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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

Rima’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 user’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

Profile for MENA Design Research Center

Beirut Design Week 2015 Catalogue  

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

Beirut Design Week 2015 Catalogue  

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

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