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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.
An overview of more than 160 events that took place during BDW15.