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