)
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GEMMAYZE & SURSOCK
BDW2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE DAY ONE: THE VALUE OF DESIGN IN TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & SOCIAL IMPACT At Cinemacity, 9am-4pm
MAIN EVENTS 2
DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION
FINNISH DESIGN EXHIBITION
Speakers include Johannes Torpe from Bang & Olufsen (Copenhagen), Niko Koronis from Domus Academy (Milan), Andrea Tossi from Instituto Europeo di Design (Milan), Hala A. Malak from Parsons New School for Design (New York).
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks 10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
For details refer to p. 24
THE MAKERS: AFFORDABLE DESIGN THROUGH DIGITAL FABRICATION
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
4pm: Design for Urban Research and Dissemination 6pm: Informal Urbanism and Building Design 7pm: Social Campaigning
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS 23 25 YEARS OF JUICY SALIF BY
PHILIPPE STARCK AT SEL & POIVRE 6pm-10pm
31 OPEN STUDIO AT SACOCHE
24 NEW HANDMADE COLLECTION EXHIBITION BY SERGE NALBADIAN
33 EXHIBITION AT TARTE AUX
25 CECI N’EST PAS UN TAPIS BY
34 UNFOLDING THE CUBE BY
TAREK EL KASSOUF AT 392RMEIL393
26 NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH BY
NADA ZEINEH 6pm-10pm
27 WOMAN RISING AT SARAH’S BAG 6pm-10pm
SOMETHING WORTH CHIRPIN’ ABOUT BY PAPERPLANES AT SARAH’S BAG 6pm-10pm
28 NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH AT C BY CYNTHIA 6pm-10pm
29 VINTAGE BAZAR AT KAHWET
OPEN STUDIO AND EXHIBITION
30 AT EAST
32 ATELIER S/Z OPEN STUDIO
KARASI EXHIBITION BY AIGA MIDDLE EAST & BDESIGN AT 392RMEIL 393 GARDEN 6pm-10pm
35 OPEN STUDIO AT NOBRAND 6pm-10pm
36 DD BY SANDRA MACARON AT MAYRIG GARDEN 6pm-10pm
37 CREATIONS BY WF: OPEN
STUDIO & SOIREE
OPEN STUDIO & PRESENTATIONS AT PUBLIC WORKS
CRITICAL WRITING ON DESIGN FOR BDW BY HALA A.MALAK AT MENA DRC 4 continuous sessions 01 & 04 June, 2-5pm 02 & 03 June, Invitation to the BDW Conference
99 DESIGN THINKING DAYS
WITH LINKSRECHTS SERVICE DESIGN AT MENA DRC 2 continuous sessions 02 & 03 June, 10am-4pm
40 IDEO EXPERIENCE
41 LEBELIK WORKSHOP FOR
KIDS AT VILLA LINDA SURSOCK 4pm-7pm
57 TEXTILE WORKSHOP AT
WHITE SUR WHITE
AZZA FAHMY EXHIBITION AT DEHAB
For workshop details refer to p. 56
REVIVING FORGOTTEN SPACES BY MINA 23 AT BRASSERIE DU LEVANT, MAR MIKHAEL 8pm-10pm (Refer to Mar Mikhael map)
Lux (A) CafĂŠ Vert (B) Dragonfly (C) Urbanista (D) Artlab (E) Art on 56th (F) Morenito (G)
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BDW2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
DAY TWO: THE VALUE OF DESIGN IN TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & SOCIAL IMPACT At Cinemacity, 9am-4pm
Speakers include Doug Powell from IBM (USA), Rik Runge from Philips, Simon Herzog from Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and Prof. Gesche Joost from Design Research Lab, Berlin.
MAIN EVENTS 2
DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION
FINNISH DESIGN EXHIBITION
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
For details refer to p. 24
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
THE MAKERS: AFFORDABLE DESIGN THROUGH DIGITAL FABRICATION
POP ON! POP OFF! BUS TOUR THROUGH BEIRUT BY RANA SALAM
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS 42 IN HARMONY BY GHASSAN
SALAMEH, 21DB & GREEN STUDIOS AT VILLA PARADISO
6pm-10pm (Refer to Gemmayze map)
43 STORIES, INSIDE AND OUT BY
MADE FOR BRANDS 4pm-8pm
44 STORE LAUNCHING BY LA ROSE
45 EXHIBITION BY OVER THE
51 THE POP-UP TATTOO SHOP BY 6:05 6pm-10pm
52 THE SPACE-CRAFTED
COLLECTION BY JAN KATH AT IWAN MAKTABI
53 TABLE TALES BY THE SILLY
48 JEWELRY EXHIBITION BY RAMI
56 NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH BY
49 PHOENICIA COLLECTION
EXHIBITION BY VANESSA ADEEKO AT LA POSTA 8pm-10pm
WITH DOUG POWELL OF IBM AT MENA DRC 4pm-7pm
40 IDEO EXPERIENCE
6pm-8:30pm (Refer to Gemmayze map)
41 LEBELIK WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
AT VILLA LINDA SURSOCK
4pm-7pm (Refer to Gemmayze map)
55 ARAB CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE OPEN STUDIO
99 DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP
47 NEW JEWELRY LINE EXHIBITION BY HENRY DAKAK JR.
BOUTROS AT KHAWATEM
54 OPEN STUDIO BY DECALE
08:30 pm, for Booking, call +961 1 339 381
50 EXHIBITION BY CORK LIVING
46 WALLS CAN BE FUN AT LIZA 12pm-12am
58 DINNER AT PLATFORM 39
57 FROM LEBANON TO IED YOUNG
CREATIVES AT WORK AT WHITE SUR WHITE 6pm-10pm
57 PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY AT
WHITE SUR WHITE 10am-4pm
INTUITIVE 3D SKETCHING FOR 3DPRINTING BY RAPIDMANUFACTORY
03, 04 & 05 June, 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm (Refer to Mar Mikhael map)
103 CAUSTIC STUDIOS PRESENTS: 10:30am-1pm: Portfolio review for students & graduates/ 2:30pm-3:30pm: Production workflow discussion/ 6:30-8:30: Workshop Kickstart/ 9pm-10pm: Industry Discussion (Refer to BH & Jisr el Wati map)
104 FROM A BRAND INNOVATION
PERSPECTIVE BY JCI BEIRUT AT BDD
5-9 pm (Refer to BH & Jisr el Wati map) For workshop details refer to p.56
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TROUBLE GETTING AROUND?
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Lime (A) Khan Art Bar (B) Al Falamanki (C) Pate-A-Choux (D) Café Diem (E) Artspot (F) KAF Art Gallery (G)
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HAMRA & VERDUN URBAN INTERVENTIONS
MAIN EVENTS 2
DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION
FINNISH DESIGN EXHIBITION
BUILDING AS ARTIFACT INSTALLATION IN CLEMENCEAU BY APRACTICE
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY LUNCH BY BEIRUT GREEN PROJECT AT SANAYAH GARDEN
THE MAKERS: AFFORDABLE DESIGN THROUGH DIGITAL FABRICATION
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS 10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS
TALKS 66 YAZAN HALAWANI AT POLYPODIUM 7-9pm
TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY BY LALAQUEEN 6-8pm
FINAL YEAR STUDENTS’ 59 EXHIBITION AT AUB
67 FASHION TALKS AT LAU
6:30-8pm, Beirut campus (BB903)
Kevin Kramp: Knitwear Stefan Siegel: Not Just A Label Bong Guerrero: Fashion Forward
BOOK LAUNCH AT ARCHE DE
60 NOE BY ETIENNE BASTORMAGI 6pm-10pm
61 OPEN STUDIO BY
COLLECTION LAUNCH BY LALAQUEEN 6pm-10pm
68 5X WORKSHOP BY ZUMRA AT
REVISITING DALIEH AT
64 NEW IDENTITY LAUNCH &
KARASI EXHIBITION BY B DESIGN
START-UP IDEATION MEETS
63 DESIGN BY BOOTCAMP AT ALTCITY 4pm-6pm
67 DESIGN CITIZENSHIP BY VIT-E AT
LAU BEIRUT 1pm-5pm
65 APERITIVO AT THE FARM 6pm-10pm
95 THE ABSURD AND THE
VISUAL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP BY UPWARD CONSULTING 09:30am-1:30pm
For workshop details refer to p. 56
MEDIATOR BY 200GRS.
6 pm to 10 pm (Refer to map Bourj Hammoud, Jisr el Wati & Beyond)
MARKETS 97 STATION DESIGN MARKET
4pm-10pm (Refer to map Bourj Hammoud, Jisr el Wati & Beyond)
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Café Younes (A) AUB Art Galleries (B) Cru Wine Bar (C) Dany›s Pub (D) T-Marbouta (E) Artscape (F) Agial Art Gallery (G) Clé (H)
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MAR MIKHAEL & KARANTINA
DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION
90 THINK ON. CREATE. DRAWING
FINNISH DESIGN EXHIBITION
THE MAKERS: AFFORDABLE DESIGN THROUGH DIGITAL FABRICATION
BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
URBAN INTERVENTIONS BY WONDEREIGHT IN MAR MIKHAEL
COMPETITION BY ROTRING AT MEMORY LANE
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
4-7pm, winners announced at 8pm
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS 70 OPEN STUDIO AND DRINKS BY
82 INSTALLATION OF PRIVATE
RESIDENCES BY NIZAR SABBAGH ARCHITECTS
MELTING POINT: A VISUAL 71 NARRATIVE BY JOE FISH 6pm-10pm
72 OPEN STUDIO AT KITE CREATIVE 6pm-10pm
83 OPEN HOUSE BY SIMON
84 OPEN STUDIO AND DRINKS AT
BEIRUT CAFÉ RACERS 6pm-10pm
DRAWER DAY BY MADAME REVE 6pm-10pm
BEHIND THE SCENES BY VANINA
76 OPEN STUDIO BY KARIM
OPEN HOUSE COCKTAIL PARTY
77 BY RALPH MASRI 6pm-10pm
78 ROSA MARIA’S 4TH ANNIVERSARY 6pm-10pm
79 LAUNCHING SIT IN BY LIWAN 6pm-10pm
80 MARIA HALIOS OPEN STUDIO 6pm-10pm
81 THE URBAN FUSION EXHIBITION
AT JUNKYARD ROOFTOP 6pm-10pm
73 L’ENVERS DU DÉCORS BY 6pm-10pm
BEFORE WE START, IF WE START WITH DANAH ABDULLA AT MENA DRC 2 continuous sessions: 05June 10am-4pm & 06 June, 2pm-5pm
CREATE YOUR CAMPAIGN BY
91 BOBOLINK 10am-5pm
92 FROM RUBBLE TO YOUR HOME
BY 2B DESIGN 6pm-10pm
HARUR AT SCHIZZO 6pm-10pm
For workshop details please refer to p. 56
OPEN STUDIO BY GHASSAN
86 SALAMEH 6pm-10pm
87 EXHIBITION BY SECOND
STREET & CREATIVE SPACE BEIRUT 6pm-10pm
88 COLLECTION LAUNCH BY
KARIM CHAYA AT ART FACTUM GALLERY 6pm-10pm
REVENGE BY SMOGALLERY
98 INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION BY ID BEIRUT 6pm-10pm (Refer to BH & Jisr el Wati map)
100 OPEN STUDIO BY WASTE
12-5:30pm (Refer to BH & Jisr el Wati map)
68 ON DALIEH BY THE DALIEH
CAMPAIGN AT MANSION
6pm-10pm (Refer to Hamra map)
STATION DESIGN MARKET
4pm-10pm (Refer to BH & Jisr el Wati map)
PERFORMANCE BIG VOXEL BY RAPIDMANUFACTORY 6pm-10pm (ongoing all week)
MAR MIKHAEL 93
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Hacienda (A) Anise (B) Lockstock (C) Radio Beirut (D) Secteur (E) Art Factum Gallery (F) Sfeir Semler Gallery (G)
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BOURJ HAMMOUD, JISR EL WATI & BEYOND BDW2015 CLOSING PARTY
MAIN EVENTS 2
DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION
FINNISH DESIGN EXHIBITION
THE MAKERS: AFFORDABLE DESIGN THROUGH DIGITAL FABRICATION
BDW/D3 CLOSING PARTY AT THE YACHT CLUB
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
8pm till late
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
TOURS TIMEBOX BY RAZAN ALSALAH
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
4pm, meeting point: Ferrari, Saifi Village
BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
10am-8pm, Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
101 SERIOUS PLAY: MAKING GAMES
EXHIBITIONS & OPEN STUDIOS 96 KIDS EXHIBITION BY DESIGN
FOR CHANGE AT BEIRUT ART CENTER 11am-8pm
ABOUT THE REAL WORLD BY COLLEEN MACKLIN AT ALBA 10am-1pm
99 SKETCHING WORKSHOP AND TOUR
BY LEBANESE ARCHITECTURE CLUB AT MENA DRC
MONOT STREET BOOK MARKET BY RECTO VERSO 10am-6pm
97 STATION DESIGN MARKET 12pm-9pm
GET OUT OF YOUR BOX BY JCI BEIRUT AT BDD 10am-2pm
102 THE LITTLE BOX BY WOOD& 11am-8pm
For workshop details please refer to p. 56
TOURS DALIEH WALKING TOUR BY THE DALIEH CAMPAIGN 5pm, Starting point: Dalieh (Refer to Hamra map)
FILMS BY BDW 105 EUROLUCE 2015 @ DEBBAS FEATURING ARTEMIDE, LUCE PAN, FOSCARINI & ROTALIANA 7pm
3 FILM SCREENINGS AT DAWAWINE: MAKER 6pm MICROTOPIA 7:15pm TADAO ANDO 8:30pm Free entrance, limited seats
MARKETS 97 STATION DESIGN MARKET 12am-9pm
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JISR EL BACHA
SIN EL FIL
JISR EL WATI
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A MAKERS GATHERING, EXHIBITION & MARKET.
THE MAKERS AFFORDABLE DESIGN THROUGH DIGITAL FABRICATION LAUNCH JUNE 1/ 6PM OPEN 2-7 JUNE/ 10-8PM BEIRUT SOUKS, GOLD SOUKS
AHMAD KHOUJA CHARBEL JREIJIRI GUILLAUME CRÉDOZ HADIL ANKOUNY KAMAL AOUN KARIM CHAYA
Damj D-RIFT Ghouyoum/ RapidManufactory FabLab Beirut Spock Design
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SPACECRAFTED COLLECTION BY JAN KATH
ANTIQUE, TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY CARPETS
Ashrafieh Flagship Store . Verdun . Phoenicia Hotel T. +961 1 336 301 . +961 1 336 305 . Beirut . Lebanon w w w.iwanmaktabi.com . facebook/iwanmaktabi
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DESIGN THINKING DAYS WITH LINKSRECHTS SERVICE DESIGN AT MENA DRC 02 & 03 June, 10am-4pm
LinksRechts Service Design offers a 2-day workshop ‘Design Thinking Days’. The goal of the workshop is to create concepts to increase consumption of fresh vegetables and fruit and to help lead a healthier lifestyle.
CRITICAL WRITING ON DESIGN FOR BDW BY HALA A.MALAK 01 & 04 June, 2pm-5pm 02 & 03 June, 9am-4pm *special invite to BDW conference at Cinemacity
This workshop will take over 4 days including 2 days in the BDW2015 international conference, which will result in a publication that will be delivered by participants at the end of the week. Learn how to write, edit and talk about design in this unique workshop by Design critic, curator and educator Hala Abdel Malak. Using a relevant hands on approach, we will develop a blog to cover Beirut Design Week and consequently various pieces of online journalism about design: interviews, short posts, longer essays, photos, profiles and whatever is needed to populate with relevant information that can appeal to a wide audience. Learn how to ask critical questions, research and write and edit each other’s work while working on a short deadline. You will be asked to cover the BDW, attend talks and meet designers. Participants are required to be fluent in English.
03 June, 4:30pm-7:30pm
What happens when nearly 400,000 people want to become design thinkers? Doug Powell will lead this interactive workshop to demonstrate how user-centered design is being practiced at one of the largest technology companies in the world. Participants in this workshop will get a hands-on experience with design methods that they can apply in their own design practice. Participation fee: $50 Participant capacity: 20 Venue: MENA DRC +961 1 249 082 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/920
03 June (Workshop Day 2) 10:00 – Introduction, First results of Day 1 10:30 – Design Thinking tools 11:00 – Create solutions, concepts 13:00 – Prototyping 15:00 – Final pitches and prototype presentations 16:00 – End Participation fee: $80 Participant capacity: 20 Venue: MENA DRC +961 1 249 082 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/922
Participation fee: $250 Participant capacity: 10 Venue: MENA DRC +961 1 249 082 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/921
DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP WITH DOUG POWELL OF IBM
02 June (Workshop Day 1) 10:00 – Introduction, Workshop goals, Design approach 10:30 – Design Thinking tools 11:00 – Creating teams 11:30 – Problem analysis, Brainstorm 12:30 – Preparing field research 13:00 – Field research (ends at 16:00)
BEFORE WE START, IF WE START WITH DANAH ABDULLA AT MENA DRC 05 June, 10am-4pm 06 June, 2pm-5pm
Design culture in Beirut is quickly becoming more prominent, but what is being done to formally map out the different design networks? How can we begin to understand the historical evolution of design in the city? As designers and cultural practitioners, we all know someone who knows someone who knows who knows someone…and in this two-day workshop, we work with co-design research methods to crowdsource information from participants on Beirut designers from the past and the present. The aim of the workshop is to visually consolidate names of designers into a visual form, providing a guide to people from all over the world regarding designers in the city and instigating further research into both contemporary and historical design practices in Beirut. With a speculative version in place, the map evolves beyond the workshop as it is then translated into a website where the project continues to crowdsource information from visitors. Participation fee: $40 Participant capacity: 15 Venue: MENA DRC +961 1 249 082 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/923
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CRAFT INNOVATION BY ASTRID HAUTON: FUTURE LIVING STUDIO AT MENA DRC 01 & 04 June, 10am-1pm
In this workshop of two consecutive sessions, designers are invited to collaborate with metal and leather craftsmen from the Bourj Hammoud community to highlights the potential of traditional craft for product innovation. Following a strategic and operational approach, we will introduce you to different models for craft innovation and facilitate some co-creation sessions. Together, craftsmen and the designers will explore cultural features, in order to add extra value and promote local craft uniqueness towards new product ideas. Participation fee: $60 Participant capacity: 12 Venue: MENA DRC +961 1 249 082 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/919
SKETCHING WORKSHOP AND TOUR BY LEBANESE ARCHITECTURE CLUB 06 June, 10am-1pm
An indoor workshop to cover the process of Sketching by Judy Abi Rustom will take place at the MENA DRC. It will be followed by a sketching tour in Bourj Hammoud area. Bring your favorite sketching tools and get ready for some fun! Participation fee: $20 Participant capacity: 25 Venue: MENA DRC +961 3 142 974 Register: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/924
TEXTILE WORKSHOP AT WHITE SUR WHITE 02 June, 10am-4pm
Explore the world of textile and prints with Jesse Bowley, American designer in residence in Beirut. Participation fee: $85 Participant capacity: 8 Venue: White sur White Lab +961 3 208 732 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/927
IDEO EXPERIENCE BY PARFUMEURS 02 June, 10:30am-12pm 07 June, 7pm-8:30pm
Our atelier at Gemmayze will organize Olfactory gatherings and sniff test workshops to discover how Scent operates as a memory and emotions creator. First 30 minutes: the interaction between the 5 senses in the design, the communication and the marketing strategy. This will be followed by introducing the Ideo Parfumeurs world - the olfactory design and olfactory marketing Followed by an hour for the workshop: an initiation to the perfume creation, the participant will create all together a home perfume. Participation fee: Free Participant capacity: 5 Venue: IDEO Parfumeurs + 961 3 285 955 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/926
LEBELIK WORKSHOP FOR KIDS AT VILLA LINDA SURSOCK 02 & 03 June, 4pm-7pm
PRODUCT DESIGN& PROTOTYPING AT WHITE SUR WHITE 01 June, 10am-4pm
Explore the world of product design with Cyrille Najjar and Fady Salame, lectures and practitioners. You will work on the development of your product from brief to prototyping. Participation fee: $85 Participant capacity: 8 Venue: White sur White Lab +961 3 208 732 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/925
Lebelik is launching its Kids section in June. We would like to sponsor and organize arts & crafts workshops for children during Beirut Design Week. These workshops would be catered to different age groups (pre-teens, tweens, and teenagers), and interests (sartorial, craftsmanship, handicrafts). Age Range: 8 - 15 Participation fee: $30 Participant capacity: 30 Venue: Villa Linda Sursock + 961 3 844 088 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/928
PRODUCTION WORKFLOW BY CAUSTIK STUDIOS 03 June, 10:30am-10pm 10:30 - 13:00: Portfolio review for students and graduates 14:30 - 15:30: Production workflow discussion 18:30 - 20:30: Workshop kick start 21:00 - 22:00: Industry discussion Participation fee: Free Participant capacity: 10 Venue: Caustik studios +961 1 422 870 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/929
FROM A BRAND INNOVATION PERSPECTIVE BY JCI BEIRUT AT BDD 03 June, 5pm-9pm
In today’s world of rapid and constant change successful Brands rely on their ability to foresee change and adopt innovative solutions to deliver their Brand values. A company that enables innovation in its DNA as the key factor to design and develop new methodologies to deliver its Brand values will continue to compete in overcrowded and competitive markets. “DESIGN DYNAMICS” explores brand development through opening your eyes to uncover new and unexpected sources of inspiration from new products, services, and business models. We highlight the innovation processes and culture that companies and entrepreneurs should foster by adding Brand Innovation to their core business discipline in order to achieve long-term success. Participation fee: $45 Participant capacity: 30 Venue: Berytech at Beirut Digital District + 961 70 882 969 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/931
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INTUITIVE 3D SKETCHING FOR 3DPRINTING BY RAPIDMANUFACTORY 03, 04 & 05 June, In English: 9am-12pm In French: 2pm-5pm
DESIGN CITIZENSHIP BY VIT-E AT LAU BEIRUT 04 June, 1pm-5pm
This workshop is about 3D modeling, oriented on 3D sketching for 3Dprinting with Guillaume Crédoz (Arch. DPLG, former guest teacher and researcher UdM, UQaM). Participants will work on 3DSMax, and by the end of the workshop, each will get his 3D model 3Dprinted. 03 June (Workshop Day 1) Quick review of 3Dprinting uses (examples from Ghouyoum’s practice) Introduction to 3D printing techniques (which type of 3Dprinter for which project) Selective Laser Sintering 3Dprinting Constraints and opportunities Theoretical geometry knowledge course (topology), the architecture of forms’ informations in 3D softwares Initial demonstration of Modeling technique_Underlining of the organization logic of the software 04 June (Workshop Day 2) Step by step exercises highlighting the modeling strategies and tools. Every participant will be guided through the phases and will practice on various cases.
An exploration of the several shoes many designers can wear to affect society around them through socially minded design. Through a set of questions the first half-time, groups of participants will come up with a proposal that positively affects the environment/community/city they belong to. The second part of the workshop will address the step-by-step building of their proposed initiatives. Participation fee: Free Participant capacity: 20 Venue: LAU Beirut Campus + 961 1 738 621 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/934
05 June (Workshop Day 3) Each student will choose one of the exercises practiced the previous day and start to modify and personalize it in order to produce its final 3D model that will be 3Dprinted. Visit of the 3Dprinting facilities and explanation of the production line. 3Dmodels will be put to 3Dprint and will be available for pick-up by June 11th.
START-UP IDEATION MEETS DESIGN BY BOOTCAMP AT ALTCITY
03 June, 10am-4pm
04 June, 4pm-6pm
On the International Photographer Day, Thierry Van Biesen and ALBA tutor Elie Bekhazi, will take you through product photography with the use of various techniques. Bring your own products.
The purpose of the workshop is to engage the attendees in a creative process that allows them to generate, filter, and communicate startup ideas, whether related to design or any sector, and to help them in the process of applying to various business competition, especially the new Bootcamp program recently launched by AltCity. The tools and approaches will focus primarily on tech or techempowered businesses that are aiming for high growth and competitiveness, but could be transferred to many other sectors as well. Creative sector startups/ entrepreneurs encouraged to attend!
Participation fee: $85 Participant capacity: 8 Venue: White sur White Lab +961 3 208 732 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/930
04 June, 11am-4pm
The 5X workshop is a rapid exchange process that delves into an exploration of form, visual communication, and collaboration. Requirements: Laptop / Adobe Illustrator software / Basic to intermediate proficiency in Adobe Illustrator.
Participation fee: $275 Participant capacity: 5 per language Venue: RapidManfactory’s workshop + 961 1 566 241 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/937
PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY AT WHITE SUR WHITE
5X WORKSHOP BY ZUMRA
Participation fee: Free Participant capacity: 30 Venue: AltCity +961 1 742 582 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/935
Participation fee: $20 Participant capacity: 16 Venue: Mansion + 961 3 094 149 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/933
VISUAL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP BY UPWARD CONSULTING 04 June, 9:30am-1:30pm
Upward Consulting invites you to discover the visual & interactive tools improving the way you are managing your creative business, whereas you are solo or in within a team. This workshop incorporates best practices from the innovation games, agile methodology. Participation fee: $50 Partcipant capacity: 12 Venue: Upward Consulting Office + 961 3 665 755 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/932
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FROM RUBBLE TO YOUR HOME BY 2B DESIGN 05 June, 11am-1pm
From Rubble to your Home: Let us show you what it takes to make a Beyt piece. Clean, Restore, Apply patina, Make a lampshade and discover how architectural salvage is transformed into one of a kind handcrafted home décor item. Participation fee: Free Participant capacity: 10 Venue: 2B Design Atelier +961 1 572 217 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/938
CREATE YOUR OWN CAMPAIGN BY BOBOLINK 05 June, 10am-5pm
Learn the basics of creating an advertising campaign through case studies. Receive a brief from a real client, and go head-to-head with your peers as you pitch your ideas. Once the workshop is over, attendees will receive a certificate. Check facebook page for more information. Venue: Bobolink Offices facebook.com/bobolinkleb + 961 70 097 763 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/936
THE LITTLE BOX BY WOOD& 06 June, 11am
In the heart of Mkalles industrial city, Wood& is pleased to welcome you to “The Little Box” workshop. This unique event will allow you to customize your personal little box using the wide selection of wood finishes and colors, and experience hand made production and details under the supervision of Georges Mohasseb and Wood&’s team. Join us at our atelier in Jisr el Bacha/ Mkalles for “The Little Box” workshop to go through the stages of design and create your own personalized piece. Participation fee: Free Participant capacity: Open Capacity Venue: WOOD & Atelier + 961 1 513 136 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/940
SERIOUS PLAY BY COLLEEN MACKLIN AT ALBA
JEWELRY DESIGN BY AZZA FAHMY DESIGN STUDIO
06 June, 10am-1pm
01- 05 June,10am-3pm
How can games be one of the most effective ways to explore the most serious issues and problems of our time? While games may seem like a childhood pastime, they are also a powerful way to describe how things work systemically - in fact, you could say that games are the pop cultural form of systems. By playing games, we interact with systems and learn how they work – and the biggest problems we face today, from climate change to conflict – are often caused by complex systems and their interactions. In this session, you’ll learn the methodologies and theories behind game design as well as strategies for creating interactive experiences that reflect – and potentially change – the issues that affect us.
Lost in The Maps of Sound - Beirut: Jewelery Design Workshop by Estela Saez for “The design Studio by Azza Fahmy”.
Participation fee: Free Participant capacity: 25 Venue: Alba, Sin El Fil +961 1 480 056 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/942
GET OUT OF YOUR BOX BY JCI BEIRUT AT BDD 06 June, 10am-2pm
This workshop includes defining creativity, looking into the way the human brain functions and the mental blocks that limit creativity and how to overcome these blocks, explore different tools and techniques to boost creativity and apply them, and learning the process of creative thinking. Trainer: Olga Safa Participation fee: $45 Participant capacity: 15 Venue: Beirut Digital District Bldg 1082 + 961 70 882 969 Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/939
The starting point of this workshop is the city and its visual culture. Our background plays an important role in the moment we transfer our concerns into creations.. Jewelry has become today a discipline whereon concept developing, material research is taking a strong position in order to be able to design or perform pieces. Methodology: Transforming materials and objects in order to investigate the true essence of its qualities. The workshop is based in the evolution process, where the proposed exercises during the different sessions are interrelated. Work grouped and individually to be able to discuss about different perspectives within the process. Fast practical exercises to open the gate between the reason and unconsciousness. Empower imagination that it will be used as a tool to guarantee the creation of something really unique and personal. Content: Day 1: Introduction of the seminar introduction of the participants - practical exercises - analysis - drawing Day 2: practical exercises - analysis Day 3: power point presentation “all about jewelery” analysis - drawing - practical exercises Day 4: practical exercises - drawing - basic introduction to metal work Day 5: practical exercises - closure of the workshop Closure: For the success of the workshop and to accomplish its objectives, it is of utmost importance that participants are willing to challenge themselves by an open predisposition towards making and sincere self-critic. Admission Requirements: Participants are admitted to the course upon presentation of a curriculum with photos illustrating their work. Participation fee: TBA Participant capacity: 12 + 961 3 58 37 99 + 961 3 673 373 + 961 1 56 32 36 To register please call one of the numbers above and confirm all logistical details. Register: www.ihjoz.com/events/941
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PRESENTS: SKETCHING WORKSHOP AND TOUR 06 JUNE 2015, 10am-2pm AT MENA DRC
VISIT OUR BOOTH AT THE BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION IN BEIRUT SOUKS AND SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE PROJECT THROUGH OUR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS
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FINNISH DESIGN EXHIBITION Collective Exhibition
BEST OF BDW2015
The Finnish Design Exhibition will feature the work of 3 designers from Helsinki. &Bros is a studio with three product designers and one graphic designer, who create playful and modern objects. Alto&Alta are two designers who work on projects that both functionally, esthetically and emotionally bring something new to the material world. Sebastian Jansson, a product designer who merges everyday products with holistic brand building. Launch: 01 June, 6pm Open: 02 - 07 June, 10am - 8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
THE MAKERS EXHIBITION Gathering, Exhibition & Market
Launch: 01 June, 6pm Open: 02 - 07 June, 10am - 8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
This exhibition is dedicated to the maker movement which is emerging in Lebanon, and to create awareness about its advantages and challenges. The exhibitors are: Ahmad Khouja (Damj), Charbel Jreijiri (D-RIFT), Guillaume Credoz (Ghouyoum/RapidManufactory), Hadil Ankouny (FabLab Beirut), Kamal Aoun, and Karim Chaya (Spock Design).
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BDW2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE International Speakers
The Value of Design in Technology, Business, and Social Impact. 02 - 03 June, 9am-4pm Cinemacity
Speakers: Andrea Tossi Astrid Hauton Danah Abdulla Doug Powell Gesche Joost Hala A.Malak Niko Koronis Razan El Salah Rik Runge Simon Herzog Tom Bieling Johannes Torpe Julian Maier-Hauff
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DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION Collective Exhibition
The Dutch Design Exhibition will feature 12 design studios from the Netherlands. The exhibiting designers are: Echter Ontwerp, Kurx Amsterdam, Max Lipsey, Studio Mieke Meijer, LinksRechts Service Design, Rick Tegelaar, Rik Runge from Philips Design, Rop Van Mierlo, StoryTiles, Studio Roex, and T+LOCAL. Launch: 01 June, 6pm Open: 02 - 07 June, 10am - 8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
BASED IN BEIRUT Collective Exhibition
As every year, the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Launch: 01 June, 6pm Open: 02 - 07 June, 10am - 8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
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TIMEBOX TOUR Urban Intervention
Timebox Beirut is an urban trail of early 20th century stereographs on the streets of Beirut. Each timebox holds one stereograph where it was originally taken 100 years ago. Passers by experience that same street a century back in 3D. Join the artists on a walk through the timebox trail from downtown Beirut to the tip of Ras Beirut.
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06 June, 10am Starting Point: Saifi Village, next to Ferrari Showrooms
THE MIRRORED FACADE Urban Intervention
Badih and Kantar Architects is a young, innovative architecture and interior design firm with a diverse portfolio, from private residences, ranches, urban design, corporate spaces and retail venues, to mixed use developments, hospitality and maritime. Badih and Kantar Architects, will be creating The Mirrored Facade, an urban intervention at Beirut Souks.
01 June, 6pm-10pm Beirut Souks
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BDW2015 CLOSING PARTY IN COLLABORATION WITH D3 After a long week of events, join us for the BDW2015 closing party. Come and enjoy the good music and drinks by the pool. 06 June, 8:30pm Yacht Club Beirut
DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP WITH DOUG POWELL OF IBM 03 June, 4:30pm-7:30pm What happens when nearly 400,000 people want to become design thinkers? Doug Powell will lead this interactive workshop to demonstrate how user-centered design is being practiced at one of the largest technology companies in the world. Participants in this workshop will get a hands-on experience with design methods that they can apply in their own design practice. For workshop details please refer to p. XX
WALLS CAN BE FUN 03 June, 6pm-10pm
Liza Restaurant, Achrafieh, teams up with Beirut Design week to create a limited collection of objects inspired by Maria Ousseimi designs. Liza will exceptionally be open, from June 2nd to June 7th from 12pm to 12am with a live chill music from 5pm to 7pm in a special outdoor set up.
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P A R T I C I P A N T S
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2B DESIGN Furniture Design
The story of 2b design starts when the French designer Benedicte de Vanssay de Blavous Moubarak moved with her husband Raja and their children to Beirut. Benedicte became immediately drawn to the unique style of traditional Levantine houses. The desire to keep alive a disappearing architectural heritage was the spark that started the project. In 2006 2b design was born, a small social enterprise transforming 18th, 19th and early 20th architectural salvage and other reclaimed materials into one of a kind handcrafted home dĂŠcor items. Beyt, its flagship brand, is made of 90% reclaimed pieces. Discarded wrought iron balustrades, window frames and old wooden doors become tables, lamps, mirrors and candleholders. FROM RUBBLE TO YOUR HOME WORKSHOP Let us show you what it takes to make a Beyt piece; clean, restore, apply patina. Make a lampshade and discover how architectural salvage is transformed into a one of a kind handcrafted home dĂŠcor item.
Geatawi, Al Khazen Street +961 1 572 217 www.2bdesign.biz
FROM RUBBLE TO YOUR HOME WORKSHOP 05 June, 6pm-10pm
21dB Acoustic Solutions
Fanar, Bechwati Building +961 1 900 266 www.21db.org IN-HARMONY EXHIBITION AT VILLA PARADISO 03 June, 6pm-10pm
With over 8 years experience in the execution of successful high-end recording studios, home theaters and other acoustic spaces, and with over 8 years of theoretical background in the physics of sound, the team at 21dB prides itself with being one of the, if not the most advanced resource for your acoustic needs in Lebanon and the Middle East. Our free acoustic academy is designed to deliver valuable information and resources on matters relating to sound. Our research lab is equipped with measurement tools to evaluate the absorption coefficient of various acoustic absorbers allowing the design of novel and exciting materials. On the consultancy side, we carry out appropriate measurements to evaluate the acoustics of spaces and suggest solutions for acoustic problems. IN-HARMONY EXHIBITION AT VILLA PARADISO When a group of designers coming from various sensorial backgrounds join hands to redefine indoor living, the outcome is a mesmerizing experience to the senses.
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6:05 Design Boutique
6:05® is not just a time. It’s a hub for the new. A playground for fashion, design, lifestyle & urban culture. It’s a concept store that is alive through the trendiest must-haves and must-reads, from the coolest, edgiest and hippest international brands for men, women and teens. At 6:05® you can shop, dance, daydream, taste a rainbow, time-travel… it’s a space where walls have something to say and cool products to display. There’s even a happy hour every day at 6:05®! Just spin our clock of fortune between 6:05pm and 7:05pm, any day, for the chance to win fun and unexpected prizes. You could say there’s always LOTS-OF-NEW, and PLENTY-OFMORE in this continuously renewed urban concept store that celebrates all of its ‘friends’ by bringing them together around new happenings and experiences… THE POP-UP TATTOO SHOP A live tattooing event featuring a renowned international guest tattoo artist, semipermanent body-art and an expo of artwork by talented Lebanese tattoo artists. Session pre-booking required.
Achrafieh, St. Nicolas Street +961 1 335 450 www.605.com.lb THE POP-UP TATTOO SHOP 03 June, 6pm-10pm
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ACADEMIE LIBANAISE DES BEAUX-ARTS Design Department
Sin El Fil, Emile Edde Avenue +961 1 480 056 www.alba.edu.lb SERIOUS PLAY AT ALBA WORKSHOP 06 June, 10am-1pm
ALTCITY Co-Working Space
SERIOUS PLAY WORKSHOP: MAKING GAMES ABOUT THE REAL WORLD How can games be one of the most effective ways to explore the most serious issues and problems of our time? While games may seem like a childhood pastime, they are also a powerful way to describe how things work systemically - in fact, you could say that games are the pop cultural form of systems. By playing games, we interact with systems and learn how they work – and the biggest problems we face today, from climate change to conflict – are often caused by complex systems and their interactions. In this session, you’ll learn the methodologies and theories behind game design as well as strategies for creating interactive experiences that reflect – and potentially change – the issues that affect us. COLLEEN MACKLIN BIOGRAPHY Colleen Macklin is an Associate Professor in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design in New York City and Co-Director of PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab), a lab focused on developing games for experimental learning and social engagement. PETLab projects include a curriculum in game design for the Boys and Girls Club, games in disaster preparedness for the Red Cross, and big games such as Re:Activism and the “fiscal” sport Budgetball. She is a member of the game design collective Local No. 12, known for their card game the Metagame.
AltCity facilitates, encourages and supports high impact entrepreneurship, driving aspiring entrepreneurs from idea to launch and investment. AltCity focuses on web/ mobile, gaming, new media and other ‘tech-empowered’ startups, with an additional focus area around for-profit social impact ventures. At AltCity you will find a coworking space, small/large offices, a community work-oriented cafe and an event space. Also along with an amazing flow of startup events/workshops and all kinds startup support tools. STARTUP IDEATION MEETS DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP BY BOOTCAMP Engage the attendees in a creative process that allows them to generate, filter, and communicate startup ideas, whether related to design or any sector, and to help them in the process of applying to various business competition, especially the new Bootcamp program recently launched by AltCity. The tools and approaches will focus primarily on tech or tech-empowered businesses that are aiming for high growth and competitiveness, but could be transferred to many other sectors as well.
Hamra, Hamra Street +961 1 742 582 www.altcity.me STARTUP IDEATION MEETS DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP BY BOOTCAMP 04 June, 4pm-6pm
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APRACTICE STUDIO Architecture and New Media
Founded in 2009 by two architects and a new media designer, apractice is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Beirut. a /à/ ; the prefix meaning “not” or “without”, is the idea that the studio is based on; the desire to constantly think from within and without preconceived possibilities of the architectural discipline. We strongly believe that design can be an active tool of criticism; an empowering mode of resistance towards established preconceptions regarding the built environment. We operate across multiple modes of adaptation and transformation, making spaces, buildings and objects that engage with various issues, responding through the use of architectural tools. BUILDING AS ARTIFACT IN CLEMENCEAU On-site installation and opportunity to re-discover a familiar modern building in Beirut. By conducting an autopsy on the building, we re-introduce it in our collective memory as an “artifact”, located in the historical development of the urban fabric.
Hamra, Cairo Street +961 1 736 745 www.apracticestudio.com BUILDING AS ARTIFACT IN CLEMENCEAU 04 June, 6pm-10pm
ART FACTUM GALLERY Contemporary Art Gallery
Karantina, Rahban Street +961 1 443 263 www.artfactumgallery.com COLLECTION LAUNCH BY KARIM CHAYA 05 June, 6pm-10pm
Art Factum Gallery is a fresh space devoted to presenting all forms of contemporary art and design. When it comes down to dealing with contemporary art, and as an establishment that focuses on bringing in international artists to the artistic/ cultural scene of Beirut, Art Factum Gallery manages to emphasize its presence and project it forward by applying to several international art fairs and events, not to mention retaining a tight bond with several international galleries and institutions. COLLECTION LAUNCH BY KARIM CHAYA Art Factum Gallery will be launching a new collection by Karim Chaya.
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ATELIER KHALED EL MAYS Furniture and Interior Design
Founded in 2013, is a mutli-disciplinary design studio that focuses on furniture design, interior architecture and graphics in space. With one furniture series and another for home accessories and many other interventions in between, the studio established in the last 2 years a unique aesthetic, which is driven by the will to produce locally and enhance the state of the Lebanese and Arab handicraft. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Khaled has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
Achrafieh, Tabaris +961 70 939 131 www.atelierkhaledelmays.com BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June,10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
ATELIER S/Z Product Design
Gemmayze, Gouraud Street +961 1 587 929 www.atelier-sz.com ATELIER S/Z OPEN STUDIO 02 June, 6pm-10pm
Sibylle Tamer obtained a degree in Fine Arts at ALBA Lebanon, and later on joined Parson’s school of design in New York City. She exhibited her masterpieces in France, Italy, New York, the Middle East and Lebanon. The many talented Lebanese artists have also extended their creativity to a special photo exhibition concept titled "Colère" which is a wakeup call for the deteriorating life in this country, and to supposedly try to find a solution to the internal political problems in this Lebanon in an artistic way. She selected her feelings from her thoughts before combining function; otherwise, it would have been blocked. Also her way of life, to see the frustrations and problems of this ugly world that inspires her and that she tries to transform through her work. Sibylle’s recent Exhibition was in Dubai for the “Indesigner” 2015 at O’de Rose. ATELIER S/Z OPEN STUDIO Visit Atelier S/Z on the 2nd of June and discover their latest collections.
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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT Architecture and Graphic Design Department
The Department of Architecture and Design is home for about 300 students and 50 full and part time faculty members who work together in an open studio environment. The Department has two undergraduate programs: one in architecture leading to the degree of Bachelor of Architecture and one in graphic design leading to the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. The department also offers graduate degrees in Urban Design and in Urban Planning and Policy. The programs, through their curricular structure and course offerings, give students access to the best design education available in the region and one that is competitive with programs worldwide. GRAPHIC DESIGN The Graphic Design Program answers to the developments and needs of Lebanon and the region as it strives to meet globally required proficiency. The curriculum focuses on a solid training in the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of Graphic Design. It is the goal of the program to help students perceive and adapt to the changing demands of culture and therefore to the continuous change in the design field. ARCHITECTURE The bachelor of architecture program offers students a first professional degree that qualifies them to practice architecture. The program aims to graduate well rounded intellectuals, critical thinkers, and skilled professional architects who are committed to the advancement of the field and the practice; and who have a sense of responsibility for the built environment and the natural resources.
Beirut, Bliss Street +961 1 340 460 www.aub.edu.lb FINAL YEAR STUDENTS' EXHIBITION 04 June, 8am-4pm
BADIH AND KANTAR Architecture and Interior Design
FINAL YEAR STUDENTS' EXHIBITION The Department of Architecture and Graphic Design is launching the 2014-2015 final year student's projects exhibition, which will be on display starting May 20 until June 7th.
Badih and Kantar Architects is a young, innovative architecture and interior design firm with a diverse portfolio, from private residences, ranches, urban design, corporate spaces and retail venues, to mixed use developments, hospitality and maritime. Co-founded in 1998 by Charif Badih and Najib Kantar. In 2006, the practice expanded its scope of work to both interior design and architecture with the joining of Ali Hamed. The three partners then combined their knowledge he to devise sustainable, fully integrated design solutions. Today, BK Architects has grown to a worldwide practice, with more than thirty specialized professionals working on over forty ongoing projects across twenty-four countries in five continents, working with loyal clients and communities to create inspirational environments. BDW 2015 OPENING PARTY AND THE MIRRORED FACADE URBAN INTERVENTION Badih and Kantar Architects, as the platinum sponsors of BDW 2015, will be creating The Mirrored Facade, an urban intervention at the Beirut Souks and launching the opening party at Saifi Village.
Downtown, Riyad El Solh Street +961 1 975 666 www.badih-kantar.com BDW 2015 OPENING PARTY Saifi Village 01 June, 8pm MIRRORED FACADE URBAN INTERVENTION Beirut Souks 01 June, 6pm-10pm
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BANG & OLUFSEN Multimedia Systems
Saifi Village, 51 Gouraud Street +961 1 974 400 email@example.com
CELEBRATING ITS 90TH ANNIVERSARY 01 June, 6pm-10pm
B DESIGN Furniture Design
Bang & Olufsen was founded in 1925 in Struer, a small town in the north western part of Denmark, by two enterprising young engineers, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen. They created the business that was to become an international design icon and a global symbol of audio-visual excellence. Today Bang & Olufsen is world renowned for its distinctive range of quality televisions, music systems and high-performance loudspeakers; products that combine technological excellence with emotional appeal in a sensational design language. Besides entertainment products for the home environment, Bang & Olufsen applies its acoustic skills and design competences in creating high-performance sound systems for the high-end car industry, bringing the entertainment experience to a new level. CELEBRATING ITS 90TH ANNIVERSARY Bang & Olufsen celebrates its 90 years anniversary, and on this occasion Bang & Olufsen Beirut will focus on those creative designers who have influenced the brand overs the years.
B Design is a chic furniture store operating in Lebanon and KSA under the umbrella of BD Holding - the mother company of other star brands like Intercasa and DAZE â€“ and offering a wide selection of classic and modern furniture and home accessories. Established in 1956 by the Batal family under the name of Batal Design Center, the company is the ultimate address for quality furniture and unrivaled craftsmanship, with collections ranging from elegant classical to trendy contemporary. Originally specializing in the manufacturing and sales of chandeliers, Batal Design gradually diversified its portfolio of products to include timeless furniture pieces, home accessories, lighting solutions, curtain and carpets, upholstery and much more. Today, B Design owns and represents several local and international brands including Singways, Sealy, Creative Home... NEW IDENTITY LAUNCH AND KARASI EXHIBITION Launching the new identity of B Design, as well as hosting an event with the winners of AIGAâ€™s chair design competition.
Verdun, Unesco Street +961 1 804 803 www.b-design.co NEW IDENTITY LAUNCH AND KARASI EXHIBITION 04 June, 6pm-10pm
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BERGE PANOSSIAN Furniture Design
Berge Panossian is of Armenian descent and has been living in Lebanon for 25 years as a much sought after designer and metal crafts manufacturer. Initially, a jack of all trades, he started off as a machinery and vehicle repairman to later delve into the ornately meticulous world of wax dentistry prosthetics. Combining his hefty industrial skill set with the refined delicate sculpting techniques of wax, Berge married two opposing worlds to stretch the boundaries of yet another: ironwork. He has been in the field of decor for over 20 years. And throughout all those years he dedicated his designs to commissioned replicas of which Giacometti, Lalanne, Poillerat and the Laverne brothers. A couple of years ago, Berge forked into a new path. His own. FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AT SV GALLERY With his own designs executed to gravity defying aesthetics and jagged edged linearity, Berge will be launching his new collection during Beirut Design Week 2015.
Industrial City, Sed El-Baouchrieh +961 1 482 548 +961 3 959 837 www.bergepanossian.com FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AT SV GALLERY 01 June, 6pm-10pm
CAUSTIK STUDIOS Animation Design
Mathaf, Pierre Gemayel Avenue +961 1 422 870 www.facebook.com/caustikstudios WORKSHOPS AND TALKS Portfolio Review for Students and Graduates 03 June, 10:30am-1pm Production Workflow Discussion 03 June, 2:30pm-3:30pm Workshop Kickstart 03 June, 6:30pm-8:30pm Industry Discussion 03 June, 9pm-10pm
An animation studio that provides a wide range of services for digital content creation. From 2D to 3D animation and motion graphics, Caustik has proven itself to be a leading company in Lebanonâ€™s commercial scene in terms of quality and innovation with both local and international clients. Employing a team of highly skilled artists, its goal remains about creating unique and carefully crafted content for its clients and ultimately putting Lebanonâ€™s animation industry on the map. WORKSHOP AND TALKS Portfolio Review for Students and Graduates Production Workflow Discussion Workshop Kickstart Industry Discussion For program details check the facebook page.
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CORK LIVING Furniture Design Store
Comfort is a major component nestled at the heart of modern living. Being relaxed in one’s residence has proved indispensable in ensuring drive and renewed liveliness for the day to come. We, at Cork Living, are on a diligent commitment to keep up with the new, fast-paced world and its insistence on high functionality, practicality and smart location management. Determined to create personable spaces, we appreciate the significance of upholding modern living standards and the influence of the latter on giving shape to one’s everyday life. We have taken it upon ourselves to go the extra mile - and a little bit beyond that - to handpick some of the most unique, innovative and practical furniture and items to make you perpetually fall in love with your home and its contents. At the cutting edge of contemporary design and Scandinavian style-inspired practicality, our items come from Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Portugal. EXHIBITION Cork Living will be exhibiting its latest collections on June 3rd.
Achrafieh, Shehadeh Street +961 1 331 801 www.corkliving.com EXHIBITION 03 June, 6pm-10pm
CHARLES NAKHLE Product Design
+961 3 968 134 www.nakhle.org BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June,10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
I graduated as an interior architect with a specialization in product design from ALBA in 2007 and since then, I have been working as a product designer. The stool “reverence” was exhibited at Karim Bekdache, platform 39 and mysouk; the online platform as well as “Meet My Project Paris 2015” in Paris. Also, my interest in geometrical welldefined shapes and the combination of different materials allows me to create simple yet unique pieces. My upcoming product line (Honey collection) reflects this philosophy with the bold lines, sharp edges and the use of unexpected material merged together. It is based on a honeycomb structure made out of a single modular steel element assembled by rivets. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Charles has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
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CREATIONS BY WF Furniture Design
A unique sanctuary of inspiration and ingenuity founded upon the philosophy of practical art. Created by the innovative interior architect Wael Farran, this one-ofa-kind gallery showcases exquisite and limited table designs, where every item is a piece of the architectâ€™s mind and where the true value of tables is skillfully mirrored in exclusive hand-crafted designs. Our vision in mind is to create an opportunity for all people to explore the dynamic connection between art and life, by providing an innovative approach to designing tables. With originality and practicality in mind, CREATIONS by WF aims at becoming a pioneer in bringing exceptional centre tables, side tables, sofa tables and consoles that touch the eye and the soul in infinite ways, thanks to a rare combination of textures, materials and creative techniques. OPEN STUDIO AND SOIRĂ‰E Creations By WF will be hosting an open studio and soiree, with a DJ and cocktails, at their showroom and garden in Gemmayze, on the 2nd of June.
Gemmayze, Pasteur Street +961 1 569 777 www.creationsbywf.com OPEN STUDIO 02 June, 6pm-10pm
Creative Punch is a Beirut-based branding & design studio specialized in creating compelling brand experiences combining analytical strategic thinking with enduring creative solutions. Creative partners Joumana Sader, Diane Farran and Sandy Farhat cofounded the company after realizing that they shared a common desire: to craft beautiful and engaging brands that shape their environment and form longterm emotional connections with their audience.
Branding & Design Studio
We are firm believers in the power of thoughtful well-crafted design as a communication tool that can inspire, influence and motivate people. We consider that a strong brand is one of the key elements that can enhance business performance as well as engender and maintain consumer loyalty. Our ultimate goal is a higher quality of meaningful design work for a better future.
Sin El Fil, Hayek Bridge T: +961 1 48 99 35 www.creativepunch.me
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DAMJ Workshop and CNC Fabrication
DAMJ is an atelier based out of a historic vaulted carpentry shop. A collaboration between architect Ahmad Khouja and master carpenter Joseph Haddad, the workshop is a space where a number of different projects materialize including contemporary and traditional furniture, lighting, interior detailing, installations and CNC fabrication. Ahmad utilizes his background in architecture and parametric modeling in designing all of DAMJ's original work, as well assisting local designers to fabricate their more complex projects. THE MAKERS: AFFORDABLE DESIGN THROUGH DIGITAL FABRICATION A collective exhibition of 6 Makers in Lebanon who will be exhibiting and selling their latest products. OPEN STUDIO Damj will be hosting an open studio and get-together in their shop in Mar Mikhael.
Mar Mikhael, Gouraud Street +961 71 37 64 75 www.damjdesign.com THE MAKERS EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June,10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks OPEN STUDIO 05 June, 6pm-10pm
DEBBAS Lighting Design
What began humbly as “Le Grand Magasin d’Electricite” in 1910 has evolved over the years to become Cesar Debbas & Fils, a name synonymous with high-end construction, architecture, design and décor. The pioneering spirit brought by César Debbas continues to live on in the company’s ever-present philosophy of innovation, leadership and professionalism in the world of design. Today, Debbas Group provides developers, architects and consultants with state-ofthe-art, LEED certified, lighting solutions for even the most ambitious projects. We continue to strive ahead in our mission to “provide innovative turnkey solutions that help our clients realize today the human spaces of tomorrow.” EUROLUCE 2015 @ DEBBAS FEATURING ARTEMIDE, LUCE PAN, FOSCARINI & ROTALIANA Cesar Debbas et Fils invites you to join us for an exclusive event on Sunday, June 7th at 7pm to discover the latest in innovative design. Experience a unique showcase in collaboration with a handful of the most renowned European designers in collaboration Artemide, Luce Pan, Foscarini and Rotaliana
Jisr El Wati, Pierre Gemmayel Avenue +961 1 585 000 www.debbas.com EUROLUCE 2015 @ DEBBAS FEATURING ARTEMIDE, LUCE PAN, FOSCARINI & ROTALIANA 07 June, 7pm OPEN STUDIOS 01 - 07 June, 6pm-10pm
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DECALE Concept Store
Décalé is a concept store launched in Beirut in 2015. As the brainchild of Antoun Chabtini, an interior architect, and Nadim and Peggy Klink, perfume designers, the store brings together design items from across the world. Every item has been handpicked to bring design elements and elegance to living spaces, from the bedroom to the kitchen. With a focus on design pieces from Denmark and the Netherlands, Décalé brings unexpected beauty and reimagined items that reflect the tastes and aspirations of today. Trendy shoppers will be able to find furniture, lamps, candles, notebooks, and a wide selection of lighting, among other things. OPEN STUDIO Located in the heart of Achrafieh, the store opens it’s doors in time for BDW 2015 and welcomes art and design enthusiasts throughout the event.
Achrafieh, Furn El Hayek Street +961 3 098 820 www.decalestore.com OPEN STUDIO 03 June, 6pm-10pm
DEHAB Jewelry Gallery
We are an independent purveyor of hand crafted jewellery inspired by 7000 years of culture defined by contemporary minds. Our spirit Is proudly Egyptian whilst the appeal of our creations is now worldwide. Azza Fahmy is know for her Design studio “The Design Studio by Azza Fahmy” which is open to students and upcoming designer-entrepreneurs of all ages and nationalities. The DSAF focuses on both the techniques and design skills that are necessary to succeed as a designer. DSAF roots from an educational initiative named Nubre, which means “design” in Nubian, it is a series of workshops Azza Fahmy held in Aswan (Upper Egypt) in collaboration with the European Union. AZZA FAHMY EXHIBITION AND JEWELRY WORKSHOP An exhibition of Azza Fahmy’s work and designs as well as a workshop given by the world famous Egyptian jewelery designer. For workshop details refer to p 59.
Gemmayze, Pasteur Street +961 1 563 236 www.dehabjewellery.com JEWELRY DESIGN BY AZZA FAHMY DESIGN STUDIO 5 consecutive sessions 01-05 June, 10am-3pm AZZA FAHMY EXHIBITION 02 June, 6pm-10pm
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DINA JSR Fashion Design
Saifi Village, Georges Haddad Avenue +961 1 972 297 www.dinajsr.com
Launched in 2012 DINA JSR is a Parisbased womenswear label that offers a seamless transition from elegant daywear to easy-to-wear nightwear. Intended for working women in urban environments, DINA JSR puts forward a wardrobe for contemporary needs that is both practical and luxurious, always easy to dress up or down. Created by a former gemologist, it follows a similar earthly sensibility: organic shades, sculptural volumes, a daily, elegant shield that shelters and empowers the woman inside. It is a cross between the three cultures: it bears the urban, forward thinking experimentation of London, the artisanal know-how of Parisian atelier practice and the sheer sensuality and luxurious ornamentation of traditional Lebanese sensibility. SALE FOR BDW In honor of Beirut Design Week, get a 30% discount from the SSâ€™15 collection on all in-store purchases from 01-07 June.
SALE FOR BDW 01 June, 6pm-10pm
DOMUS ACADEMY Educational Institution
Founded in Milan in 1982, Domus Academy was the first post-graduate design school in Italy representing an open project focusing on Italian Design and Fashion. Domus Academy methodology is rooted in the learning by designing approach, where learning means investigating, researching and developing ideas and projects based on real business needs and requirements. Central to the success of Domus Academy are its professors, highly skilled professionals bringing a current and real world perspective to lectures and projects. Currently Patricia Urquiola and Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialits, are respectevely curator at large of the Master in Interior & Living Design and visual mentor of the Fashion School. The educational offering includes 12 one-year Masters programs: Accessories Design, Business Design, Car & Transportation Design, Product Design, Fashion Design, Interaction Design, Interior & Living Design, Urban Vision & Architectural Design, Fashion Management, Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising, Visual Brand Design, Luxury Brand Management. The courses are attended by students from all over the world: in 2013, more than 280 participants came from more than 53 different countries. Due to its proximity to the professional design world, Domus Academy has developed an extensive network of connections and relationships with many of the most prestigious companies and studios such as Artemide, Bayer, Cartier, Fendi, Flos, LG, Maserati, Moroso, Nokia, Pininfarina, Pirelli, Procter&Gamble, Roberto Cavalli, Samsung, The Coca-Cola Company, Trussardi, Versace, Vionnet.
www.domusacademy.com NIKO KORONIS AT THE BDW2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Cinemacity, Beirut Souks 02 June, 9am-4pm
NIKO KORONIS AT THE BDW2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Niko Koronis, Lecturer at Domus Academy, will be speaking about the merging of Design and Technology in his lecture "Technology Matters"
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GALLERY TAJALLIYAT Art Gallery
Six years since embarking upon its artistic journey, Tajalliyat is expanding widely making use of its authenticity and experience, to be a cultural and artistic linkage between Levant and the world. Having an enormous number of artistic works for professional and young artists; Tajalliyat is concerned in spotlighting the promising talents and keeping updated on all modern artistic works, including artistic and intellectual activities. In addition to being an art gallery, Tajalliyat started to be a cultural center combining between different types of art: painting, words, and melody; and therefore became a space for cultural, intellectual, and artistic meeting thus emphasizing the interaction between different fields of creativeness. EXHIBITION Tajalliyat Art Gallery would love to DRAW your attention upon its sketchy 7 days. Collective masterpieces on the PREVIEW, designed in fine art touches by 8 artists: Bahram Hajou, Boutros Al Maari, Jamil Cacha, Lutfi Romhein, Malva, Sabhan Adam, Souad Mardam Bey, and Youssef Youssef.
Saifi Village, Unit 162 +961 1 987 205 www.tajalliyat.com EXHIBITION 01 June, 6pm-10pm
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GHASSAN SALAMEH Lighting Design
After acquiring a master degree from European Design Labs in Madrid, I set up my studio in Beirut to focus on light, furniture and object designs, gaining from an accumulated experience in print and digital graphics, product design, set design, web and digital interactive design. As an interdisciplinary conceptual and solution oriented designer, my projects occupy an in-between space where product design and conceptual art meet. Contemporary and experimental, my work is inspired by details from daily life, often unnoticed yet crucial in shaping our experiences. More importantly, it pays tribute to local craftsmanship and presents it with new possibilities. IN-HARMONY EXHIBITION AT VILLA PARADISO When a group of designers coming from various sensorial backgrounds join hands to redefine indoor living, the outcome is a mesmerizing experience to the senses. OPEN STUDIO Ghassan Salameh will be hosting an open studio on the 5th of June, in Mar Mikhael.
Mar Mikhael, Khatchadourian Street +961 3 691 709 www.salamehghassan.com IN-HARMONY EXHIBITION AT VILLA PARADISO 02 June, 6pm-10pm OPEN STUDIO 05 June, 6pm-10pm
GREEN STUDIOS Mutated Landscape
Jal El Dib, Old Tripoli Road +961 4 406 065 www.greenstudios.net IN-HARMONY EXHIBITION AT VILLA PARADISO 02 June, 10am-6pm
Green Studios is a landscape architecture and technology platform specialized in the hydroponic technology applied on green walls and roof gardens. We have patented in the US a unique type of skin engineered for extremely hot weather along with a smart system. With over 35 projects on our portfolio, Green Studios is considered as one of the pioneers in the region to design, execute and maintain Green walls and roof gardens. IN-HARMONY EXHIBITION AT VILLA PARADISO When a group of designers coming from various sensorial backgrounds join hands to redefine indoor living, the outcome is a mesmerizing experience to the senses.
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HADI MAKTABI Carpet Design
The Gallery specializes in collectible/decorative carpets and artworks. It relies on a subtle balance between the charm of oriental art and a contemporary outlook. Most objects are antique, varying in age across the 16thâ€”19th centuries. Carpets, textiles and antiquities range across the cultural landscapes of the Ottoman, Persian and Russian empires. Silk objects with royal provenance are complemented by modernist yet old tribal art works from the Caucasus and Central Asia. Our mission is to exhibit and present these antique art works in deliberately contemporary settings amidst modern furnishings and interiors. We believe that the innate refinement of aesthetic and design, among the unschooled artists of the past, is timeless. CECI N'EST PAS UN TAPIS Witness the unfolding of the multiple layers of a carpet by deconstructing symbols and rearranging patterns. While the design process evolves publicly, guests are invited to reconstruct carpets in their own mental space while viewing an exhibition of antique rugs alongside a lecture and a hands-on session.
Achrafieh, Charles Malek Avenue +961 1 330 310 www.hadimaktabi.com CECI N'EST PAS UN TAPIS 03 June, 6pm-10pm
HAMADANI BROTHERS Furniture Design
Hamadani Brothers was established by Jamal Hamadani with well over 20 years of experience, focusing on antiques. Growing up around this business, the sons developed a passion to better understand the world of design, thus they chose to expand the business. Each of the brothers focused their expertise in a certain area. Building on-sales expertise, expanding internationally and furniture design together they made the best team striving to meet the needs and tastes of consumers. Their pieces focus on Art Deco, vintage and a now a new line of outstanding designs they are proud to call their own. They strive to provide the best quality and exceptional service to help turn a house into a home. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. The Hamadani Brothers have been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
Basta, Bashoura +961 1 666 631 firstname.lastname@example.org BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
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HAWINI Furniture Design
I am Nisrine, Wissam, and Haytham â€“ architect, designer, and social worker. My studio is a collaboration of minds, the trained and the untrained, the experienced and the inexperienced. I draw, cut, weld, stitch, knit, paint, collect and connect without boundaries. My work is my art and my art is what you make of it. HAWINI AT MAISON RABIH KAYROUZ Maison Rabih Kayrouz will be showcasing the designs of HAWINI.
Burj Hamoud, Harboyan Center +961 1 258 150 www.hawinisarl.com HAWINI AT MAISON RABIH KAYROUZ 01 June, 6pm-10pm
HENRY DAKAK Jr. Furniture and Accessory Design
Achrafieh, Abdel Wahab El Inglizi Street +961 1 203 844 www.henrydakakjr.com NEW JEWELRY LINE EXHIBITION 03 June, 6pm-10pm
Henry Dakak Jr. is a Lebanese designer whose bespoke furniture, lighting, objects, jewelry and interiors, are a dialogue between the past, present and future. HHD is the free expression of emotion, tempered by the knowledge of master craftsmen. Each piece of furniture and accessory item began in a burst of inspiration, and the soul of that inspiration is exuded from every piece. HHD is a laboratory of creativity confined only by the bounds of an imagination that is limitless. NEW JEWELRY LINE EXHIBITION Come and discover our unique designs and limited editions of rings 21K.
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ID BEIRUT Architecture
Architecture and design firm, founded in 2007, owned by the designer Jean Bou Doumit, Id Beirut design boutique is dedicated to create a space specially tailored to embody the id of the person who lives in. Remaining true to their clients identity requirements, Id Beirutâ€™s psychology based designs are dedicated to private residences, and mostly to public spaces and hospitality establishments. In 2010 they showcased their passion for lighting in a concept lighting showroom where all their custom made designs are installed. INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION An interactive exhibition will be held at Id Beirut's showroom in Dora, on the 5th of June.
Dora, Ducati Building +961 1 899 491 www.idbeirut.com INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION 05 June, 6pm-10pm
IDEO PARFUMEURS Olfactory Design
Ideo Parfumeurs is a perfume creation house, founded by a passionate French fragrance and beauty creator. The result is creative and beautiful fragrances with uncompromised product quality. The elegant and refined in-store experience is further enhanced by the freedom to create oneâ€™s own perfume with our simplifying tools. Our mission is to always deliver amazing fragrances in beautiful products, and proposing a superior customer experience. Timeless elegance with a touch of originality, and a splash of freedom. IDEO EXPERIENCE PARFUMEURS WORKSHOP Our atelier at Gemmayze will organize olfactory gatherings and sniff test workshops to discover how Scent operates as a memory and emotions creator.
Gemmayze, Gouraud Street +961 3 285 955 www.ideoparfumeurs.com IDEO EXPERIENCE PARFUMEURS WORKSHOP 02 June, 10:30am-12pm 03 June, 7pm-8:30pm
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INSTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN Institution
www.ied.edu YOUNG CREATIVES AT WORK EXHIBITION White sur White, Achrafieh 01 June, 10am-6pm ANDREA TOSI AT THE BDW2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Cinemacity, Beirut Souks 03 June, 6pm-10pm
IEVA SAUDARGAITE Photography and Architecture
IED is a 100% Made in Italy international network operating in the fields of education and research in Italy, Spain and Brazil. IED Design, IED Fashion, IED Visual Communication and IED Management are the four departments present in each IED location, united by the common denominator of design culture. IED Educational Offer is made of Official Undergraduate courses, IED Diploma courses, Master courses, Academic Year and Semester courses, Summer/Winter courses, Specialization courses. IED represents a innovation hub where professionals from a variety of backgrounds come together to provide the input for a cross-fertilisation between areas and disciplines. IED forms a truly unique network of encounters, experiences, people and cultures. The outcome is excellence.
YOUNG CREATIVES AT WORK EXHIBITION IED - Istituto Europeo di Design presents the exhibition “Young. Creatives. At Work.” at the Beirut Design Week with the participation of some of the best lebanese IED Students and Alumni. The Exhibition will have three sections: Design for Business – Design for Social and Local improvement – Design and Technology. Illustrated panels will tell the visitors about the final outcome of a IED course: a design project often in cooperation with a partner company. Projects have been selected also to show the experience of Lebanese students studying at IED in Italy and Spain: their feelings, their talents, their inspiration and their future careers are exhibited in their country of origin. By visiting www.ied.edu/profession/from-lebanon-to-ied visitors will have the chance of a more detailed explanation of each project and will find extra contents available. ANDREA TOSI AT THE BDW2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Andrea Tossi, Dean of International Partnership and Innovation at IED, will be speaking about Design for Business Innovation.
50|50 is a design platform driven by the liminal and operating on, in and between boundaries. Founder Ieva Saudargait, born in Lithuania and raised in the UAE, is a Lithuanian-Lebanese architect and photographer whose work is compelled by forms, analogies and story telling. Having intensely pursued architectural photography and visual documentation of the built environment over the last few years, the architect confronts the photographer with questions that have since emerged, thus resulting in 50|50. Peeping tOms is the first reaction to question number one: In what space do viewer and photographer meet? Derived from the act of framing, Peeping tOms are spatio-ocular devices designed to transform the experience of perceiving a photographic work. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Ieva has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
+961 3 573 742 email@example.com BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
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IWAN MAKTABI Carpet Design
Iwan Maktabi brings a unique flair to Beirut Design Week this year. Alongside some of its rare pieces, the premier purveyor of antique decorative carpets in the region is proud to feature the collection of the renowned Persian designer Houssein Rezvani in its flagship store. Famous for its exclusive Iran-made contemporary carpets, the artist will be sharing the heritage and knowledge behind a unique craftsmanship through an inspiring talk with the audience. THE SPACE-CRAFTED COLLECTION BY JAN KATH In another undisclosed location chosen by Iwan Maktabi, visitors will have the privilege to witness fifteen years of hard work resulting in the sumptuous spacecrafted collection of the German designer, Jan Kath. Combining art and science, the award-winning collection depicts images of the universeâ€™s surreal landscapes, bringing a new dimension to rug art.
Achrafieh, Flagship Store +961 1 336 301 www.iwanmaktabi.com THE SPACE-CRAFTED COLLECTION BY JAN KATH 03 June, 6pm-10pm
JESSE BOWLEY Textile Design
firstname.lastname@example.org www.jessemarionbowley.com BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
Jesse Marion Bowley is an artist-inresidence at American Community School Beirut. Her design vocabulary is heavily influenced by years living abroad in Asia and the Middle East, where an appetite for geometry, simplicity and asperity has been nourished. Recent projects include woven and hand-blocked textiles, photography and metal sculpture. Expressed within a strict color palette, the varying works are consistently minimal, but invigorated by painterly and irregular patterning. During Beirut Design Week, she will debut a limited collection of meter-square fabric pieces, inspired by Japanese furoshiki. Furoshiki, a centuries-old technique, is the art of bundling, folding and knotting a simple square of fabric into multiple configurations. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Jesse has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
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JOE FISH Creative Boutique Agency
Joe Fish began as an idea. Trapped in an unwholesome advertising industry, he felt like a goldfish swimming in circles. He made up his mind to strike out on his own, in search of a place where the seaweed is greener. On February 7, 2010, Joe Fish was officially founded as a creative boutique agency with the sole goal of sharing beautiful ideas. Like-minded individuals soon joined in, average Joes with hearts bigger than their egos, and together they formed a multidisciplinary team with a wide range of talents and a common love for their craft. MELTING POINT: A VISUAL NARRATIVE This year, Joe Fish will exhibit scenarios of unprecedented confrontation be-tween social beings and their uncommon fears. The event demonstrates an exaggeration of unnatural equilibrium where eccentricity is acknowledged and embraced. Melting Point is a liquefaction process that aims to dissolve the barriers towards becoming a social being, through accepting oneself and the others. To translate all that to English: There will be an interesting exhibition with good music and lots of drinks.
Mar Mikhael, Armenia Street +961 1 570 060 www.joefish.com MELTING POINT: A VISUAL NARRATIVE 05 June, 6pm-10pm
JOHNNY FARAH Accessory Design
Established in New York in 1980 Johnny Farah offers high-end leather goods including handbags, belts, shoes and accessories. Leather and brass hardware are custom made for every item, the result is meticulously handcrafted collection with a distinct signature style. The accessories are molded from premium quality vegetable-tanned hides; this tanning process preserves the natural beauty of the leather. The hardware is made from hand-molded high quality solid brass that age beautifully, giving more character to each piece. Johnny Farah pieces are designed and manufactured in Lebanon. The label is sold in Europe, USA, the Middle East, and Asia. JOHNNY FARAH AND ALBA EXHIBITION Johnny Farah atelier will welcome ALBA students who will design and produce pieces with the guidance of its skilled artisans. Their works will be presented at the JF boutique in Saifi along with video footage of their experience.
Saifi Village, Said Akl Street +961 1 974 808 www.johnnyfarah.com JOHNNY FARAH AND ALBA EXHIBITION 01 June, 6pm-10pm
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KAHWET LEILA Café and Exhibition space
Gemmayze, Gourand St. +961 1 324 888 Customercare@leilarestaurant.com
Falling under the umbrella of “Leila”, Kahwet Leila resembles the authenticity of the Lebanese culture and nostalgia offering a charming and warm setup along with the traditional home-made delicacies. It is in essence, a coffee shop, mirroring the old Beirut through the décor, setup and offerings. The concept is based on the revolution of old cafe’s giving Beirut a charming spirit, and the theme of ‘dakakin’ or small traditional stores found around old neighborhoods throughout Lebanon. VINTAGE BAZAR This year, Leila is showing her customers, family and friends a fresh new side of her that is embedded with innovation at Kahwet Leila Gemmayze. To reflect leila’s roots from the mountains and her story behind her authentic and flavorsome preparations at the kitchen, an introduction of the “Food & Design” concept is presented at Beirut Design Week to resemble the true meaning of Leila’s touch of creativity and design with the help of natural elements. With that being said, and since summer is on the verge, we selected the utilization of fresh fruits & vegetables in a distinctive and exceptional display that will take place inside of the outlet to contribute with a whole new meaning to the “Food & Design” concept.
VINTAGE BAZAR 02 June, 6pm - 10pm
KHAWATEM Jewelry Design
Achrafieh, Shehade Street +961 1 215 850 www.khawatem.com JEWELRY EXHIBITION BY RAMI BOUTROS 03 June, 6pm - 10pm
Khawatem is a concept art & jewelry boutique, nested in the heart of Achrafieh, featuring handcrafted rings in limited editions along with an open art space for hosting multi-disciplinary artists from all over the globe. JEWELRY EXHIBITION BY RAMI BOUTROS Khawatem will be hosting an exhibition of limited edition furniture and jewelry by the Lebanese based interior architect Ramy Boutros. Ramy’s collection blends luxurious materials with impeccable craftsmanship and is intended to stimulate and provoke.
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LA ROSE DE SIM Accessory Design
A fashion accessories brand that offers creatively crafted purses and jewelry. It is an up & coming fashion accessories brand, inspired by Lebanese tradition and heritage. In addition to creating novelty items, which are made out of the finest materials and are carefully crafted, La Rose de Sim hopes to raise awareness among its audience on the importance of maintaining the Lebanese heritage. It is doing so by creating purses inspired by old vintage shots of Lebanon. STORE LAUNCHING La Rose De Sim welcomes you to the official opening of their shop in Monot.
Monot, Monot Street +961 1 202 898 www.larosedesim.com STORE LAUNCHING 03 June, 6pm-10pm
LADYGEEN Fashion Design
+961 3 238 350 www.ladygeendesign.com BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
Jina Awkar majored in Finance but has always been extremely passionate about art, photography and design. She still managed to cultivate her skills in art and design, until she decided to quit the corporate world, return to Beirut and start her own fashion brand. The courage to live her dream was inspired by her angel nephew Youssef, who had so many un-lived dreams. Ladygeen Design is a contemporary artistry prĂŞtĂ -porter fashion brand. The designs are passionately sketched to create elegant, charming, soft, playful and ever changing fashionable clothes. Her clients are women who appreciate details and art-like-fashion, they are stylish, trendy elegant yet daring. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Ladygeen has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
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LALAQUEEN Fashion Design
LaLaQueen is a contemporary fashion label that specializes in bespoke handmade leather handbags. Sally Sarieddine, founder, and creative designer at LaLaQueen has launched different collections that were inspired by her multi cultured background in the Middle East and her travels to the UK to study, and work. LaLaQueen has been operating for 3 years now from Beirut. LaLaQueen bags have been featured in international titles such as British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, OK, and Time Out magazine. Most of the raw material is ethically sourced and hand made by local skilled artisans. The aspect and design viewpoint is “timeless” to liberate it from trends and seasons and commitment to quality is an asset to LaLaQueen. COLLECTION LANCH AND TALK Discover and enjoy the launching of our new collection “La by LaLaQueen” brought into being. LaLaQueen is a contemporary fashion label that specializes in bespoke handmade leather handbags. Being an advocate for vegetable tanning leather and fair trade. Join us for a collection launch and a talk on sustainability and design.
Hamra, Alfred Nobel Street +961 70 906 013 www.LaLaQueen.com COLLECTION LAUNCH AND TALK 04 June, 6pm-10pm
LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Architecture and Design Department
CONFERENCE: FASHION TALKS A selection of top fashion experts are gathered for a series of exciting presentations on innovations in fashion knitwear, the future of fashion entrepreneurship, and the development of the Fashion industry in the Middle East. “From Alleyway to Runway: Innovation in Fashion Knitwear” by Kevin Kramp A step-by-step description with projected slides of my process of designing innovative fashion knitwear, from initial inspiration and research, to sketching, designing, machine swatching, and photographing of final garments. “A Seminar on Creative Entrepreneurship” by Stefan Siegel “The story of NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL), a start-up that launched in 2008 and took the fashion world by storm. NJAL’s founder, Stefan Siegel, will be highlighting the development of the company, as well as the future environment creative entrepreneurs will be facing.”
Beirut, Kraytem +961 1 786 456 www.lau.edu.lb CONFERENCE: FASHION TALKS LAU Beirut 04 June, 6:30pm-8pm
“Taking Fashion Forward in the Middle East” by Bong Guerrero FFWD was developed to address a need identified in the Middle Eastern market – a fashion movement or platform that would celebrate the best regional couture and ready-to-wear designers while fostering discussion, debate and development of the fashion industry from a trade perspective. Through FFWD, designers are able to showcase and be part of a larger eco-system which is generating visibility, exposure and stability for our region’s bourgeoning fashion industry.
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LIWAN Product Designer
The “House Wear” and the “Lounge wear” in LIWAN Paris-Beirut offer a new idea of the east. In Liwan every object is unique. Handmade. Inspired by the past. Adapted to the present. A lightened vision filled with innovation and modernity in terms of materials, cuts, colors. Twenty years of creation signed Lina Audi: a living and simplified version of forms, built upon an ancestral savoir-faire, that of the artisans of the Middle-East, and of Lebanon in particular. Traditional objects are transformed into modern pieces. Easy to wear, to carry, to adapt. They’re the bridge between the old and the new. They’re what are left when the pointless has been plucked out. For example, the Liwan Sandals that have made appearances all around the world… Liwan maintains its focus around the same constant: a dream without exotica, luxury without excess. The fusion of fashion and memory. One can’t find everything at Liwan, but what one does find is unique. LAUNCHING SIT IN Featuring their new "Sit In" in modular canape along with a cocktail reception.
Mar Mikhael, 56 Madrird Street +961 1 444 141 www.liwanonline.com LAUNCHING SIT IN 05 June, 6pm-10pm
LEBELIK Online Platform
Lebelik was founded on a vision that Lebanese quality, fashion and design could and should be available to everyone. With that in mind, twins and business partners Michel and Louise Doumet launched their venture in New York, in Spring 2011. The concept was simple – to help Lebanese designers share their work with people around the world. To build a community of fashion lovers that could come together on one platform that showcases Lebanese design. Now, three years later, Lebelik is home to over 60 of Lebanon’s most talented designers, and 2,500 of their creations. Inspired by the designers we work with, we came out with a completely new identity and web experience in 2014, to give Lebanese design the home it deserves. WORKSHOP FOR KIDS AT VILLA SURSOCK Lebelik is launching its Kids section in June. We would like to sponsor and organize arts & crafts workshops for children during Beirut Design Week. These workshops would be catered to different age groups (pre-teens, tweens, and teenagers), and interests (sartorial,craftsmanship, handicrafts).
+961 3 844 088 www.lebelik.com WORKSHOP FOR KIDS AT VILLA LINDA SURSOCK 02 - 03 June, 4pm-7pm
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After opening the first Liza Restaurant in Rue de la banque in Paris in 2005, Liza and Ziad Asseily return home in 2015 to open the Liza Beirut in the heart of Achrafieh. Liza who is a great believer in the relevance of design especially as it relates to food, invited the Artisans and the designers who collaborated in the creation of Liza’s strong visual identity to create an object to celebrate BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK. WALLS CAN BE FUN Liza teams up with Beirut Design week to create a limited collection of objects inspired by Maria Ousseimi designs. Liza will exceptionally be open, from June 2nd to june 7th from 12pm to 12am with a live chill music from 5pm to 7pm in a special outdoor set up.
Achrafieh, Doumani Street +961 1 208 108 www.lizabeirut.com WALLS CAN BE FUN 03 June, 6pm-10pm
MARIA HALIOS DESIGN Furniture Design
When her gallery opened its doors in Mar Mikhael back in 2009, Maria Halios was the first designer on the block after having repurposed the abandoned Palmyra chocolate factory into a space that her design furniture could comfortably call home. Today the showroom exhibits Maria’s collection of home accessories and limitededition furniture as well as a selection of appreciated works by other local and renowned international artists and designers. In addition, Maria provides tailor-made furniture that matches her clients’ unique personality. Her design is both functional and sculptural, art with a practical edge. She works heavily with metals, reimagining them in a more feminine form, scrapping away the rough and imposing elements to present the material in an unconventionally light way. MARIA HALIOS FEATURING LEBANESE DESIGNERS & ARTISTS Featured Designers and Artists include Maria Halios, Rima Khatib, Teddy Hajjar and Jean-Marc Nahas.
Mar-Mikhael, Pharaon St. www.mariahalios.com MARIA HALIOS FEATURING LEBANESE DESIGNERS & ARTISTS 05 June, 6pm-10pm
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The MENA Design Research Center is a non-profit organization which focuses on the role of Design in education, entrepreneurship and social impact. As the initiator and organizer of Beirut Design Week, the MENA DRC selects international guests and hosts their workshops in the center as part of its yearly curriculum.
DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP WITH DOUG POWELL OF IBM DESIGN 03 JUNE, 4-7PM BEFORE WE START, IF WE START WITH DANAH ABDULLAH 05 JUNE 10AM-4PM & 06 JUNE 2-5PM CRAFT INNOVATION BY ASTRID HAUTON: FUTURE LIVING STUDIO 01&04 JUNE 10AM-1PM DESIGN THINKING DAYS WITH LINKSRECHTS SERVICE DESIGN 02 & 03 JUNE 10AM - 4PM
Armenia, St. Dora T: +961 1 249 082 www.menadrc.org
CRITICAL WRITING ON DESIGN: BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK WITH HALA A.MALAK OF PARSONS NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN 01 & 04 JUNE, 2-5PM & SPECIAL INVITATION TO THE BDW INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 02 & 03 JUNE 9AM-4PM For more information about the workshops please refer to page 56
MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS 01-07 June, 10am-6pm
METAL & WOOD Furniture Design
Clemenceau, 105 America Street +961 01 367 480 email@example.com
Metal & Wood is a furniture and design goods store founded in 2011. We opened our doors selling vintage and reclaimed wood furniture, and have now evolved into a well-curated shop stocking thoughtfully designed, high quality,contemporary and functional furniture and home goods Some of our furniture is built locally, while the rest is produced from a collaboration with talented designers who design and produce these pieces exclusively for us. Our goal is to find clever solutions and new materials and imbue our work with clever and functional details. We also work locally and regionally on producing custom pieces for commercial and residential projects. Our small goods are sourced from around the globe, with a focus on contemporary, graphic and clean aesthetic.
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MINUS5 ARCHITECTS & STUDIO MR.WHITE Architecture and Animation Design
Beirut / Dubai +961 3 285 683 www.studiomrwhite.com
Beirut / Bucharest +961 3 683 867 www.minus5architects.com
Studio Mr.White & Minus5 Architects are an animation and architecture studios founded respectively by creative director Hani El Abyad and Lebanese-Romanian architect Daniel Georges. With expanding interests within art and innovation technology, Minus5 Architects & Studio Mr.White started in 2011 a collaboration on projection mapping projects after winning the UFA 3D mapping competition held in downtown Beirut. To date they have designed engaging shows for clients like BMW, KENT, the Unesco world heritage city of BYBLOS, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the club SKYBAR and the super club O1NE in both Abu Dhabi and Beirut featuring a monumental 360 degrees visual experience. Delivering a complete creative solution from concept to visual content and architectural design, the duo along with technical director Omar Youssef turn spaces into arresting immersive experiences successfully generating memorable moments for their audiences in both Europe and the Arab World.
URBAN PROJECTION INTERVENTION IN BEIRUT SOUKS Minus5 Architects and Studio Mr.White invite you to contemplate and join the global environmental awareness to protect nature through their urban projection intervention that coincides with the World Environment Day (WED) celebrated every year on 5 June.
URBAN PROJECTION INTERVENTION IN BEIRUT SOUKS 01-07 June, 8pm-12am
NADA DEBS Furniture Design
Nada Debs, of Lebanese origin, was raised in Japan. She studied Interior Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in the USA and started her first design company in the UK designing and producing custom furniture. After a 40 year hiatus, Nada Debsâ€™ Levantine spirit brought her back home to Beirut where she discovered that designs for modern Middle Eastern furniture was almost non-existent. This made her determined to create the East & East concept, fusing Eastern tradition and minimalism, where her multi-cultural approach caught the appeal of the global design world. Based in Beirut, NADA DEBS designs are represented in the USA, Canada, UK, France, UAE, Saudi Arabia and recently in Tunisia. CELEBRATING A DECADE Celebrating 10 years of craft, Nada Debs partners her passion for furniture with her passion for photography in a retrospective exhibition of her iconic pieces. At Beirut Design Week, Nada Debs presents the Arabesque chair in a distorted limited-edition version.
Saifi Village, Moukhalsieh Street +961 1 999 002 www.nadadebs.com CELEBRATING A DECADE 01 June, 6pm-10pm
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NADA ZEINEH Jewelry Design
Achrafieh, Sursock Street +961 1 448 156 firstname.lastname@example.org NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH BY NADA ZEINEH 02 June, 6pm-10pm
NARINE TCHILINGUIRIAN Jewelry Design
email@example.com www.narinee.com BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
Architect by training, Nada Zeineh signs several projects in Lebanon among which the Soap Museum in Saida and the Museum of the American University of Beirut. In parallel, since 1987, she designs and executes jewelry in various materials like terracotta gilded with gold leaf, or threads and plates of brass weaved, twisted, hammered and dipped in gold. In 2004 she opens her showroom, creates her label Nounzein and dedicates herself exclusively to jewelry and to small sculptures like mobiles, stabiles or small flower tables. Her work is inspired by abstract geometric forms inherent to her training as architect, and by the culture of the Middle East. The Greco-roman or the Islamic civilizations, as well as the fauna , the flora or the ethnic jewelry of the region are the different elements of this memory that she reinterprets in order to create simple, light, playful and timeless pieces. NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH BY NADA ZEINEH Nada Zeineh will launch her new summer collection. Join us for festive atmosphere with music and drinks on the showroomâ€™s sunny rooftop terrace.
NarinĂŠe is a contemporary jewelry collection derived from the Armenian architectural and cultural heritage. Each piece is an aesthetically bold adornment that carries a narrative, a story, an inspiration; blending minimalistic shapes with intricate patterns, and contemporary manufacturing techniques & materials with refined traditional craftsmanship. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Narine has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
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NISRINE SARKIS Graphic Design
Nisrine Sarkis a.k.a Nsrn Srks, is a graphic designer in love with both letters and letterforms. A designer by day and a lettering enthusiast by night, she explores the realm of drawing letters in the hopes of reaching out to people through the power of words, experimenting with different styles in order to give justice to every message she designs. She focuses on Arabic lettering in particular believing that the first step to a better nation is a nation that appreciates and loves its own language. Nisrine holds a Masters in Graphic Design from USEKâ€™s faculty of arts. She works as an Art Director and a Branding specialist at WonderEight, where she held her first lettering exhibition, in 2014, consisting of a limited series of 20 signed and numbered silkscreen posters. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Nisrine has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
firstname.lastname@example.org BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
NIZAR SABBAGH ARCHITECTS Architecture
Nizar Sabbagh Architects (NSA) is a multidisciplinary design, architecture and research practice based in the ever mutating area of Mar Mikhael in Beirut, Lebanon. With a ranging scale of projects within the urban and rural setting, the office has produced and executed numerous projects with great impact within the city of Beirut and abroad. NSA aims to be part of Beirutâ€™s transformation that carries with it a memory of the golden past and reflects the future vision. Design by experimentation rather than by composition is the essence of NSA. This methodology revolves around the physical and abstract elements that surround the location. NSA provides a full service of design, design development and tender document in: Architecture, landscape, interior design, furniture design. Adopting the extensive researches in design by the mean of experimentation have led to the establishment of a cultural platform directing a multitude of art, research and developments dealing with social and urban issues. INSTALLATION OF PRIVATE RESIDENCES An installation showing private residences by recreating through light, their unique respective locations
Mar Mikhael, Street 54 +961 1 565 977 www.nizarsabbagh.com INSTALLATION OF PRIVATE RESIDENCES 05 June, 6pm-10pm
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NOBRAND Creative Agency
Nobrand is a creative global agency specialized in luxury branding and hospitality. We offer for these industries tailor-made Graphic Design, Web Design, E-commerce, Apps and advertising and communication services for esteemed clientele throughout the Middle East and Gulf. Given the nature of our clientsâ€™ businesses, we push boundaries to offer outstanding solutions that can help take their company and products to the next level of distinction while remaining true to the brand essence. Nobrand boasts clients such as Elie Saab, Bugatti, Ginza Fashion Dubai, VB Notting Hill UK, and many others. In 2006, Nobrand became a Taschen Award-Winning Agency with work showcased in the World Best Logos book and in the Taschen Best Website-folios. OPEN STUDIO AT NOBRAND Nobrand welcomes you at the famous Blue House in Gemmayze where the design studio is located, to meet with the designers and enjoy a drink.
Gemmayze, The Blue house +961 1 565 997 www.nobrand.agency OPEN STUDIO AT NOBRAND 02 June, 6pm-10pm
PAPERLANES Design Studio
Imagine a world of fairy tales, unicorns, fluffy clouds, heroes, maidens, and much more. And imagine you can create such a kingdom for your children, a kingdom that is far away from the current digital world and standardized ready-mades. Paperplanes is a design studio specializing in projects for children including event design, and room decoration. Our world is one where handcrafted products and experiences are inspired by, and for, the little ones. Paperplanes is influenced by the need to minimize the overly digitized life of our younger generations. The current reliance on the digital world of entertainment is preventing children from the personal reflective space needed to flex and grow their creative muscles. SOMETHING WORTH CHIRPIN' ABOUT AT SARAH'S BAG A wall installation at Sarah's Bag that transforms a corner into a vibrantly chattery scene of Paperplanes' signature exotic birds. Inspired by Sarah's bag current collection, each bird has a story to tell.
Sadat, Al Qalâ€™aa Street +961 1 794 437 www.mypaperplanes.com SOMETHING WORTH CHIRPIN' ABOUT AT SARAH'S BAG 02 June, 6pm - 10pm
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PARALX Multidisciplinary Design Studio
PARALX (par-uh-laks) an acronym of parallel practice, is a multidisciplinary Design Practice. As a definition of collaborative work, PARALX was born as a counter idea to what has been wrongly referred to as “starchitect”. We believe that Design is a product of collaboration and is never down to a single person’s efforts. PARALX is currently establishing itself in various design niches, including ground-up construction, Interiors and digital fabrication, with projects in Lebanon & the Gulf.
Unesco, 163 Abi Chahla Street +961 1 819 711 www.paralx.com
PATIL TCHILINGUIRIAN Multidisciplinary Design
Gemmayze, Pasteur Street +961 3 822 423 www.patchil.com BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
Patil Tchilinguirian is a multidisciplinary designer and visual artist. She fuses her passion for visual communication and art to deliver immersive experiences in print, pixels and mixed media. Combining her knowledge and experience in branding, data visualization, and spatial design, she collaborates with clients to provide brand wellness and create positive impact. Her work uses different media such as collage, painting, silkscreen, embroidery and street art. Patil spent the last 9 years working for various companies and now runs Patchil, her own design studio. Previously, she was the senior art director at Visualizing Impact. She has exhibited her work in group exhibitions in Beirut, Barcelona and Venice, including No man’s land 2010, Beirut Design Week 2013, In Medias Res 2014, Liquid Rooms 2015 and most recently, Vertical Collisions 2015. In 2012, she co-founded the Tangent Space art collective, a mobile platform that re-invents abandoned spaces through design, art and social innovation. Last year, Patil also co-organized Beirut Cyclehack, a global ideathon to come up with innovative solutions to make Beirut more cycling-friendly. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Patil has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
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PIXEL FOR THOUGHT Animation Design
Pixel For Thought is a small design and animation studio. Ayman is a 3D character who ran away from his land and got stuck in our world. In an attempt to hide his identity, he creates and animates 2D and 3D characters, and spends his time upgrading his laptop features in hope to re-create the portal. Ali is a music composer and director who spends his time simulating water on his computer because it is never available in his house, with Hans Zimmer music dramatically playing in the background. Dina is a graphic designer wannabe illustrator who, when assigned multiple projects, proves she can multitask by watching Seinfeld and The Amazing World of Gumball at the same time. These three individuals can however channel their overflowing powers and turn ideas into unique and creative projects. From an awareness campaign to an animated short, they can visualize a story for each one of your ideas. ENSA SHOW SCREENING Screening the Ensa Show at the Beirut Design Week International Conference.
Dora, Modern Offices Building +961 70 856 609 email@example.com www.pixelforthought.com ENSA SHOW SCREENING 02-03 June
PLATAU Architecture and Urban Design
Our proposal is experimentation with the properties of the rattan. Rattan is a light material that can gather strength by bending and by grouping several stems together. The idea here is to create with the rattan stem a loop that will, by bending around itself, achieve the needed strength to create a chairâ€™s basic profile. We then connect one stem to the next creating a continuous loop that will create the chair. Furthermore, more loops can follow with different profiles to create an extendable seat that can go from chair to bench to stool. Rattan chair. l 86.1cm x d 56cm x h 74.6cm BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Platau has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
Jounieh, Rached Center +961 3 798 208 www.platau.info BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
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PLATFORM 39 Creative Platform
Looking for this unique piece to spice up your interior? Platform 39 features an eclectic mix of furniture, home and lifestyle accessories by emerging / established independent designers from the Middle East & Africa, alongside curated “Heartbeats From around the World”. In parallel and aiming to encourage and promote the creative industries in Lebanon, we offer/host in our “WagonLab” workshops and events addressed to professional and the general public. DINNER Located in our backyard a themed dinner awaits by Maya Zeidan, a scenography by Nathalie Harb and Lama Zouein, and visual designs by Gabriel Ferneine. Price: $50 including 1 drink Places are limited. For Booking, call +961 1 339 381
Achrafieh, Mgr. Ghophrael Street +961 1 339 381 www.platform-39.com DINNER 03 June, 8:30pm
PURRL Jewelry Designer
Purrl Gallery is a place where pearls are recreated in a hip and contemporary feel, but still holding on to their renowned elegance. It is located in the heart of the Quartiers des Arts in Downtown Beirut. Since its inception in 2004, its innovative jewelry and reputation for quality pearls attracted a varied clientele from Lebanon and abroad. The designs do not follow the mainstream seasonal collections, but rather reflect beauty, timelessness, memories, and emotions. NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH We will be showcasing our new collection with special attention on constructing the interchangeable clasp system. “Planet” This system simply allows the pearl lover to change the look of her necklace to fit both her mood and the climate season she is in.
Saifi Village, Said Akl Street +961 1 974 475 www.purrlgallery.com NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH 01 June, 6pm-10pm
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RALPH MASRI Jewelry Design
Born in Beirut in 1989, Ralph Masri has had an international upbringing having lived between Lebanon, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. At 18 he moved to London to train as a jeweller at Central Saint Martins. His first major milestone occurred when he won the Swarovski Award as a first-year student, which gave him the opportunity to work for the global brand. During his second year he received widespread recognition for his talent by being nominated for a UK Jewellery Award â€“ aged 20 he was the youngest to be nominated. He has worked and designed for other leading household names in Europe, and in 2011 he graduated with a Bachelorâ€™s degree, setting up his eponymous label shortly after. With a love for both fine and fashion jewellery, Ralph fuses both worlds combining the preciousness and finesse of fine jewellery with the bold spirit of fashion jewellery, creating statement pieces with a fervent attention to detail and a strong emphasis on artistry and craftsmanship. His striking collections can all be seen at his showroom in Mar Mikhael. OPEN HOUSE COCKTAIL PARTY Open house cocktail party showcasing the new Sacred Windows collection.
Mar Mikhael, 100 Rue De Madrid +961 1 566 538 www.ralphmasri.com OPEN HOUSE COCKTAIL PARTY 05 June, 6pm-10pm
RANA SALAM Graphic Design Studio
A graduate from Central St. Martins and from the Royal College of Art, Rana Salam is among the most celebrated designers known for her use of Middle Eastern popular art & culture, drawing on vibrant imagery and merging it with the latest design technology to create a unique vision of Graphic Design & Art Direction. Rana Salam collects inspiration mainly from the detritus; on her trips to Beirut, London, Damascus and Cairo, she pockets everything from chewing gum wrappers to installations of giant wall hangings that reference the visual graphics of souk and street culture of the Middle East and Portobello Market. POP ON! POP OFF! Join Rana Salam and her team on a bus tour through Beirut City where she takes you through her Wow and Wonderful World of hidden gems! Experience her passion for street culture that inspires her work through food, fashion, and Architecture. See through her unique eye how she captures her vision and translates it into her designs. Meeting point will be outside her Shop in Achrafieh.
Achrafieh, Abdul Wahab Al Englizi Street +961 1 217 244 www.ranasalam.com POP ON! POP OFF! 03 June, 6pm-10pm
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RANDA TABBAH Jewelry Design
Randa Tabbah is a contemporary jewelry designer based in Beirut. Born into a long line of jewelers, she established her own line in 1993 after studying at l’Ecole de Bijouterie et de la Joaillerie in Paris. Her creations embody her passion for handson craftsmanship, eclectic artistry, and high quality materials. Randa’s clever use of lines, space, and layers allows her to create beautifully crafted jewelry that is intimate, elegant, and uniquely expressive. She creates, now in collaboration with her daughter Sibylle N. Majdalani – interior architect and product designer - unique pieces that pay tribute to the beauty of high quality stones, and complement the natural contours of the woman’s shape. Randa is involved in every step of the creation process from drawings and wax molds to bench work. DE FIL EN AIGUILLE SHOWCASE Showcasing the latest collection “de fil en aiguille” inspired by the world of couture and its intricate details. Each creation reveals the most delicate lines of a fine fabric in motion, with pleats morphing into fragile and ephemeral organic forms.
Saifi Village, Moukhallassiyeh Street +961 1 975 030 www.randatabbah.com DE FIL EN AIGUILLE SHOWCASE 01 June, 6pm-10pm
RAPID MANUFACTORY Digital Fabrication
Rapid Manufactory is a research lab and manufacturing hub. Several years of experience in design and fabrication makes it a resourceful and purposed office for the public and professionals looking to transition from ideas to physical products. It runs several high-end 3Dprinters, and provides design to low to mid-volume production services. It 3Dprints from over a dozen of materials including metals, rubbers and plant based polyamides. BIG-VOXEL BigVoxel is a wall to wall, floor to ceiling 3Dprinter, that is filling a complete shop, next to Rapid Manufactory. Day and night, for the duration of Beirut Design Week, one will be able to watch, the machine building live, a complete chair at scale one.
INTUITIVE 3D SKETCHING FOR 3DPRINTING WORKSHOP Two three half-days workshops on 3D modeling, oriented on 3D sketching for 3Dprinting, with Guillaume Crédoz. Each participant will get his 3D model 3Dprinted at the end of the workshop. For more info please check page xxx 3D PRINTING DESIGN COMPETITION Freshly Baked Today, the first collaborative physical gallery of 3Dprinted Designs, is organizing a Design Competition for its official launch during Beirut Design Week 2015. More details on freshlybakedtoday.com
Mar Mikhael, Salah Labakeh Street +961 1 566 241 www.rapidmanufactory.com 3D SKETCHING WORKSHOP For dates refer to p xx BIG VOXEL Ongoing performance throughout BDW
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RAZME Jewelry Design
Razme is a year long project that consists of bundle of Arabic words sketched daily, one word a day for 365 days. The outcomes published were a result of the first intuitive unrefined sketch. The purpose of this project was to discover and push the boundaries of the Arabic script, and attempting to discover new letter-forms. It later matured from two-dimensional words into three-dimensional objects to be worn as jewelery. They are applied as pendants, statement rings, and cuff bracelets. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Razme has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
+961 70 143 709 razme.wordpress.com BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
RIMA KHATIB DESIGNART Industrial Design
Rimaâ€™s double education in architecture at the University of Minnesota, and in design at Creapole in Paris gives her a unique sensibility that is reflected in her designs. Won over by the creative freedom afforded by the discipline of industrial design, she decided to dedicate her full attention in 2012 to the creation of her own line of furniture and home accessories. A multifaceted designer, covering the spectrum of products from sculptural storage units, to tables, chairs, and coat-hangers, through luminaires, mirrors and candle holders to vases and table accessories, and most recently to toys, all in her very unique personal style. Her latest creations, a collection of 4 chairs are very inviting, well-conceived, carefully structured, revealing a true insight into the userâ€™s comfort, while preserving a balance between refinement and economy of needs. MULTIPLE EXHIBITIONS AT PLATFORM 39 AND MARIA HALIOS DESIGN GALLERY A selection of her work can be seen at Maria Halios design gallery in Mar Mikhael and at Platform 39 in Achrafieh.
Clemenceau, America Street + 961 1 367 317 www.rimakhatib.com MULTIPLE EXHIBITIONS Platform 39, Achrafieh 03 June, 6pm-10pm Maria Halios Design Gallery, Mar Mikhael 05 June, 6pm-10pm
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ROSA MARIA Concept Store
Introducing her eponymous jewelry collection among many other international artists and fashion designers, Rosa Maria made her Concept Store as her mind would picture it: a mixture of material research and craftsmanship. Exclusively reserved for original and authentic pieces, the space blends in art and furniture exhibitions, dedicated to promote the emerging local artistic scene. ROSA MARIA'S 4th ANNIVERSARY Since it’s opening in 2011, the store has been celebrating its anniversary, and for its fourth, it will exhibit Rosa Maria’s latest jewelry collection.
Mar Mikhael, 56 Madrid Street. +961 1 571 985 www.rosamariajewellery.com ROSA MARIA'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY 05 June, 6pm-10pm
ROTRING Pencils and Pens
Founded in 1928 and influenced by the Bauhaus movement, rOtring has specialized in providing the very best technical pencils and pens for everyone from illustrators to draftsman. Over the decades, the company’s innovation and design helped fuel a countless number of creators in their process. In the 1950s, rOtring’s “rapidograph” technical pen became the standard amongst engineers, architects and even illustrators. They remain the standard in “analog” work today. In the 80’s, rOtring’s original 600 & 800 mechanical pencils innovated with their non-rolling full-metal hexagonal barrel body that brought a new level of control. Now, rOtring takes the base 800 pencil and modernizes it for today’s analog and digital world. The dual-use rOtring 800+ adds a premium stylus tip to 800 for use on digital tablets and touchsensitive screens. THINK ON. CREATE. DRAWING COMPETITION AT MEMORY LANE rOtring is asking you to get inspired by the theme “SOCIAL BEINGS” and draw live in an event during the most creative week of the year in Beirut!
Achrafieh, Georges Tabet Street +961 1 336 699 www.nbf-lb.com THINK ON. CREATE. COMPETITION at Memory Lane, Mar Mikhael 05 June, 5pm-7pm Winners announced at 8pm
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RUSH & REEZ Fashion Design
Riham and Rasha Hijazi are two sisters in their mid 20’s who have been wearing modest clothing since their young years. They have always found it hard to choose garments that fit both their conservative lifestyle and their fashion sense. Realizing that this is a concern of many ladies in the Arab region and many areas across the world, they started their own clothing line Rush & Reez to cater for the young, modest, and fashionable. The brand focuses on contemporary casual and evening wear and specializes in colorful hand-made silk scarves. The two sisters are mixing their contrasting identities to create individual designs. Rasha, a graphic designer, is artistic by nature and leans toward classic vintage designs. Riham, an engineer with a childhood love for fashion, leans towards edgy and abstract designs. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Riham and Rasha has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
+961 3 035 438 www.rushandreez.com BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
SACOCHE LEATHER WORKS Leather Bag Design
Sacoche is a Lebanon based company dedicated to produce Genuine Leather Bags. Inspired by the simplest structures, we embrace imperfections and always use the entire hide. Our productions are limited editions and our philosophy is all about comfort and quality, with a continuous twist of style. If you like artificially smoothed leather or cookie-cutter designs, Sacoche’s products are NOT for you. Instead, if you embrace the true vintage concept and the idea of a bag or an accessory growing old with you, then look no further … you have met your match. We hope you can smell the leather from here. OPEN STUDIO Join us on June second at the Sacoche atelier in Gemmayze to discover that sometimes beauty really is only skin deep. Learn about different qualities of leather, choose your own hide and create a unique item on the spot. The event will feature BOOZ ART, a cocktail bar, & the launch of our new bar tender kit.
Gemmayzeh +961 3 741 125 www.sacoche.co OPEN STUDIO 02 June, 6pm-10pm
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SANDRA MACARON Multidisciplinary Art
Sandra Macaron is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been featured in notable publications and was awarded several prizes. Story-telling is how you would define her creations. Behind every collection is a tale, either to revive social awareness or to convey nostalgic sentiments. Drawn to the vintage world, each design constantly re-invents traditions with a fresh new contemporary technique, the result is a 'mélange' of contrasts. DD SCULPTURE AT MAYRIG Sandra Macaron will be unveiling ‘DD’ a multi-functional sculpture, dedicated to her Grand-Father, in memory of the Armenian Genocide centennial. Come and discover a personal story concretized and revived into a practical idea at Mayrig Garden, Gemmayze.
Dora, Cebaco Center +961 1 240 934 www.sandramacaron.com DD SCULPTURE Mayrig, Gemmayze 02 June, 6pm-10pm
SARAH’S BAG Accessory and Bag Design
Sarah Beydoun belongs to a generation of Beirut-based designers who came of age during the country’s sixteen-year civil war and are now contributing to rebuilding the city’s cultural life through their creative passion. Beydoun was one of the first designers in Lebanon to bring Middle Eastern pop culture into the mainstream, and to revive and reinvent the region’s rich traditions of craftsmanship, embroidery, crocheting and textile making. Her line of handmade handbags and accessories is designed around the skills of prisoners and ex- prisoners she has personally trained and worked with for the past fifteen years. WOMAN RISING In addition to launching its summer collection, Sarah’s Bag presents “Woman Rising”, an interactive experience that takes visitors into the heart of what the social enterprise of fashion is all about. Woman Rising draws visitors into the unmediated world of Sarah’s Bag’s, the prisoners who have been working with the label for years.
Achrafieh, 100 Rue du Liban +961 1 575 585 www.sarahsbag.com EXHIBITION 02 June, 6pm-10pm
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SAYAR&GARIBEH Product Design
We are Sayar (Stephanie) and Garibeh (Charbel), a young couple design team. We met in our first college year, and got into the design world ever since. We recently opened our small workshop in Beirut, aiming to create simple yet experimental designs, with a dash of humor, using new materials and forms. We work together as a team where each one has his/her own touch and thoughts combined together to create unique pieces. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. Sayar&Garibeh has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
+961 3 751 114 firstname.lastname@example.org BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
SCHIZZO GALLERY Design Art Gallery
Schizzo is a design art gallery created by interior architect Léda Keuchguérian and sculptor Raffi Tokatlian. Schizzo suggests furniture and decorative objects designed by Léda and Raffi and hand-made in Lebanon by a dedicated team of artisans. Both artists’ works carry an intellectual and emotional sensibility alongside a high dose of modern beauty, infusing aesthetic ideals into objects that might never have been viewed as art. Yet, most items are limited edition, generally available in a dozen of copies securing originality of the object. Along with the founders’ works, Schizzo is also the home of young artists, painters and designers. HARUR AT SCHIZZO EXHIBITION Schizzo gallery, in collaboration with AGBU, will launch an exhibition of limited edition creations exclusively designed for the Armenian Genocide Centennial. Guvder, Bernard Khoury, Léda Keuchguérian, Raffi Tokatlian, Delphine Markarian, Sarah Melki & Jean-Paul Karadjian and Vahram Najjar-Aghazarian have come together at HARUR for the sole purpose of providing hope of survival through art.
Mar Mikhael, Khatchadourian Street +961 1 566 020 www.schizzo-lb.com HARUR AT SCHIZZO EXHIBITION Launching: 05 June, 6pm-10pm
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SEL & POIVRE Product Boutique
Achrafieh, Centre Sofil +961 1 204 777 www.seletpoivre.com 25 YEARS OF JUICY SALIF BY PHILIPPE STARCK 02 June, 6pm-10pm
SERGE NALBANDIAN Carpet Design
Since it was first established in 1988, Sel &Poivre has brought a new culture of design to Beirut City. Offering witty, enduring, and elegant design, Sel & Poivre showcases signature pieces from the world’s foremost designers and architects,just to name a few: Achille Castiglioni, Alessandro Mendini, Michael Graves……to Philippe Starck, Zaha Hadid, Pierro Lissoni,the Bouroullec Brothers….. From the avant-garde to modern classics, Sel &Poivre combines for with function. Every item is a little work of art, each has its own story to tell and together they make Sel & Poivre a unique buying experience that surprises and delights. And, when it comes to the Kitchen, Alno offers pure modern lines that are pleasure to look at and live with. Sel & Poivre. Changing the way we live design. 25 YEARS OF JUICY SALIF BY PHILIP STARCK Celebrating 25 years for Juicy Salif by Philippe Starck: Limited edition in bronze casting of 299. Honoring 100 years for Tapio Wirkalla.
Serge Nalbandian is the fifth generation in a long line of carpet connoisseurs. Since 1792, the Nalbandian family has been renowned for the finest in antique carpets, tapestry and textiles. The Nalbandian family name is synonymous with the beautiful craftsmanship of bygone eras. With modernity taking over today’s world, Serge has come up with the “Fashion carpets collection”. A concept which combines ancient craftsmanship with 21st century design. Today, Serge Nalbandian brings innovation to the carpet industry by designing his own exclusive and various lines of contemporary carpets, from funky to classic revisited, which have never yet been seen anywhere else in the world. NEW HANDMADE COLLECTION EXHIBITION Nalbandian will display the latest, never seen before, handmade collection of contemporary carpets designed by Serge Nalbandian.
Achrafieh, Charles Malek Avenue +961 1 217 053 www.nalbandianbeirut.com NEW HANDMADE COLLECTION EXHIBITION 02 June, 6pm-10pm
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SIEGE SOCIAL Design Gallery
Not quite a gallery, nor a showroom, Siege Social Design Gallery is a hybrid space showcasing unique kitchens, furniture and accessories by young & talented designers from all over the world. Tucked in an old wood factory, Siege Social Design Gallery is the destination for those who have a fetish for design.
Unesco, 163 Abi Chahla Street +961 1 817 710 www.siegesocial.com
SIMON ELECTRIC Lighting Design
Mar Mikhael, Armenia Street +961 1 560 222 www.simonelectriccenter.com LIGHTING EXHIBITION 05 June, 6pm-10pm
Incorporated in 1970 by Joseph Pierre Simon, today Simon Electric Center has developed to become the market leading importer and distributor in electrical industrial materials & Lighting specialties in the market. The company is committed to provide prompt efficient and friendly services. Our latest technology is going green to protect the environment around us, offering an extensive range or power saving products including LED lighting. LIGHTING EXHIBITION Simon Electric welcomes you, on the 5th of June in their showroom, in Mar Mikhael, to discover their lighting collections.
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SMOGALLERY Contemporary Art and Design Gallery
Smogallery was founded by interior architect Gregory Gatserelia in 2010, as a gallery of Contemporary Art & Design. Located in the hip and trendy karantina area, the gallery brings together works of art of emerging and established artists and designers from Lebanon and abroad such as Najla El Zein, Ranya Sarakbi, Georges Mohasseb, Karim Chaya, Eva Szumilas, Danielle Moudaber, Niko Koronis and others. Smogallery focuses on unique works and limited-edition series, exploring the movement of boundaries between contemporary art, design and architecture; three disciplines that nurture and shape the new territories of design. Since its creation Smogallery has held a number of important exhibitions and international fairs such as Design days Dubai, PAD Paris, and London. REVENGE DESIGN EXHIBITION This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to reveal a body of works by few selected artists and designers. The theme will be interpreted in a multidisciplinary aspect according to each creator‘s whims, psyches, fantasy, personalities and inspirations.
Karantina, 77 Senegal Street +961 1 572 202 www.smogallery.com REVENGE DESIGN EXHIBITION 05 June, 6pm-10pm
THE FARM Branding and Identity Design
At The Farm, we’re thinkers, creators, and branders. We believe in simplicity, innovation, and smiling through the hardest projects. We love head scratching and brainstorming, while sitting in our garden. Brand building makes us happy, from the strategy to the design. From our office, we travel the world over, with clients across continents. Our “core philosophy” is not to use such big terms as “core philosophy”. We like to stay simple yet progressive, straight forward yet magical. We do that by going back to basics, getting to the core of a product and letting the purity and rawness of it all run free. Every project is an adventure that takes us on a journey within the heart of a brand, be it young or old, crazy or corporate, established or blossoming. We are especially proud of how serious we are, all the while never taking ourselves too seriously. APERITIVO AT THE FARM It’s our 3rd birthday party, and we’re throwing a party. Come for drinks, tunes, and inspiration. Meet the farmers, get lost in our books, discover cool projects, or just enjoy a drink in our garden. Bring your ideas and smiles.
Jnah, Venezuela Street +961 3 752 510 www.thefarmdesign.me APERITIVO AT THE FARM 04 June, 6pm-10pm
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THE STUDY Product Design
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The Study is a collaboration aimed at experimental design and material research, comprised of 3 designers; Tamara Barrage, Vrouyr Joubanian, and Lea Kirdikian. "Experiment 1" will be launched during Beirut Design Week, as the byproduct of their first collaborative project. Using resin as a constant constituent and an assortment of different residual elements as well as industrial substances as variables, "experiment 1" is the result of such unconventional composites. By designing complimentary mechanical systems, their design process brings forth unexpected outcomes in a series of furniture items. This type of production method creates textures that are unpredictable as the process they undergo have consequentially random discrepancies and permutations as they are shaped, molded, and finalized. Hence making no two surfaces alike. Emphasizing on the role of production method in the product's outcome and appearance as well as on the arbitrary nature of hybrid materials, "experiment 1" showcases design through a window of hazard and chance. BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. The Study has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10PM Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
THE SILLY SPOON Concept Store
Achrafieh, Zahret El Ihsan Street +961 1 339 909 www.thesillyspoon.com TABLE TALES EXHIBITION 03 June, 6pm-10pm
The art of living around the table… The Silly Spoon is a fresh and contemporary tableware & home accessories boutique that’s focused on the ‘fashion of the table’ in the ‘new homes’. Homes where the table is redefined as more of a living space rather than a place-where-you-just-eat. Homes where strict, rigid & formal tablesettings are replaced with a more modern, creative mix & match approach. Every item at The Silly Spoon is carefully hand-picked by co-founders Léa Majdalani-Ayoub & Jessica Majdalani with today’s modern lifestyle in mind, making sure there’s something for everyone & for every table. The selection features pieces & collections by some of the most hip, renowned & contemporary European, Scandinavian & American design labels & studios. This is a subtle way of making sure the famed & classic Silver Spoon makes way for The Silly Spoon. TABLE TALES EXHIBITION A showcase of creations that bring life to the table & that tell stories, by the talented Lebanese designers: Bkerzay, Carla Baz, Choux à la Crème, Doreen El Zein, Karine Letayf, La Terre Est Folle, Lina Chamaa, Nada Zeineh, Rana Salam, Taymour Jreissati.
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THE URBAN FUSION Street Art and Product Design Gallery
The Urban Fusion is a gallery featuring a selection of carefully curated Street Art and Edgy Product Design. What debuted as an E Gallery was quickly catapulted into a movement that required its own physical space. UF showcases leading and burgeoning artists and designers that push the envelope of creativity, questioning identity, structure and how city life resonates and is crystallized. Lebanon is a melting pot for a wide range of talent that remains untapped. EXHIBITION AT JUNKYARD ROOFTOP Showcasing its numerous artistic and design talents in Junkyard Rooftop, with a fusion on food, and in the setting of cocktails, music and a graffiti live performance.
+961 3 476 761 www.theurbanfusion.com EXHIBITION AT JUNKYARD ROOFTOP 05 June, 6pm-10pm
TIMEBOX BEIRUT Urban Intervention
Timebox Beirut is an urban trail of early 20th century stereographs on the streets of Beirut. Each timebox holds one stereograph where it was originally taken 100 years ago. Passers by experience that same street a century back in 3D. timebox places the viewer's point of view within the stereographâ€™s perspective, instigating a visual and spatial juxtaposition between past and present - and possibly a glimpse into the future? Razan AlSalah loves growing the imaginary within everyday spaces. This collision between physical and created worlds, mind and matter, particles and poetry, allows her to glimpse the essence of things sheâ€™s fascinated by. TIMEBOX TOUR Join the artists on a walk through the timebox trail from downtown Beirut to the tip of Ras Beirut, Saturday June 6 at 10am starting at the crossroad of Gouraud St & Damascus Rd.
+961 81 619 873 firstname.lastname@example.org www.timeboxbeirut.com TIMEBOX TOUR Starting Point: Saifi Village, next to Ferrari showrooms 06 June, 10am
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TURNING POINT Publishing House
Turning Point was born out of a desire to showcase a fierce love of Lebanon and the Middle East and all that it represents. A boutique publishing house located in the heart of Beirut, we are dedicated to publishing everything from bubbly humor titles to rich, colorful coffee table books that shine a spotlight on our glorious landscapes. Our children’s books are colorful; our self-help books blockbusters, our guides a compass in Beirut’s ancient and chaotic nooks and crannies. Our titles radiate a pride in Lebanon’s culture that shines bright and strong, reaching out to Lebanese both young and old, living both here and abroad. Our books are also proudly Lebanese, from our authors to our illustrators, our editors and our printers. WHO WANTS A MOMMY WITH A MUSTACHE? BOOK LAUNCH A pocket-sized book of rhyming, one-sided conversations between a modern new mom trying to balance out the unexpected daily trials and tribulations of motherhood with all the trappings of professional, personal and social obligations with a havoc-wreaking infant in tow.
Verdun, Dunan Street +961 1 752 100 www.tpbooksonline.com WHO WANTS A MOMMY WITH A MUSTACHE BOOK LAUNCH Planet Discovery, Beirut Souks 01June, 6pm-10pm
VANESSA ADEEKO Fashion Design
London, Miss Abbey Ajayi-Obe +44 7526 754897 email@example.com PHOENICIA COLLECTION LAUNCH La Posta, Trabaud St., Achrafieh 03 June, 8pm - 10 pm
Since 2013, Vanessa Adeeko has built the reputation as the go-to made to measure designer for beautifully handcrafted gowns that shine through their sculptural cuts, refined fabrics and avant-garde details. Indeed, fashion has been Vanessa’s calling from childhood. Vanessa graduated in fashion design from the London College of Fashion, before joining Julien MacDonald’s design team. In 2013, Vanessa’s love of experimenting with new fabrics and textures inspired by nature lead to the creation of her eponymous brand consolidating the female form through contemporary craftsmanship. PHOENICIA COLLECTION LAUNCH AT LA POSTA Vanessa Adeeko launches her ready to wear collection, made exclusively in London in the heart of Beirut. Inspired by ancient Phoenicia. The unique bubble textured silks and light reflecting metallic seams invented by British designer Vanessa Adeeko will be showcased at Beirut Design Week, The exhibition will include the Autumn Winter and Spring Summer ready to wear collection alongside her footwear and accessories.
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VIT-E Branding and Digital Design
Kantari , Rue du Mexique +961 1 738 621 www.vit-e.com DESIGN CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP LAU, Beirut 04 June, 1pm-5pm
vit-e is a Beirut based branding & digital creative agency founded in 2000 by Nathalie Fallaha. A team of multi-talented individuals focused on building brands through the power of visual communication. All of us, designers, illustrators, project managers, bring something different to the table. We believe that everyone has a passion. And this enthusiasm translates into our work. As a creative ‘think’ and ‘do’ tank we bring out ingenuity into all that we do and it is how we do it that makes us different. At the heart of this studio is communication. Visual communication. We create, elevate and reinvigorate brands. We are a mixed bunch of dreamers, designers and developers and together we spend our time creating ideas that we channel through different touch-points. vit-e offers a powerful mix of industry experience and works with clients of different sizes and types, from startups to grown up brands. We have the experience and knowledge of a big creative agency combined with the personal touch of a boutique agency. DESIGN CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP AT LAU BEIRUT An exploration of the several shoes many designers can wear to affect society around them through sociallyminded design. Groups of participants will come up with a proposal that positively affects the environment/ community/city they belong to. They will address the step-by-step brand building of their proposed initiatives.
Waste are specialized in creating unconventional urban bags, accessories and furniture out of advertising banners. It all began in 2006 when the first concept bag was created by two friends with a vision and a passion for the environment: Kees es Souk was born. Today, Waste own and manage a collaborative designertailor workshop and have become international bag and furniture manufacturers. In addition to their presence in several concept stores and sleek boutiques, Waste lately developed a taste for vintage furniture, married to their signature component, reused banners; the result gives a refreshing and bespoke touch to any space. OPEN STUDIO Waste are opening their workshop on Friday June 5 for BDW and taking people step by step through their design and production process of bags and furniture.
Bourj Hammoud +961 1 258 369 www.waste-lb.com OPEN STUDIO 05 June, 12pm-5:30pm
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WE SHAPE HEARTS Product Designer
We Shape Hearts will be a launching its new clothing line for kids especially for Beirut Design Week 2015. We shape hearts is the lovechild of two designers who want to shape their surroundings with simple, honest and beautiful things. The design collections follow no calculated direction; instead, they follow the heart. As a lifestyle brand, we shape hearts represents smart, self-conscious and cultured individuals. It defies norms, and challenges expectations. Although born in Beirut, it speaks an international language. "We shape things for the BODY and HOME to make people feel good at heart, because we believe that surrounding yourself with beauty, simplicity, and honesty is the cure to much of our societyâ€™s personal struggles today." BASED IN BEIRUT: COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS As every year the MENA Design Research Center, selects up to 15 newcomers and young designers to promote as one of its main exhibitions of the year. We Shape Hearts has been selected in BDW2015 to be one of those exhibitors.
Achrafieh, St. Nicolas Street +961 1 200 756 firstname.lastname@example.org BASED IN BEIRUT EXHIBITION Launch: 01 June, 6pm-10pm Opening Hrs: 02 - 07 June, 10am-8pm Beirut Souks, Gold Souks
WHITE SUR WHITE LAB Multi-Disciplinary Design
Fassouh, Achrafieh +961 3 208 732 www.wsurw.com MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS Product Design and Prototyping Workshop 01 June, 10am-2pm Textile Workshop 02 June, 10am-2pm Product Photography Workshop 03 June, 10am-5pm
White sur White is a multi-disciplinary architecture and innovation agency. Architects, product designers, specialized in corporate and commercial interiors, Designers of unconventional structures and musical instruments, White sur White has also been heavily involved in the reinvention of vehicles for limited mobility users and smart furniture. Research focuses on sustainability based products for the masses as well as energy, Internet of things, and healthcare. MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS White sur White will be presenting 3 workshops, with international speakers and professionals. Product Design and Prototyping Workshop: explore the world of product design with Cyrille Najjar and Fady Salame, lectures and practitioners. You will work on the development of your product from brief to prototyping. Product Photography Workshop: on the International Photographer Day, Thierry Van Biesen and ALBA tutor Elie Bekhazi, will take you through product photography with the use of various techniques. Bring your own products. Textile and Print Workshop: explore the world of textile and prints with Jessi Bowley, American designer in residence in Beirut. Book your seat early on as places are very limited. Please visit our website for more information.
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WONDEREIGHT Branding and Interactive Design
During Beirut Design Week, WonderEight, Global Branding and Interactive Agency, will perform a series of creative interventions, around the streets of Mar Mikhael, aiming to open the eyes of the public to how design can change the way we see things around us. Knowing that a designer’s relationship with visual communication is not restricted to one form of expression, designers can sometimes find inspiration in the glitches of the world surrounding us, using the city as their own canvas. So on the occasion of Beirut Design Week, WonderEight invites Mar Mikhael’s curious pedestrians to discover these creative street crafts here and there, like an egg hunt. URBAN INTERVENTIONS IN MAR MIKHAEL Look for the BDW info tags as most of these interventions are small and discrete. WonderEight will also hold open doors days to the public during all Beirut Design Week. You’re invited to drop by, check out the studios, chat with the team, and discover the new pop art installation in the gallery window.
Jisr El Bacha, Wondereight Building +961 1 494 552 www.wondereight.com URBAN INTERVENTIONS IN MAR MIKHAEL 05 June, 6pm-10pm
WOOD& Interior and Furniture Design
Mkalles, Jisr El Bacha +961 1 513 136 www.woodand.com THE LITTLE BOX WORKSHOP 06 June, 11am
Based in Beirut, WOOD& is an interior and furniture design company that houses research and development. WOOD& provides a unique experience to its clients in tailoring furniture design. All WOOD&'s produced in limited edition. Georges Mohasseb, founder of WOOD&, has been working as an architect and designer for eleven years. Through his professional experience and intensive workshops he mastered wood furniture making techniques prominent in each of his designs. His passion for design has brought him to teach in many renowned academic institutions in Europe and in the U.S. THE LITTLE BOX WORKSHOP In the heart of Mkalles industrial city, Wood& is pleased to welcome you to "The Little Box" workshop. This unique event will allow you to customize your personal little box using the wide selection of wood finishes and colors, and experience hand made production and details under the supervision of Georges Mohasseb and Wood&'s team.
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ZUMRA Graphic Design
We are zumra a graphic design studio based in Beirut, Lebanon, founded in January 2013 by Ayman Hassan and Ziad Bou Assi. Our process of work, from beginning to end, is based on expressing our thoughts, ideas, and concepts formalistically. This culminates in a visual which is seen, experienced, and hence understood, rather than explained. 5X WORKSHOP AT MANSION The 5X workshop is a rapid exchange process that delves into an exploration of form, visual communication, and collaboration. Requirements: Laptop / Adobe Illustrator software / Basic to intermediate proficiency in Adobe Illustrator.
Achrafieh, St. Nicolas Street +961 3 094149 www.studiozumra.com 5X WORKSHOP Mansion, Zoukak El Blat 04 June, 11am-4pm
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109 ARCHITECTES Architecture
The number 109, in French, has a pronunciation similar to sang neuf – new blood. That concept was at its core when the firm was established in 2002. We’ve built a team of young members who continue to keep ideas fresh in an industry that is perpetually evolving.
Baabda, Sector 1, Street 38 +961 5 922 183 www.109architectes.com
200Grs Product Design
THE LIVING MEGASYSTEM AT SAIFI 623 01 June, 7pm-10pm
Their fascination with the city as an object, urban-scale installation and industrial design project, led Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem to co-found “200Grs” Studio in 2013. Their custommade pieces bring into play the local skills available in Lebanon.
Jisr El Wateh, Khalil Fattal Street +961 3 425 511 www.200grs.com
AIGA MIDDLE EAST Non-Profit Organization
Non-Profit Organization Bourj Hammound, Blanco Center +961 3 510 428 www.artisaninitiative.org
THE ABSURD & THE MEDIATOR 200Grs are hosting an open studio. Without limiting scale, materiality or even line of thought, we chose “the absurd and the mediator”: experimental piece(s) that can absurdly function.
THE ABSURD & THE MEDIATOR 04 June, 6pm-10pm
AIGA Middle East is the first international affiliate chapter of AIGA, dedicated to supporting and empowering design professionals, educators and students in the Middle East region, as well as creating awareness about design.
KARASI: BRINGING DESIGN TO THE TABLE An exhibit that will showcase 20 unique chairs designed by multidisciplinary studios, freelancers and agencies based in Lebanon. Karasi will bring local designers from different disciplines together in one space and will invite visitors to discover what the up-andcoming design community has to offer. KARASI EXHIBITION AT 392RMEIL393 02 June, 6pm-10pm
+961 78 843 330 www.middleeast.aiga.org
THE LIVING MEGASYSTEM Experience a reflection on space in an urban setting. On an industrial structure covered in lush greenery, a network of interior and exterior spaces are seemingly plugged in. This puzzle-like plan allows for maximum flexibility; spaces can contract or grow as relationships to the skeleton, site and neighbors evolve.
Artisan Initiative addresses the threat arising in the craftsmanship community in Bourj Hammoud and its surroundings, due to cheap imports, the desire for European produced luxury goods, and regional instability, by supporting ateliers and artisans.
CRAFTSMEN WORKSHOP TOUR Fashion and design students will participate in workshops that will take place in different ateliers in and around Bourj Hammoud. The public will go on a tour to discover the different types of craftsmanship as well witness the interaction between the students, designers and the craftsmen.
AI artisan initiative
CRAFTSMEN WORKSHOP TOUR Starting Point: Blanco Center 01 June, 8am-11am
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ARAB CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE Architecture & Urban Planning
Founded in 2008 in Beirut, the ACA (Association for the preservation and dissemination of modern Arab built heritage) is a non-profit organization addressing modern urban design, architecture, design, and planning in the Arab world.
Sassine, Selim Rustom Baz Street email@example.com www.arab-architecture.org
BEIRUT CAFE RACERS Industrial Design
ACA OPEN STUDIO 03 June, 6pm-10pm
We are a custom vintage motorcycles garage that builds your bike from the ground up, whether you ride a cafe racer, brat, tracker or scrambler style. Our values are simple: Great design, meticulous attention to detail, and only high end-components.
Mar Mikhael, Armenia Street +961 3 053 520 www.beirutcaferacers.com
BEIRUT GREEN PROJECT
Beirut Green Project is a collective aimed at increasing public green spaces in Beirut, and raising awareness about the importance of having and preserving them.
Mar Mikhael +961 70 097 763 www.bobolink.co facebook.com/bobolinkleb
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY LUNCH AT SANAYAH GARDEN Join Beirut Green Project for a green lunch in Sanayeh Garden on Thursday June 4th, World Environment Day! Bring your picnic lunches, friends and good mood and join us for a lunch in the park to discover new ways in which you can help make Beirut Greener. WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY LUNCH AT SANAYAH GARDEN 04 June, 12:30pm-2pm
+961 70 209 329 facebook.com/ beirutgreenproject
OPEN STUDIO AND DRINKS Swing by and experience the craftsmanship and art of motorcycle building. Have a drink, and chat with us while we take you through the experience from a-z. In addition to our vintage custom bikes on display, weâ€™ve also got plenty of merchandise, bike accessories, and knee-dragging stories to be told over a cold beer. OPEN STUDIO AND DRINKS 05 June, 4pm-10pm
ACA OPEN STUDIO The Arab Center for Architecture is hosting an open studio at their offices, inviting guests to discover their archives of Arab Modernist Architecture.
Founded in 2011 by Labib El Choufani, bobolink quickly rose from being a small-scale startup social media and PR agency to a Creative Boutique offering services that range from digital marketing, to branding, design, and campaign creation.
CREATE YOUR OWN CAMPAIGN WORKSHOP Learn the basics of creating an advertising campaign through case studies. Receive a brief from a real client, and go head-to-head with your peers as you pitch your ideas. Check facebook page for more information. CREATE YOUR OWN CAMPAIGN WORKSHOP 05 June, 10am-5pm
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BOOTCAMP Training Program
Bootcamp is an intensive 3-month training program, built from the ground up and on global best practices to bring together designers. Developers and business people who want to create or join successful mobile or web businesses in Lebanon.
Hamra, Hamra Street +961 1 742 582 www.f6s.com/ bootcampprogramround1
BOKJA Furniture Design
STARTUP IDEATION MEETS DESIGN THINKING 04 June, 4pm-6pm
Bokja is an internationally renowned surface fabrication studio with a passion for rejecting traditional rules in order to develop its unique aesthetic, inspire dialogue and debate, create a space to dream, and to curate and art-direct cultures.
Saifi Village, Mukhallasiya Street +961 1 975 576 www.bokjadesign.com
C BY CYNTHIA Bag Design
CREATIVE SPACE BEIRUT Fashion Design Mar Mikhael, Armenia Street +961 1 560 583 www.creativespacebeirut.com
BOKJA BLOCK PARTY Bokja aims to explore the notion of a surface as a second skin. The practice will turn to its extensive knowledge and archive of world textiles to produce playful and unexpected objects and visuals. Join us in the Bokja Garden for the exhibition as well as delicious drinks and dancing! BOKJA BLOCK PARTY 01 June, 6pm-10pm
The “C by Cynthia” bags translate a vision of women, focusing on the working mom and the housewives who live in a busy environment, always seeking practicality. Bags, clutches, totes, buckets, and travel bags should all be trendy and practical.
Gemmayzeh, Mar Maroun Street +961 1 585 758 www.cbycynthia.com
STARTUP IDEATION MEETS DESIGN THINKING Engage in a creative process that allows them to generate, filter, and communicate startup ideas, and to help them in the process of applying to various business competition, especially the new Bootcamp program recently launched by AltCity.
NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH Visit C by Cynthia store in Gemmayzeh and check out their new collection of handbags that translates her vision on women, who live in a busy environment, always seeking practicality.
NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH 02 June, 6pm-10pm
Creative Space Beirut (CSB) is a free educational program in fashion design which aims to inspire and empower youth from various socio-economic backgrounds who lack needed opportunities to pursue their creative aspirations.
ATELIER LAUNCH AND STUDENTS’ EXHIBITION CSB are launching their joint atelier with an exhibition of student’s designs which are the results of a unique subtraction cutting workshop with London designer Julian Roberts in collaboration with the British Council and debut of CSB’s ready-to-wear brand of versatile garments. ATELIER LAUNCH AND STUDENTS’ EXHIBITION 05 June, 6pm-10pm
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CYNTHIA RAFFOUL Jewelry Design
Cynthia Raffoul, a Lebanese-French fine jewelry designer, opened her shop at the heart of Beirut in 2008. Her designs are high-end contemporary jewelry, that tell the stories of today’s women, always with an unexpected twist of originality and poetry.
Mar Mikhael, Gouraud Street +961 1 443 4916 www.cynthiaraffoul.com
DESIGN FOR CHANGE Non-Profit Organization
L’ENVERS DU DECORS 05 June, 6pm-10pm
DFC Lebanon organizes a national event at the end of the school year in order to celebrate all the students that participated in the “I CAN” challenge. The youngsters will participate in a workshop where they will learn traditional craft and design.
Founded in 2015 by Nicolas Fayad and Charles Kettaneh, EAST is a collective architectural practice committed to design and research. The studio’s work yields innovative built environments of broad scales that engage contemporary society and culture.
Gemmayze, Gouraud Street +961 1 526 643 www.eastarchitecture.net
ETIENNE BASTORMAGI Architecture and Urban Design
+961 3 047 618 www.etiennebas.com
KIDS’ EXHIBITION AT BEIRUT ART CENTER The DFC event has been organized to celebrate the participation of kids in project design. Their own work will be showcased at the Beirut Art Center. We invite you to come at anytime to learn about DFC and see how young students can be agents of change In our society. KIDS’ EXHIBITION AT BEIRUT ART CENTER 06 June, 11am-8pm
+961 71 319 898 www.dfcworld.com
L’ENVERS DU DECORS Collaborating with the best goldsmiths, who have been in the field for generation, and who, like her, put all their love and passion into their work, Cynthia Raffoul would like to share and make you discover the “behind the scene” of fine jewelry: the different steps & craftsmen, their tools and their love for this secret world comes from.
OPEN STUDIO AND EXHIBITION EAST is hosting an open studio during Beirut Design Week, and will showcase some of its most salient research and projects.
OPEN STUDIO AND EXHIBITION 02 June, 6pm-10pm
Etienne Bastormagi is a visual artist, architect and urban planner who grew up in Beirut in a multicultural family of various influences. After completing a Master’s Degree in Urban Design and Planning, Etienne has gained several awards for his architectural works.
BOOK LAUNCH AT ARCHE DE NOE In line with this year’s theme: Social Beings, Etienne Bastormagi with children’s book author Rania Zaghir from Al Khayat Al Saghir will launch their new book entitled: ‘Beirut’ inspiring kids to dream big and change the social and physical aspects of their future city. BOOK LAUNCH AT ARCHE DE NOE Hamra, Sadat Street 04 June, 6pm-10pm
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JCI BEIRUT Non-Profit Organization
Spears, Beirut Chamber of Commerce +961 70 882 969 www.jci.cc
KARIM BEKDACHE Architect
Junior Chamber International is a non-profit organization of young active citizens aged between 18 and 40, engaged in creating impact by finding targeted solutions to local issues benefiting their communities and the world.
Karim Bekdache is a Lebanese architect who studied in Paris, he lives and works in Beirut. His architecture firm, is specialized in custom made projects, whereas “karim bekdache showroom” which occupies the front of the premises, is specialized in design furniture from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
Mar Mikhael, Madrid Street +961 1 566 323 www.karimbekdache.com
KITE CREATIVE Communication Design
KUBIC DESIGN STUDIO Communication Design Mar Mikhael, Fouad Boutros Street +961 1 565 345 www.kubikdesign.net
GET OUT OF YOUR BOX WORKSHOP Beirut Digital District, Bachoura 06 June, 10am-2pm
OPEN STUDIO Karim Bekdache will be hosting an open studio on Mar Mikhael day.
OPEN STUDIO 05 June, 6pm-10pm
We develop strategies that allow for the relaying of narratives with a lasting impact. We build brands with personalities and unique visual narrative, as well as identity systems that creatively address function, culture, audience, context and media.
Gemmayze, Gouraud Street +961 76 600 013 www.kitecreative.com
FROM A BRAND INNOVATION PERSPECTIVE WORKSHOP Beirut Digital District, Bachoura 03 June, 5pm-9pm
OPEN STUDIO We will touch point the various techniques, methodologies and approaches that Kite undergoes through an array of different projects portrayed. Further insight and motivation behind each project will be unraveled through discussions of strategic mindset paths and in turn corresponding sketches. OPEN STUDIO 05 June, 6pm-10pm
We are a young and energetic team of designers and developers bringing brands to life from concept to execution. With a passion for what we do, commitment to our work, and attention to details, we challenge complexity in an inspirational and fun environment.
PARTICIPATING IN KARASI EXHINITION Kubic Design Studio will be part of AIGA and B Design’s Karasi exhibition.
KARASI EXHIBITION AT 392RMEIL393 02 June, 6pm-10pm
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L’ATELIER NAWBAR Jewelry Design
A concept jewelry store that allows you to be part of the jewelry making process. Dima and Tania Nawbar, are the creators of this avant-garde retail gallery and workshop which is a holistic collaboration between designers, artisans, retailers and consumers.
Saifi Village, Mukhallassiya Street +961 1 989 338 www.lateliernawbar.com
LEBANESE ARCH. CLUB Architecture
OPEN STUDIO 01 June, 6pm-10pm
An independent student-run club that works to provide architecture students with a platform to get together, as well as an opportunity to expand their experience beyond the classroom setting through workshops, conferences and activities.
MADAME REVE Jewelry Design
Madame Reve is an invitation to enter a timeless era. Our story started in September 2004 with a passion for vintage, a love for accessories, a respect for the environment, the wisdom to recycle, a curiosity to travel, and the energy to make it happen.
Mar Mikhael, Armenia Street +961 1 565 545 www.madamereve.net
MADE FOR BRANDS Branding and Graphic Design Achrafieh, Tueny Building +961 1 424 498 www.mfbstudio.com
SKETCHING WORKSHOP AND TOUR An indoor workshop to cover the process of sketching by Judy Abi Roustom will take place at MENA DRC. It will be followed by a sketching tour in the Bourj Hammoud area. Bring your favorite sketching tools and get ready for some fun. SKETCHING WORKSHOP AND TOUR MENA DRC, Dora 06 June, 10am-2pm
+961 71 142 974 www.lebarchclub. strikingly.com
OPEN STUDIO L’atelier Nawbar will open its workshop for people to be able to learn all the steps of jewelry making with the help of our specialized craftsmen, and have the chance to be part of customizing their own piece.
DRAWER DAY EXHIBITION Alongside showcasing our new collection, we will feature the standout pieces from our Drawer Day event and will introduce our customers to the Lebanese Food Bank organization by donating 5% of our sales during that day to the organization.
DRAWER DAY EXHIBITION 05 June, 6pm-10pm
Made for Brands studio specializes in branding, and more specifically storytelling for brands. Every brand has a voice and a story to tell, we make sure it’s narrated in the most memorable and effective way. We create concepts, and translate them into tools.
STORIES, INSIDE AND OUT Engage with us within our space, and outside: interventions across town at our clients and collaborators. You will be able to see how we do what we do, and the effect we have on our surroundings. Look for brand identities, installations, street interventions, flyers, books, on the web and social media, all part of the #MFBLookout. STORIES, INSIDE AND OUT 03 June, 4pm-8pm
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MINA23 Non-Profit Organization
Mina23 is an open cultural platform with a main interest in social issues, art, urban design, architecture, culture and landscape. It offers a space to the artistic purview to develop, showcase and share their work with the public realm.
Mar Mikhael, Street 54 +961 1 565 977 www.mina23.com
OVER THE COUNTER Furniture Design
REVIVING FORGOTTEN SPACES Brasserie Du Levant, Mar Mikhael 02 June, 8pm-10pm
Over the Counter is a space that hosts a range of furniture, lighting and design products featuring a mélange of design schools. Its selection reflects a unique outlook and discerning eye – a filter of today’s intelligent solutions and impeccable craftsmanship.
Achrafieh, Abdel Wahab Al Inglizi Street +961 1 322 786 www.over-thecounter.com
PATRIZIA Jewelry Design
PENGUINCUBE Communication Design
Hamra, Makdessi Street +961 1 740 088 www.penguincube.com
EXHIBITION OTC will be showcasing a selection of design objects by leading Lebanese designers. The new collection of ceramist Nathalie Khayat will also be on shown.
EXHIBITION 03 June, 6pm-10pm
Patrizia is the new brand of wax sculptor Patricia Rahme, an advertising veteran who learned the craft during a stay in Florence, Italy. Patrizia creates rings, jewelry, sculptures and other decorative items from wax before casting them into metal.
Achrafieh, Azar Building +961 3 510 589 firstname.lastname@example.org
REVIVING FORGOTTEN SPACES Mina23 is teaming up with Lebanese visual artist SISKA (Elie Alexandre Habib) to recreate the experience of Cinema Vendôme. This project spans on three nights embodying what the cinema experience is all about; including movie installations, lectures, gatherings and exhibitions.
NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH After the success of her first rings collection “Think As A Man”, Patrizia will be unveiling, a selection of rings under two categories: Lace, for the ladies, and Vir, for gentlemen. Patrizia welcomes you into her atelier in Achrafieh, for a closer look at the rings. Who knows? One of them might end up choosing you as its bearer. NEW COLLECTION LAUNCH 03 June, 6pm-10pm
PenguinCube is an award winning design consultancy based in Beirut and Dubai. Founded in 2004, it is run by a group of 20 enterprising individuals from different backgrounds, all working together in a closely-knit team, taking on challenges, big and small for clients.
OPEN STUDIO PenguinCube will be hosting an open house at its headquarters in Hamra. This will also mark the release of PenguinCube’s second typeface LetterPressArabic, an homage to a centuries-old technology that saw its demise in the 1970’s and was later replaced by the offset printing technology. OPEN STUDIO 04 June, 6pm-10pm
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POLYPOD Communication Design
Bridging multiple design disciplines in a collaborative and creative manner, and offering integrated design services in architecture, interior design, landscape design, branding, web design, graphic design, and information design for local and international clients.
Hamra, Makdessi Street +961 1 737 933 www.polypod.com.lb
PUBLIC WORKS Design and Research Studio
YAZAN HALAWANI AT POLYPODIUM 04 June, 7pm
A design and research studio that engages critically in urban and public issues. The collective is initiated by an architect Abir Saksouk and a graphic designer Nadine Bekdache who overlaid their respective design disciplines with the study of urbanism.
Gemmayze +961 1 567 205 www.publicworksstudio.com
RectoVerso is the public art library of the modern and contemporary art museum – MACAM. Its shelves hold the largest public collection on Lebanese art books, thus making Lebanese art history easily accessible to the general public.
RECTO VERSO Public Library
Achrafieh, Monot Street +961 1 330 994 www.rectoversolibrary.com
SECOND STREET Fashion Design
+961 70 656 100 www.second-st.com
YAZAN HALAWANI AT POLYPODIUM Polypodium invites local and global luminaries to bring people together to discuss ideas and the creative process with the graffiti/street artist, Yazan Halawani. Yazan’s murals are distinctive by their incorporation to the city and their strong social or political message relating to the current context in the world and specifically the Middle East.
OPEN STUDIO AND PRESENTATIONS The space will be open, displaying design works and three presentations, each followed by a discussion. DESIGN FOR URBAN RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION 02 June, 4pm-6pm INFORMAL URBANISM AND BUILDING DESIGN 02 June, 6pm-7pm SOCIAL CAMPAIGNING 02 June, 7pm-8pm
MONOT STREET BOOK MARKET The Monot Street Book Market takes place the first Saturday of every month and was initiated to promote reading and interest in books. In collaboration with this year’s Design Week, the Book Market will feature especially design books and magazines.
MONOT STREET BOOK MARKET 06 June, 10am-6pm
Second .st was born in NYC, where Sarah Hermez and Tracy Moussi attended Parsons. Disillusioned with the corporate face of fashion, they devised a plan to support education through a socially conscious brand with a playful take on the classic shirt.
ATELIER LAUNCH AND EXHIBITION Launching their joint atelier with an exhibition of their summer 2015 collection. Celebrate design education with drinks, treats, and Jazz.
ATELIER LAUNCH AND EXHIBITION 05 June, 4pm-9pm
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TAREK ELKASSOUF Product Designer
An award-winning Lebanese designer based in Beirut and Sydney who creates in three disciplines: Architecture, Urban Planning and Product/Furniture Design. His work is inspired by Middle Eastern geometric patterns and is spliced with futuristic parametric design.
Gemmayze, Gouraud Street +961 3 491 163 www.tarekelkassouf.com
TARTE AUX POIRES Product Designer
UNFOLDING THE CUBE 392Rmeil393, Gemmayzeh 02 June, 6pm-10pm
An alternative event company and strategic experimental creators, aim to constantly evolve and develop a new perception of trends & challenging events. We craft international live event experiences which engage audiences throughout unexpected deliveries.
Gemmayze, Gouraud Street +961 3 192 751 www.tarteauxpoires.com
THE DALIEH CAMPAIGN Non-Profit Organization
Beirut Souks, Patriarch Howayeck Street +961 1 976 570 www.theotherdada.com
EXHIBITION A hangout-gathering exhibition in a creative space in the heart of Gemmayze Street.
EXHIBITION 02 June, 6pm-10pm
Established in March 2014 to advocate for the preservation of Dalieh as a cultural landscape and gathering space in Beirut. We are citizens: professionals in landscape architecture, urban planning and design, law, fishermen and swimmers, designers, and NGO’s.
REVISITING DALIEH AltCity, Hamra 04 June, 7pm-10pm ON DALIEH Mansion, Zoukak El Blat 05 June, 4pm-7pm DALIEH WALKING TOUR Starting Point: Dalieh 07 June, 5pm
+961 3 969 174 www.dalieh.org
UNFOLDING THE CUBE A solo-exhibition of ‘The EdgeBeirut Revisited’, which is inspired by the designer’s home-city, Beirut will be held at 392Rmeil393. It is an interpretation of a city that is vulnerable yet resilient and explores concepts of flexibility and adaptability. The series is handmade by artisans in Lebanon.
Active since 2010, the architecture lab TheOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants.
OPEN STUDIO Engage with TheOtherDada team at their open studio revealing their innovation habitat and works in progress. Ongoing research on the Beirut River, resilience recommendations for the city of Byblos, as well as under construction projects will be presented. OPEN STUDIO 01 June, 6pm-10pm
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An independent modern luxury store that offers cool, easy, chic looks for men that embody youthful elegance and advocates personal style.
TRUNK Concept Store
Saifi Village, Mkhallsiyeh Street +961 1 973 347 www.trunkconceptstore.com
UPWARD CONSULTING Training and Consulting
ONE PIECE FOR TRUNK: EXHIBITING LEBANESE DESIGNERS 01 June, 6pm-10pm
Upward Consulting is a company that provides training, coaching, and consulting services for knowledge sector companies, through innovative approaches leading to operational excellence. Agile and lean approaches are in the heart of our practices.
Clemanceau, America Street +961 3 665 755 www.upward.consulting
VANINA Fashion and Accessory Design
VICK VANLIAN Interior Design Saifi Village, Mkhalsiye and Kanafani Street +961 1 983 962 www.vickvanlian.com
VISUAL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Upward Consulting invites you to discover the visual and interactive tools improving the way you are managing your creative business, whether you are solo or within a team. This workshop incorporates best practices from the innovation games, and agile methodology. VISUAL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP 04 June, 9:30am-1:30pm
VANINA – the ‘responsibly capricious’ label. Exploring the synergy between fashion and sustainability through glamorous and audacious design concepts. Created by Tatiana Fayad and Joanne Hayek. Handcrafted jewelry, bags, shoes, and apparel since 2007.
Mar Mikhael, Menia Street +961 1 448 173 www.vanina.me
ONE PIECE FOR TRUNK: EXHIBITING LEBANESE DESIGNERS We will gather a group of young Lebanese designers, who will create one piece for TRUNK. The designers have different themes, from Jewelry, to home accessories, men’s fashion and accessories and more.
BEHIND THE SCENES Vanina will transform its Mar Mikhael store into an interactive space presenting the behind the scenes of the brand, and how it aims to use fashion as a tool for social and environmental change.
BEHIND THE SCENES 05 June, 6pm-10pm
One of Beirut’s distinguished and leading interior design firms, which specializes in project design, project executions and furniture design. We are supported by a network of in-house architects, concept designers and project managers.
RAYXANDER EXHIBITION RAYXANDER products symbolize a frozen moment in time; a frame of the bigger intricate connectedness that represents life. Simple yet paradoxical gestures dominate his sculptural work.
RAYXANDER EXHIBITION 01 June, 6pm-10pm
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109 ARCHITECTES 2B DESIGN 21dB 200GRS 6:05 ACADEMIE LIBANAISE DES BEAUX ARTS AIGA MIDDLE EAST ALTCITY AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT APRACTICE STUDIO ARAB CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE ART FACTUM GALLERY ARTISAN INITIATIVE ATELIER KHALED EL MAYS ATELIER S/Z B DESIGN BADEEH AND KANTAR BANG & OLUFSEN BEIRUT CAFE RACERS BEIRUT GREEN PROJECT BERGE PANOSSIAN BOBOLINK BOKJA BOOTCAMP C BY CYNTHIA CAUSTIK STUDIOS CHARLES NAKHLE CORK LIVING CREATIONS BY WF CREATIVE PUNCH CREATIVE SPACE BEIRUT CYNTHIA RAFFOUL DAMJ DEBBAS DECALE DEHAB DESIGN FOR CHANGE DINA JSR DOMUS ACADEMY EAST ETIENNE BASTPRMAGI
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GALLERY TAJALLIYAT GHASSAN SALAMEH GREEN STUDIOS HADI MAKTABI HAMADANI BROTHERS HAWINI HENRY DAKAK JR ID BEIRUT IDEO PARFUMEURS IEVA SAUDARGAITE ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN IWAN MAKTABI JCI BEIRUT JESSY BOWLEY JOE FISH JOHNNY FARAH KAHWET LEILA KARIM BEKDACHE KHAWATEM KITE CREATIVE KUBIK DESIGN STUDIO L’ATELIER NAWBAR LA ROSE DE SIM LADYGEEN LALAQUEEN LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LEBANESE ARCHITECTURE CLUB LEBELIK LIWAN LIZA MADAME REVE MADE FOR BRANDS MARIA HALIOS DESIGN MENA DRC METAL & WOOD MINA 23 MINUS5 ARCHITECTS AND STUDIO MR.WHITE NADA DEBS NADA ZEINEH NARINE TCHILINGUIRIAN NISRINE SARKIS NIZAR SABBAGH ARCHITECTS NO BRAND OVER THE COUNTER PAPERPLANES PARALX PATIL TCHILINGUIRIAN PATRIZIA
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PENGUINCUBE PIXEL FOR THOUGHT PLATAU PLATFORM 39 POLYPOD PUBLIC WORKS PURRL RALPH MASRI RANA SALAM RANDA TABBAH RAPIDMANUFACTORY RAZME RECTO VERSO RIMA KHATIB ROSA MARIA ROTRING RUSH & REEZ SACOCHE SANDRA MACARON SARAH’S BAG SAYAR&GHARIBEH SCHIZZO GALLERY SECOND STREET SEL & POIVRE SERGE NALBANDIAN SIEGE SOCIAL SIMON ELECTRIC SMOGALLERY TAREK ELKASSOUF TARTE AUX POIRES THE DALIEH CAMPAIGN THE FARM THE SILLY SPOON THE STUDY THE URBAN FUSION THEOTHERDADA TIMEBOX BEIRUT TRUNK TURNING POINT UPWARD CONSULTING VANESSA ADEEKO VANINA VICK VANLIAN VIT-E WASTE WE SHAPE HEARTS WHITE SUR WHITE LAB WONDEREIGHT WOOD& ZUMRA
An overview of more than 160 events that took place during BDW15.