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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


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.

EAST Architecture

Gemmayze, Gouraud Street +961 1 526 643


ETIENNE BASTORMAGI Architecture and Urban Design

+961 3 047 618

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


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.


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

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.