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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
email@example.com 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.
An overview of more than 160 events that took place during BDW15.