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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION PROGRAM BDW 2013 CONFERENCE events WORKSHOPS NEWCOMERS exhibition PARTICIPANTS

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INTRODUCTION

Beirut Design Week 2013: Creative, Innovative & Collaborative From 24 to 30 June, Beirut Design Week 2013 will be held across Beirut City, featuring exhibitions, conferences, workshops and open studios showcasing the work of local and international designers operating within Lebanon. This year’s event will focus on creative economies, intercultural exchange, design education and design entrepreneurship. Beirut Design Week is organized by the MENA Design Research Center, an organization cofounded by Doreen Toutikan and Maya Karanouh and incubated by TAGbrands, a regional branding and design agency. The Center is focused on promoting a diverse understanding of design through the implementation of design research and collaborative multidisciplinary projects in the region. ‘Last year, Beirut Design Week 2012 was a milestone for the Lebanese design entrepreneurial community. Its success has allowed us to establish a unique platform for designers of all fields in Lebanon,’ explained Ms Karanouh. ‘By focusing this year on Creative Economies we are furthering our cause to identify Beirut the official Design Capital of the MENA region’. Ms Toutikan believes that the event offers a much more interactive experience than traditional trade shows. ‘Beirut Design Week is different from a fair or one-off event because it encourages people to explore with a map and a route showcasing the creative talent in our city, while engaging with designers through workshops, talks and open studios.’ ‘We will also be providing the opportunity to introduce the public to all the new designers breaking through in the local scene, starting off with the Newcomer’s Exhibition as our opening event in Atelier NS in Mar Mikhael on June 24,’ she added. With a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops, open studios and international guests, Beirut Design Week will serve as a platform of cultural exchange between the city and the rest of the world. This year the event has also been organized in such a way that each day will be dedicated to a certain part of the city, with a program allowing the audience to explore every area of the city without missing out on any of the events. Nada Debs, Chair of the Beirut Design Week Committee, explained that hosting a design week in Lebanon can have a longstanding impact of the city and the country. ‘As well as supporting grass roots industries and giving exposure to the talented young designers working in Beirut, we have also seen a collaborative crossover from larger companies looking to support and work alongside the Beirut design community,’ she said.

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‘Design can be used solve many issues which face our society today and by helping to develop our design scene and encourage interaction and cross-collaboration with other industries we can find real and innovative solutions to improve life for our population,’ adds Doreen. One of the organisations partnering with Beirut Design Week 2013 includes the Lebanese American University, who are hosting the Beirut Design Week main conference on June 29. Randa Abdel Baki, Chair of Graphic Design Department at LAU said they were ‘proud to be hosting the conference and other events at the university’. ‘Working with Beirut Design Week enables our students to experience our local design scene and interact with successful, working designers in our city. The conference will involve a selection of regional and international designers and educators discussing supporting and developing our design scene and how to use our current design talent to solve issues facing our country today, ’ explains Maya. Committee members for the conference include Nada Debs, Rana Salam, Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, Nada Zeineh, Johnny Farah, Sarah Beydoun, Tala Hajjar, Dina Kamal, Cyril Najjar, Wyssem Nochi, Marc Baroud, Karim Chaaya, Ayssar Arida, Hani Asfour, Sarah Hermez, Lara Balaa and Rosy Abouross. Already launched to the public, the Beirut Design Week Poster Competition is asking graphic designers and creatives to design a poster that envisions Beirut in the year 2090, exploring possibilities for the city’s future to show the public what they imagine their city to look like in 77 years. A jury of prominent Lebanese graphic designers including Rana Salam, Hani Asfour, Jimmy Francis, Rami Obeid and other experts will evaluate the entries and an exhibition of the posters will take place in Platform 39, a new exhibition space in Ashrafieh.


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MENA DESIGN RESEARCH CENTER The MENA Design Research Center is a non-profit organization based in Beirut, Lebanon. Founded by Doreen Toutikian and Maya Karanouh in 2010, it soon developed from being a company CSR and ThinkTank to one the region’s most progressive design institutions. In 2012, the center initiated and organized the first Beirut Design Week, which set a new standard for Beirut as the Design Capital of the Middle East & North Africa. The creative process involved in problem solving -whether in communications, products, systems or services- could be applied to a varied scale of disciplines and fields. The MENA Design Research Center promotes this diverse understanding of design thinking through the implementation of design research and collaborative multidisciplinary projects in the region. ​

The MENA Design Research Center is highly involved with social initiatives that concern the Arab World and contributes to a variety of social issues by developing innovative tools through design thinking and co-creation. The center is also closely linked to design education in order to encourage and guide the participation of designers in the non-commercial, public, and non-profit domains. The MENA Design Research Center is incubated by TAGbrands, a regional branding consultancy in downtown Beirut.

THE FOUNDERS

Doreen Toutikian Director, MENA Design Research Center Organizer of Beirut Design Week Doreen Toutikian is an interdisciplinary designer, educator and a social entrepreuneur. After years of design studies in Cologne and Glasgow, she returned to Beirut to pursue her career in building a collective design community. She believes that the key to all successful design is collaboration. This belief has inspired her to initiate various projects in order to encourage multidisciplinary teamwork for social innovation. Such projects include ‘Public Design Intervention: Beirut’ and DESMEEM. In 2010, she co-founded the MENA Design Research Center. She is currently the Director of the Center, organizer of Beirut Design Week, and a teacher at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.

Maya Karanouh CEO TAGBRANDS Chairperson, MENA Design Research Center Organizer of Beirut Design Week In the past decade Maya Karanouh has been an active entrepreneur, founding several companies and being a leading member of the regional creative sector. Maya is currently the CEO at TAGbrands, a branding agency that is proud to have amongst its regional client base: Bank Audi, Doha Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Ghandour, Bonjus, Patchi, L’Oreal and Taanayel. As Maya is a strong believer in design and innovation she decided to co-found and incubate the MENA Design Research Center in 2010, as the CSR branch of TAGbrands www.tagbrandsglobal.com

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24.

Mar Mikhael

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This year, exclusively for Beirut Design Week 2013, the Mar Mikhael community of designers and architects have united under one unique theme where each participant will display a special object in the ‘BDW Corner’, look out for the red stickers!

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all events are Open, Free & Public From 5:00 Pm To 10:00 Pm

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RosaMaria’ CONCEPT STORE

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When Zero Waste and Design Meet, a talk by Ziad Abichaker Location: WonderEight Bldg., Jisr El Bacha / 6:30 PM

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all events are Open, Free & Public From 5:00 Pm To 10:00 Pm

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Atelier S/z

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Dehab Annual Jewelery Award Ceremony 17

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Cocktail and Launch of the Mexican inspired Collection

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Thinking Outside of the Box - New Collection Launch 14

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INTRODUCING Damj with live music, fish & wood

Location: DAMJ / 9:00 PM

Launch of Tasché’s S/S14 Collection

Location: Bobolink

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Night Screening Location: WonderEight Bldg., Jisr El Bacha / 8:00 PM

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all events are Open, Free & Public From 5:00 Pm To 10:00 Pm

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Location: Platform39

Green & Glam

Launching of Terry de Havilland Collection and Cocktail 30

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The Storytelling Booth & Open Studio

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Exhibition ‘Mood’ Collection Launch 22

OFF THE TRACK EVENTS

beirut 2090: poster exhibition & food design TASTING

CINDY GLASS

FlipFlop Workshop and Open Studio 21

53 Living Environments: Restoration, Architecture and Public Space - Panel Discussion organized by solidere

Najla El Zein

Open Studio 24

The Rug Company

Location: Beirut Exhibition Center / 6:00 PM

white sur white

ARCHITETTURA SONORA HOSTED BY Vladimir Djurovic

HHD by Henry Dakak Jr.

Immersive Sound Experience Location: VDLA, Broumana / 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Paul Smith Exhibition Launch: The Best of British 27

Open Studio & Aperitivo 28

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French Polishing Craftsman Performance

“Beautiful Losers” Film

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hamra

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DESMEEM Film Screening Design Quiz Night Launching of Mezzanine Cafe / 7:00 PM

Abi-Hanna Design Space

Reception and Open Discussion 47

Nadine Mneimneh

New Collection Launch 50

polypod

“The Polypod Creative Series” Talk / 7:00 PM 51

design road EXHIBITION

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Kashida / A fish in sea

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Location: Nabil Gholam Architects, Jisr El Wati / 6:00 PM

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saifi, Port & Downtown

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all events are Open, Free & Public From 5:00 Pm To 10:00 Pm

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CAI light exhibition: New Works

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Maison Rabih KEyrouz

chakib richani

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randa tabbah

espaces ephemeres

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starch

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PURRL

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The Creative Space Beirut presents “The Future of Fashion” & Silent auction

Location: Balima Café 39 35

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall... Installation by HAWINI

Exhibition of RONALD ABDALA Fashion Design and ZENA BAROUDI Jewelry Design

Johnny Farah

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Photography Collaboration Launch with Joe Kesrouani

Location: Bokja

Nada G

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Talk: How do designers make their mark? / 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Talk and screening in collaboration with Director Soniya Kirpalani

Nada Debs

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The Making Of

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OddFish

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Karen Chekerjian Randa Khalil Raad

Live Stone Setting Performance

Let’s Talk Vinyl: Designer Toys Exhibition

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BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK CONFERENCE 2013

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LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, beirut campus

Design is a versatile discipline and designers have reached a very broad flexibility in their respective fields. The Beirut Design Week 2013 Conference brings together for the first time in the region, designers and architects from the UK, Denmark, USA, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Lebanon to come together and discuss Design in all its broadness.

intellectual property rights, and give us some startling examples from all around. Architecture and mobile technology are also not far from discourse, as Conrad Bercah’s panel will certainly prove, with the help of Ayssar Arida and Imad Gebrayel. Architect Valerio Ferrari, takes us through his own approach with designing interactive and immersive theaters around the world.

From product designers who have redefined aesthetic value such as Michael Anasstasiades, to fashion designers creating garments from food and organic material like Suzanne Lee, and even food designers recreating what we eat -Magali Wehrung- ; the spectrum of design seems to grow ever further with each innovation. 3D printing, another innovative growing technology has been spearheaded by Guillaume Credoz in the entire MENA region as a design revolution. Already City X from San Francisco, have started training children between 8 to 10 years old with this great technology, helping them to reshape their cities and the fictional characters that inhabit them.

As organizers ofBDW & the Conference, MENA Design Research Center focuses on design for social impact. Therefore, it is a great honor to have the Director of Index, an international award dedicated to the cause with us. Moreover, T+HUIS also a design for social impact studio from the Netherlands, have inspired us with their community building projects for years. The understanding of the role of design in civic society as well as community, is in fact a specialty of Ruedi Baur from the Master Program in Geneva. But researching the core dynamics of community which is built on TRUST, has been the month-long project of Jeremy Beaudry and his international Master of Industrial Design students from the Philadelphia University of the Arts.

Sarah Thelwall and Jason Steel will be discussing Fashion Design as an education and a career path from a local and global perspective, guiding young designers through the journey of this field of design. While Rany Sader, a lawyer who surrounds himself with designers and creatives, will tell us a few secrets on how to protect your

The Brofessional Show will wrap up the day with their ever-promising sense of satirical humour and poignant remarks about Lebanon’s media and advertising scene by bringing in guests for a chat and perhaps a heated debate!

CONFERENCE PROGRAM 09:30 AM

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

10:00 AM

Ruedi Baur Civic design for a civic city

10:40 AM

conrad-bercah / Ayssar Arida / Imad Gemayel Archipelago Town-lines

11:50 AM

SUZANNE LEE BIODESIGN FUTURES

12:10 PM

RANY J. SADER Protecting Designers IP Rights: Myth or Reality?

03:50 PM LAU FASHION DESIGN PANEL: Sarah Thelwall Fashion entrepreneurship in M.E. JASON STEEL When Does Fashion+Education=Glamour? 04:30 PM ADAM VON HAFFNER PAULSEN INDEX: Award 2013 ‘Design to Improve Life’ 05:00 PM COFFEE BREAK 05:15 PM Magali Wehrung What Exactly is Food Design? 05:35 PM T+HUIS Design for social impact

12:40 PM

LUNCH BREAK

01:30 PM

Jeremy Beaudry Design in Translation

02:40 PM

Michael Anastassiades A PHILOSOPHY OF COMMITMENT

03:10 PM

Guillaume Crédoz 3D printing in architecture and design 07:15 PM The Brofessional Show conception process 08:30 PM CLOSING

06:05 PM CITY X PROJECT Design Education & Global Sharing through 3D Printing with Kids 06:45 PM Valerio Maria Ferrari ATELIER VMCF

registration: presella.com/event/BDW13conference

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MEET THE SPEAKERS ADAM VON HAFFNER PAULSEN

In collaboration with the Danish Embassy Adam von Haffner Paulsen joined INDEX: Design to Improve Life® in 2005 and has become a mainstay of this Danish non-profit organization. As news director, he is in charge of the organization’s news department controlling the ever increasing ‘Design to Improve Life’ news gallery.

world to spread the word of ‘Design to Improve Life’ in seminars, talks, lectures and workshops. A graduate of the Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark, he holds not only a diploma in Creative Basics but also has studied journalism at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.

Furthermore, Adam serves as the organization’s personal link to the 12-man international INDEX: Award Jury and frequently travels to all parts of the

Since 2006, Adam has been a member of the advisory board of Copenhagen’s largest creative collective, ‘The Republic’.

www.designtoimprovelife.dk info@designtoimprovelife.dk

‘Design to Improve Life’ exemplified through finalists for INDEX: Award 2013 INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish NPO with global reach, established in 2002. We Inspire, Educate and Engage people in using Design to Improve Life-skills to develop sustainable solutions to global and local challenges. We Inspire by showing people how their personal lives and the lives of people around them can be improved by Design to Improve Life. We do this through INDEX: Award and INDEX: Award Exhibition, showcasing the positive outcome and effect of the world’s best examples of Design to Improve Life addressing issus such as HIV/AIDS, scarcity of potable water, terrorism, sustainable transportation, elderly care, etc. We Educate by using real life challenges as learning resources in schools and the talents of school as a resource in society. We educate students, teachers, educators and decision makers to create sustainable solutions through a certified education curriculum, summer schools and design challenges. We Engage by using top-down and bottom-up approaches to involve governments, organizations, companies and people in long-term, valuable

Michael Anastassiades For years Michael has produced his work in very limited quantities as editions of quality crafted pieces and small runs. In 2007 he set up a company to increase the availability of his objects. He traveled around the world and located small family run workshops to fabricate his pieces. The workshops were selected for their unique manufacturing skills and tradition in the use of materials. The first collection of pieces to be introduced follow two years of meticulous preparation. It combines fine detailing with honestly expressed materials reinforcing the elegant simplicity of the designs. All the products are hand made in unlimited editions. The glass work is free blown, the stone work is hand carved, and the metal finishes are bespoke. Each piece, stamped with the designers mark, is manufactured in accordance with the purity of his original vision. Michael Anastassiades philosophy is to produce exceptionally designed objects of permanent value.

www.michaelanastassiades.com studio@michaelanastassiades.com

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A PHILOSOPHY OF COMMITMENT Michael Anastassiades set up his studio in London in 1994 to explore the relationship we have with objects and develop personal values in design and aesthetics. In 2007 he founded a company to produce his own work and since then has built a significant collection for his own brand whilst also designing for established companies around the world. Michael will be talking about the importance of his commitment to designing objects, by showing examples of his work in various installations he has presented in the last years.

network collaborations - ensuring economic, social and environmentally sustainable solutions. Design to Improve Life Cities is a great example of this. Created by Denmark in 2002, INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is in sync with the values and principles that made Danish design widely renowned in the last century, focusing on humanism, social understanding and democratic thinking. We promote the application of designs and design processes to improve vital areas of people’s lives worldwide, and to us, the best definition of design has been expressed by our jury member Professor John Heskett, who said: “Design is the human capacity to shape and make our environments in ways that satisfy our needs and give meaning to our lives.”


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conradbercah

Conrad-Bercah is an architect and architectural/ urban theorist. He is the founder and director of C-B A, Content for Bare Architecture, a studio actively engaged in defining a new A-B-C for architecture through a playful balance of theory and practice. C-B A operates at the architectural and urban scale and is known for incorporating innovative ideas—from conception through development—in a low-key, essential (‘bare’) rhetoric. The firm’s projects include: Helsinki Central Library (2012), Alvar Aalto Otaniemi Campus (2012), Turin Stadio Filadelfia (2011). Conrad-Bercah is the author of West Workroom, Towards a New Sobriety in Architecture (Charta, 2008), hailed as the best book of 2008 by Il Giornale dell’Architettura and Il Giornale dell’Arte. Conrad-Bercah’s Archipelago Town-lines is the first installment of a MMM-Third Millennium Urban Trilogy to be released in its entirety in 2013 with Scary Town-Lines, A Nobel Project for Urbanity

www.c-ba.it c-ba@c-ba.it

Archipelago Town-lines: an app proposing a new urban growth model gleaned from an architect’s traveling notes Three “archipelago-towns”—Berlin, Beirut, Venice— reveal their hidden urban geometry, their rites and culture, and the possible future of urban growth and de-growth. A work by Conrad-Bercah, architect. Between 2009 and 2011 the state-less architect Conrad-Bercah lived in three different symbolic cities— Berlin, Beirut, Venice—analyzing and studying their less evident urban and social qualities. ‘Juxtaposing the hidden DNAs of these conglomerations,’ states Conrad-Bercah, ‘I have attempted to design a new theory to address both urban growth and degrowth. The theory is based on the figure of the archipelago, which, like Rome for Goethe, Paris for Walter Benjamin, or Venice for Ruskin, becomes a place-non-place in which the geometric lines of a truly sustainable—or possible—urban life may be perceived.’ ‘The difference between tourist and traveler,’ wrote Paul Bowles in the Sheltering Sky, ‘is that the former

accepts his own civilization without question, while the latter compares it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking.’ Archipelago Town-lines is the result of a similar mind frame. Conrad-Bercah’s traveling notes (videos, interviews, interactive maps, diagrams, surveys) design a new urban geography that allows the ‘reader’ the freedom to create their own temporal and cultural connections traveling between the past and future of their own cities. This approach is reflected in the app’s last section, in which a growing number of video reviews by prominent architects, urban designers, journalists, historians, teachers, and cultural commentators suggest different readings and imaginary paths stimulated by Archipelago Town-lines. Archipelago Town-lines has been released in English as an app for the ipad. It will be available for Amazon Kindle Fire and all tablets operating on an Android platform in May 2013.

and Trash Town-Lines, The Discreet Fascism of Fashion. Another app—Water-Line, Memos for a Bare Architecture—developing a new architectural theory will also be available in 2013. Conrad-Bercah is an irregular journalist/blogger for LINKiesta and an architectural critic for prominent magazines of the specialized press, including Abitare, Abitare Bulgaria, Compasses, Domus, The Plan. Conrad-Bercah has a mixed background in all things architectural. After graduating from the Politecnico di Torino (1992), he apprenticed at the offices of Aldo Rossi and Ignazio Gardella in Milan before continuing his postgraduate education at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (1996) and working at Pei Cobb Freed in New York City. He has since returned to Harvard as an instructor (1996), fellow (1997–2000), and design critic (2008–2009). In the fall of 2013 he will serve as lecturer at the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism.

Ayssar Arida

Imad Gemayel

Ayssar Arida is a practicing urbatect, writer, educator and entrepreneur. His award-winning work ranges from digital interface design to large-scale city planning and strategy. Ayssar wrote the influential book Quantum City, which looks at the city as a field of interaction between physical, emotional, natural, and digital events bridged by individual memories and collective consciousness.

With an architectural and landscape planning background, Imad Gemayel has been a practitioner since mid-90s and recently an advisor at the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts. His practice established late 2004 became a solid partner of internationally reputable firms from the UK, USA, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal on projects in Lebanon and across the Middle East.

As one of the group Manuel Castells calls “some of the brightest urban minds of today”, he coauthored New Urbanism and Beyond: Designing Cities for the Future.

Imad Gemayel’s interest and research in sustainability extend beyond green buildings and derive their inspiration from the roots, to touch on social issues, ethical lifestyle, sustainable management and the preservation of biodiversity…

He re-launched Ayssar Arida Urbatecture in Beirut in 2013 after 12 years running Q-DAR development | architecture | research in London and Paris.

www.quantumcity.com ayssar@quantumcity.com Twitter: @ayssar

All of which influence is not only explored in architecture, landscape planning of cities and rural areas, but also reflected in the very management of the business. Swimming against the stream, with an unpopular if not provocative controversial speech, Imad likes to explore the path of what he calls a “converted” architect.

www.imadgemayel.com

Guillaume Crédoz 3D printing in architecture and design conception process A quick presentation of additive manufacturing concept and the main technologies will introduce the lecture. Computer assisted conception softwares and their users have developped to a certain maturity, but the gap with physical world is still present and often a death sanction to designs. 3D printing and rapid manufacturing have created gateways that open some links between digital and analog worlds giving designers new perspectives of output. Several examples will show the impacts of integration of 3D printing within the conception process now that those technologies are going towards main stream.

of fabricating complex and durable objects. Is this empowerment going to lead towards a design revolution? The potential relocalisation of production and the indepedancy created by electronically delivered designs combined with an opened customization should change the map and give their chance to smaller and less industrially developed countries. Claiming to be a universal tool that can build any shape, rapid manufacturing will have to get over that advertising moto to confront its real limitations.

The disruptive character of those technologies is rapidly integrated by the creative minds. With smaller less expensive machines (desktop manufacturing) and the development of services (e-manufacturing), a larger public is getting access to the potential www.rapidmanufactory.com print@rapidmanufactory.com

Guillaume Crédoz taught conceptual design and computer aided design in UQàM and Université de Montréal. In parallel with his architecture practice he founded theBAKERY in Beirut, from which RapidManufactory, the first 3Dprinting service shop in Middle-East, opened last March.

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Jeremy Beaudry

Jeremy Beaudry has worked in and between the disciplines of art, design, and education for over 15 years. With a focus on socially-engaged art and design, he has lectured and publicly presented projects in national and international venues, including SPACES in Cleveland, the 2013 Hidden City Festival in Philadelphia, ISEA2009 in Belfast, Dutch Art Institute, and Åbo Akademi University in Finland.

2006, he has been a founding member of The Think Tank that has yet to be named, an organization that initiates research, conversations, and actions that explore contemporary sociopolitical issues. Over the past several years he has worked as a design consultant with the Action Mill, a strategic design studio. He is a professor of design and Director of the Master of Industrial Design Program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

In 2008 he was artist-in-residence at Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum in Egypt as a part of the U.S. Department of State Cultural Envoy program. In 2009-10, he co-curated Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Murcia, Spain. Since

Design in Translation

With the increasing complexity of social, technological, and ecological challenges, design — as a process and a way of thinking — has subsequently expanded its focus to become a leading agent of social transformation and innovation. Designers have at their disposal a number of powerful tools and methods which give them a unique ability to initiate meaningful change in communities, organizations, and businesses. But how do these design tools and methods translate across cultural, linguistic, and geographical lines? And how do the underlying assumptions and values embedded within these practices sit within in other cultural contexts?

JASON STEEL

Reflecting on these questions, Program Director Jeremy Beaudry and graduate students from the Master of Industrial Design program at The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, USA) will discuss the outcomes a month-long design collaboration with Lebanese students and designers in which they together explored the shifting definition and application of design methods and tools in the Beirut context.

www.uarts.edu www.mid.uarts.edu jbeaudry@uarts.edu

Jason is a contemporary artist & fashion academic working in the UK & South East Asia. His practice encompasses experimental textiles, precious gems, memory & emotional response. When teaching fashion & textiles, his greatest concern is to allow students to be who they really are- not who they would like to be. A lesson easily taught, but not so easily learned.

For a process to be thoughtful it must have truth on every level down to internal construction & the smallest detail. This makes each piece laborious & time consuming to make- yet the internal world must be reported in an accurate way.

Since 2009 Jason has made a gradual transition from fashion designer to artist. Whilst his work continues to use familiar references, the context has shifted in a subtle and sometimes dark way.

Prior to this shift, Jason worked with a number of companies as well as private clients to develop bespoke garments. These are often signature pieces in a client’s wardrobe & range from tailoring to body sculpture. Few have a public face; those who do are celebrated British artists Tracey Emin & Cerith Wyn Evans.

When Does Fashion + Education = Glamour? A Discussion by Jason Steel Fashion design is the Cinderella of the creative arts. In no other discipline are students expected to research, design, illustrate & cut garments that fit the body in an aesthetically pleasing way. Fashion is a complex language that exists on myriad levels; it is therefore essential to avoid the many pitfalls when writing a course, especially when the Internet is saturated with images from catwalks, sidewalks & celebrity events from around the globe. Never before have images been so widely available, yet these must not be confused with the essential skills students need to learn.

steelwork100@hotmail.com

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Jason’s unique approach to teaching fashion has seen him work at leading South East Asian universities such as Tsinghua University, Beijing, Shih Chien University, Taipei & latterly as the Director of Studies at the London College for Fashion Studies, Hanoi, where students are encouraged to be who they are- not who they would like to be. During his presentation, Jason will discuss some of the key elements essential to a great course & why glamour is not one of them.

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In collaboration with the Lebanese American University

Sarah Thelwall

Sarah has been working as a strategist and consultant in the Creative Industries since 2001. Whilst she comes from a strategic marketing background she is now focused on improving the financial sustainability of the businesses she works with. This is a broad remit which can encompass working with founders on their vision for the business’s growth, building the case for external investment, improving business processes and honing the marketing and communications strategy.

To do this Sarah has to build a nuanced understanding of the differences between the various local and international markets and supply chains that her clients operate in. For the last two to three years Sarah has focused her attention on the Middle East in order to better understand the similarities and differences to the structures that prevail in Europe and N. America

Fashion entrepreneurship in the Middle East opportunities and challenges The market and supply chain in the ME and Levant regions are noticeably different to those that operate in Western EU and North America. Emerging designers need to understand these differences if they are to make informed decisions about the fashion businesses they establish.

3. Differences in production routes - in country factory/batch production vs atelier 4. Opportunities for accessory production - bags, shoes etc 5. Design standards .... copying vs unique voice, an educational need

TOPICS TO COVER: 1. Differences in the market - what is the profitable core of your business? Couture vs Pret a Porter 2. Differences in retailing opportunities - Multi-brand independents vs atelier and online sales, key locations in Beirut (Beirut Souk vs Mar Michael)

sarah@sarahthelwall.co.uk Twitter: @mycakefinance, @indianabrambles

Ruedi Baur Ruedi Baur, designer, born in 1956 in Paris, spent his childhood in France, then trained as a graphic designer with Michael Baviera in Switzerland, obtaining his diploma in graphic design in 1979 at the Schule für Gestaltung in Zurich. Having created the Bbv studio in Lyon in 1983, in 1989 he cofounded the interdisciplinary network Intégral Concept and has since directed the Intégral Ruedi Baur Studios in Paris and Zurich. He has taught on a regular basis since 1987. From 1989 to 1996 he coordinated the design department at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. In 1995 he was appointed as lecturer at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, running its education board from 1997 to 2000. From 2004 to 2011 he lead the Research Institute Design2context at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.

Civic design for a civic city

“Civic Design” as postgraduate program is focused on the question of design as qualification criteria of civic space. It unifies different disciplines as architects, urban designers, designers, graphic designers, sociologists and politicians and is lead by Ruedi Baur and Vera Baur-Kockot.

In the second edition the CAS proposes two topics, “Hyperproximity. Space and design in local democracy” or “Multilingual typography and public space”, the students and researchers follow and intensify one of the topics during a year through seminars and workshops per topic abroad.

Currently he teaches „Information and Environment“ at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He is also the Coordinator of the CAS Civic-City/Civic-Design program at HEAD Geneva (Geneva Univerity of Art & Design), as well as that of the Institut Heterotopia at the Folkwang University of Essen. The University of Laval in Quebec, awarded Bauer an honorary doctorate in 2007. A member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (Agi) since 1992, he participates in many workshops and judging panels, gives regular lectures, and his works are published in various countries and presented at various exhibitions.

www.civic-city.org www.ruedi-baur.eu silent@ruedi-baur.eu

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SUZANNE LEE

BIODESIGN FUTURES BioCouture is a pioneering design consultancy focused on bringing living and bio-based materials to fashion, sportswear and luxury brands. We’re passionate about creating a biodesigned future where we grow materials from minimal renewable (or waste) resources. London based, we collaborate with the most innovative creatives in design and science to turn today’s science fiction into tomorrow’s reality. Founder Suzanne Lee is a fashion visionary. Her book ‘Fashioning The Future: tomorrow’s wardrobe’, (Thames & Hudson) was the first to map out the future landscape of technological innovation in fashion from spray on dresses to talking t-shirts. ‘A maelstrom of inventive ideas … thorough and authoritative’ – Design Week

www.biocouture.co.uk Twitter: @biocouture

Suzanne Lee is the Founder and Director of BIOCOUTURE, a pioneering and unique consultancy focused on bringing emergent biomaterials, biodesign and biomanufacture to future consumer products. BIOCOUTURE clients span two worlds. By partnering with key material innovators and global brands we are exploring how our bio-designed future will look, feel and function.

The BIOCOUTURE grown shoe is currently on display in Paris as part of the EDF exhibition ‘Alive/En Vie’. The BIOCOUTURE clothing project received worldwide media attention featuring in many design books and journals, most recently in William Myers 2012 book ‘Biodesign: nature, science, creativity’.

‘Brings the reader up to speed with the astoundingly rapid advancements in the fusion between fashion and technology’ – International Textiles ‘Comprehensive yet accessible … Lee is particularly good at explaining difficult theories and giving clear examples … the fantastical images are lovely … the content is fascinating’ – Blueprint From 2000-2011 Suzanne was Senior Research Fellow in the School of Fashion & Textiles at the world-renowned Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, University of The Arts in London during which time she consulted for high fashion clients bringing new technologies to the catwalk. A TED Senior Fellow she lectures, curates and exhibits work internationally.

Suzanne is also author of the groundbreaking book ‘Fashioning The Future: tomorrow’s wardrobe’ published by Thames & Hudson. She speaks and consults internationally and is a 2012 TED Senior Fellow.

Valerio Maria Ferrari www.vmcfatelier.com “Every architectural thought, even the most essential, rigorous or minimalist is an ornamental form compared with nature. We are invisible machines that generate systems.” V.M.F. Born in Milan in 1963, Valerio Maria Ferrari since was a student at the Politecnico in Milan expanded his design borders, from architecture to stage design, to art installations. His multidisciplinary experiences were not sporadic incursions (for some years he was an assistant of Piero Faggioni for stage design and the direction of operas), but the opening of parallel paths, always within the design sector. His studio VMCF ATELIER-Virtual Machine Concept Facilities, founded in 2003, grew out of the many-sided professional biography which distinguishes him. For several years, Ferrari has also been active in philosophy (with aesthetics seminars held at the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico in Milan, under the direction of Stefano Zecchi) and between

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1990 and ‘93 he worked with the painter and architect Roberto Sebastian Matta (1911-2002), notably on the project Verbo America - Cultural Centre in Santiago, Chile. Involvement in the art systems, theatrical, musical and artistic, characterize his work as an architect. Traces of this appear not just in the installations (Traces, Hong Kong 2008) or projected dance sets (elastic system as projection screens), but also in experimental architecture - tree house in Ramatuelle, France – in more institutional ones - pharmaceutical laboratories in Balerna, Switzerland - in the interior design projects at Casita, a transcultural psychiatric clinic at Bobigny (France) and in design - a chair in a chair ... for the foyer of the Théâtre de l’Atelier in Paris. Theatre, philosophy and architecture have come together for some years in the total project of the Vision Music Facilities Theatre, a new concept theatre for opera and musical theatre, on which Ferrari has been working for years (as a continual “work

in progress”) and which has found an important source of inspiration in the development of new technology. The Vision Music Facilities Theatre is a concept replicable in different situations and is currently under review for possible projects. From 2012 Valerio Maria Ferrari has become director of the international department of Yuandao architectural company based in Chongqing, Cina. With his Chinese partner Ferrari his developing important buildings: hotels, office towers, stores.


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Libby Falck

CITY X PROJECT Libby Falck

Brett Schilke

Libby Falck is a writer, media artist, and filmmaker based in San Francisco. Libby’s specialties include film, interactive media, and UX design. Libby has also worked in education teaching filmmaking, video game design, 3D modeling, and graphic design to children ages 8-18. She is thrilled to be combining all of these passions as the Director of the City X Project.

Brett is an entrepreneur, adventurer, and instigator, on a mission to find new ways to explore, connect, and share the world. He has worked in educational development with organizations throughout the US, Transylvania, Panama, Haiti, Kenya, and in nearly a dozen cities across Russia. Brett is the Chief Instigator at IDEAco (the Coalition for Innovative Development, Education, and Action).

Design Education & Global Sharing through 3D Printing with Kids

3D modeling and printing technologies enable people of all ages to share idea on a global scale without the need of a common language. Our question: what happens when you introduce a 3D printer to a room of 8-year-olds and ask them to create solutions to major world problems? Enjoy stories from the front lines as told by the team behind City X Project, a program that is working to bring design thinking and 3D technologies into schools around the world.

www.cityxproject.com

RANY J. SADER

rany.sader@saderlaw.com

In collaboration with the US Embassy

Rany SADER has extensive experience in the representation of international clients from a range of diverse industries. SADER’s expertise lies in putting together successful strategies for the establishment and protection of client’s IP rights, starting from the registration of the IP right all the way up to the institution and execution of anti-­counterfeiting & anti-piracy plans, as well as maintaining the Trademark & Brand’s relevance in the market.

As Founder and President of the SADER Law Research Center (affiliated to SADER Group, established in 1863), SADER has authored and participated in collaborations generating many publications aimed at promoting the Rule of Law in Lebanon and the Levant region. SADER is also a prolific author of legal titles, such as the Reference Guide of Intellectual Property Jurisprudence, as well as producing publications in various languages, particularly in Arabic, French and English.

Protecting Designers IP Rights: Myth or Reality?

A comprehensive introduction and update on developments in intellectual property law and practice in relation to the designers including discussions on: 1. How to protect our designs and logos (registered and unregistered designs) 2. Are all designs and logos protectable? (novelty and individual character) 3. Is copying legal? 4. What are the barriers in between stealing and creating? 5. Fighting an economic cancer: dealing with cheap knock-offs of designer products (furniture, jewelry, clothes…etc) 6. Case laws from Lebanon

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T+HUIS

Design for social impact

Magali Wehrung

Dennis Meulenbroeks is the founder and director of the T+HUIS. As a social entrepreneur with an Industrial Design background, he continues to research and develop new approaches and strategies for design in the social field.

Aike Heuvelink graduated from the bachelor program at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Working at the T+HUIS for three years she understands what value design can bring in a multidisciplinary context.

Design is our way of working, and allows us to produce innovative solutions that are from a user point of view and co-created. With over 6 years experience, the T+HUIS is growing to become a leading design organization in the social field.

The T+HUIS is a design organization with a social heart. Our mission is to apply design thinking in the social field by researching and developing new approaches, strategies and systems for children and their neighbourhoods to realize their potential. Our social innovation is about creating possibilities, and design thinking encourages us to shape, implement, evaluate and develop this. In this way, we trigger new ideas and can enable those possibilities to come to life. We take an innovative approach by empowering students to be an integral part of multi-disciplinary team, creating a learning community that reaches out to people.

Combining design and social work creates an unique position in the changing field of collaborations between local governments, social organizations and educational institutions. The T+HUIS does not simply design a new service for children and their communities, but we provide a system to design the new service together. Co-creation is at the core of our approach; we involve stakeholders, organizations, students and children in various phases of our design process. The T+HUIS uses design as a tool to facilitate the process of developing a dialogue and collaboration to support the children in their development.

www.t-huis.info

After her graduation from ESAD de Reims, a pioneer in the education of innovative food design discipline, Magali Wehhrung ventured through her career as an interdisciplinary designer with a focus on food design.

Along with her partner Agathe Bouvachon, she founded Hopla, a design studio based in Paris. Hopla is a food design studio which focuses on food design, openings, creations and food imagery.

She creates thematic banquets, participates in collective exhibitions in France and in Europe and leads educational culinary workshops in Ile-deFrance where she lives and works.

Since 2013, Magali is leading the studio alone, sometimes in collaboration with graphic designers or artists.

What Exactly is Food Design? The history of food design and its relationship with different design disciplines and fields is a recent one. From industrial designers making modular chocolate bars to bluetooth galettes, the range and combinations are endless. Using manufacturing tools and techniques to create new food shapes is also a specialty of the trade. Packaging innovations from sustainable material as well as new experiences and interactions are all part of the food design world.

www.hop-la.com

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Through a workshop developed during Beirut Design Week, dealing with futuristic Lebanese food, Magali will show how this rich field can be meshed with Middle Eastern culture.


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163 Abi Chahla Str. Beirut, Lebanon T. 01817710 - F. 01817535 www.siegesocial.com Siege Social is a registered trademark of Aziz Moussawer & Son s.a.r.l. L’Atelier

Siege  Social Design BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK Gallery 2013 


ALL AROUND TOWN EVENTS In the mood for checking out a new collection launch by a local designer, watching a film screening, or enjoying a late cocktail with the fashionistas? Get your agenda out and maybe take time off work, because Beirut has a lot to offer you this week.

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The Craft Masters Tour in Bourj Hammoud

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Lebanon is renowned for its skillfulness in the industrial and creative fields, there are numerous industrial districts located in different parts of the country where the majority of the factories and workshops vend to local, regional and international markets.

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Bourj Hammoud is one of the cities where one of the largest clusters of factories, suppliers and artisans can be found. Setting up the Tasché atelier in Bourj Hammoud back in 2009 enabled me to explore and locate several vendors and establishments and I would love to share my professional knowledge with those who are already in the design/industrial sector as well as those who are planning to set up their own creative label.

RHIZOMES BY KHALED EL MAYS

The guided tour will allow participants to discover the different accessory suppliers, manufacturers and tanneries located in Bourj Hammoud, with the aim of introducing the different products and services each of them provide.

Khaled El Mays is a Lebanese designer and visual artist based in Beirut, his works always investigates form as a main drive for his objects, let alone the abundant use of colors that end up being a defining edge of his explorations.

monday june 24 at 9:00 am The tour takes approximately half a day Location: Meeting point will be at TASCHE

For this collection Khaled was influenced, by his own imagery and the repetitive processes that he uses in his art, and Scandinavian romantic furniture from the 50’s.The emphasis on the colors and texture is part of the designer’s daily pleasures.

Bourj Hammoud, Mimosa Strt. Hadidian Center, Ground Floor M +961 03 510 428 E angelique@tasche.co

OUR DAILY BREAD Night Screening The film depicts how modern food production companies employ technology to maximize efficiency, consumer safety and profit. It consists mainly of actual working situations without voice-over narration or interviews as the director tries to let viewers form their own opinion on the subject.[1] The names of the companies where the footage was filmed are purposely not shown. The director’s goal is to provide a realistic view on the internal workings of multiple food production companies in our modern society.

MONDAY 24 | SUNDAY JUNE 30 From 8:00 PM TO 9:00 PM LOCATION: WONDEREIGHT BLDG.

HQ Gallery will be showing the Debut furniture collection of Khaled El Mays, RHIZOMES.

ALL WEEK LONG opening night MONDAY june 24 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm LOCATION: HQ GALLERY

garden clay CERAMICS EXHIBITION Souraya Haddad is a former architect and landscape designer. She learned ceramic crafts in Bon-Secours School, Canada. After living in Istanbul, where she was running her ceramic workshop and giving Qi-Gong lessons, she now has a ceramic workshop at theBAKERY in Mar-Mikhayel, Beirut. She is building up a second workshop in the organic plantating field she is cultivating in the mountains of Baskinta where she intends to develop gas and wood fired ceramics. Guillaume Crédoz is an architect and sculptor. Thanks to a formation in Fine Arts, mixed with his experience in 3D modelling tools, he is creating objects that combine manual crafts and the latest rapid manufacturing technologies. He uses an old paper clay ceramic stamping technique onto 3Dprinted shapes derived from his design research.

monday 24 | sunday june 30 from 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM LOCATION: RAPIDMANUFACTORY / THE BAKERY

W8 Open Doors Art Gallery+ workshop +training room + library

A game of Hide and Seek BY Rima Khatib designart

WONDEREIGHT - Global Branding & Interactive Agency We are a Beirut based design agency, working for international and local companies who like to challenge their customers and want to be different and daring. Benefiting from our cultural diversity, we innovate in the fields of branding and visual communication. Our creative space regroups a prototyping workshop, a facility for trainings and talks, a book library and an art exhibition space. The Workshop gallery: is a new independent exhibition space for contemporary art that puts the emergent Lebanese and international artists under the spotlight, in a mission and to encourage the diversity and experimentation of art in the region. The Prototyping workshop: is a fully equipped experimental lab where we design and prototype objects, prints and accessories we’re inspired to create. The library: Our workshop also includes a constantly updated handpicked library of the books that inspire us open to the public for rental. The E-room: is a space where we and guest speakers give talks and trainings to the public, covering subjects from our experience in the field. The programs are open for the public. We’re proud to say that the E/Room is the first room ever to use Cedarenv.com’s Eco-Board® and is mostly built from recycled and recuperated material. (42 eco-boards equivalent to 153,972 supermarket plastic bags). Our practices: range from brand creation, to visual identity design, brochures, posters, packaging, stands, signage, graphic decoration, communications, above & below the line campaigns, marketing strategy, online and ambient media buying, copywriting, creative copy and design consultancy. We also design and develop websites and interactive solutions, advanced UX, Apps, animation and game design. We specialize as well in Illustration and character design. This multifaceted environment keeps on renewing itself and creates a constant synergy between us, our clients, and the public.

ALL WEEK from 10:00 AM tO 8:00 PM LOCATION: WONDEREIGHT BLDG.

Exhibition “A game of Hide and Seek” will be launched on Monday 24th of June from 5pm to 8pm at Le Gray Hotel, Downtown, Beirut.

Come and see…“Who is hiding at Le Gray?”

monday june 24 from 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM LOCATION: LE GRAY HOTEL

ECO DESIGN When Zero Waste and Design Meet, a talk by Ziad Abichaker A showcase approach on how an industrial infrastructure was setup to tackle the thorny issue of garbage and how local technological research and development solved 100% of the garbage management issues. Ziad is a multi-disciplinary engineer who specializes in building Municipal Recycling Facilities on the communal level going against the trend of a central Mega recycling Plant. Recently, Ziad and his engineering team, after four years of research, developed a new technology which transforms plastic bags into solid plastic panels, dubbed ECO-BOARD, used in the outdoors to replace wooden and steel panels.

MONDAY JUNE 24 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM LOCATION: WONDEREIGHT BLDG.

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AIGA Middle East Official Launch Party

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AIGA, the professional association for design, began in 1914 and remains the oldest and largest membership association for design with over 23,000+ members worldwide. AIGA strives to advance design as a profession through networking events, educational programs and conferences.

Dehab Gallery went even further this year by organizing a group show outside Lebanon (specifically in the MENA region):

AIGA is now pleased to announce the official launch of its Middle East chapter. Join us as we celebrate this initiative at one of Beirut’s most popular rooftops. Meet fellow designers, enjoy free drinks, win great prizes and get inspired! Sponsored by Coop d’Etat, Almaza, Ksara and Pepsi.

Abu Dhabi open house event in March 2013 was a very successful venture. Dehab’s team launched the DEHAB ANNUAL JEWELLERY AWARD (DAJA) in order to further promote quality and creative jewellery design. DAJA 2013 theme is a “Gift for a New Born”: The precious “Gift for a New Born” has always been part of our culture but needs to be revisited. The result will be announced during the Beirut Design Week.

tuesday june 25 at 7:00 PM LOCATION: Coop d’Etat

tuesday june 25 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM LOCATION: DEHAB GALLERY

MAC DESIGN 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Launch of TaschE’s S/S14 Collection

The year 2013 is an important year for mAc design. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary, 10 years of jewelry design,10 years of inspiration and evolution that led to a growing collection. This is why mAc design would like to celebrate this big event with you. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, they’ll be having a retrospective by editing the most popular and best selling items of each year from 2003 till 2013. They will be also launching a special collection to mark this event. With every purchase you’ll get the chance to enter a draw and win valuable prices. There will be a draw every end of month from June till December 2013.

For the second year in a row, Tasché will present its latest S/S13 collection during Beirut Design Week. The theme & pieces of the collection will be revealed on Tuesday the 25th of June at Bobolink in Gemmeyzeh

tuesday june 25 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM location: bobolink

During the Beirut Design Week every time you purchase a piece of jewelry from any of mAc design’s points of sales, you’ll pick a discount voucher from a bowl, before paying, that goes from 10 to 50% off. It’s a chance not to be missed. They will also be distributing bracelets as a souvenir from this event. A lot of surprises will be waiting for you. You are really going to be spoiled during that special week.

INTRODUCING Damj with live music, fish & wood

tuesday june 25 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM LOCATION: MAC DESIGN

NADA ZEINEH Launching of A new collection Nada Zeineh’s new collection will be launched on Tuesday 25th of June, starting 6pm. Join us for a festive atmosphere with music and drinks on the showroom’s sunny rooftop terrace.

TUESDAY JUNE 25 at 6:00 PM LOCATION: NADA ZEINEH showroom

NOBRAND MANIFESTO Nobrand Design studio in Gemmayze, The Blue House, will be screening a manifesto of our design, web and animation work throughout the last seven years in 2 hours per session.

TUESDAY 25 | WEDNESDAY 26 | FRIDAY JUNE 28 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM LOCATION: NOBRAND

Sarah’s bag cocktail and launch of the mexican inspired collection Sarah Beydoun, the founder and Creative Director of Sarah’s Bag will be launching her new mexican inspired collection!

tuesday june 25 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM location: sarah’s bag

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DAMJ workshop is a design and fabrication space specializing in furniture, architecture, electronics and music. Based in a vaulted carpentry shop underneath the Gemmayzeh district, the space is a collaboration between master carpenter Joseph Haddad and architect Ahmad Khouja. Whether for building or repairing antiques, designing furniture prototypes, or teaching classes in West-African percussion, the shop is a merger of multiple crafts. The official opening and ‘shop-warming’ event on 25 June, will be an opportunity to explore the space, view new and old work by Ahmad, eat fresh fish caught by Joseph, as well as to enjoy drinks and live music. Come join us in celebrating this truly unique space.

tuesday june 25 at 9:00 PM location: damj

EXHIBITION “MOOD” atelier G’s Collection What does your mood tell about you? Want to get someone’s attention? Are you calm and soothing? Majestic, sophisticated, chic or Impressive? Do you have attitude, sense or aura? Does your mood affect what you wear? What do the forms & colors mean to you? How do you know your mood?

ALL WEEK from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM location: atelier G

green and glam Launching of Terry de Havilland Collection and Cocktail An Arab designer will be showcased the whole week… and a sweet designer who will prepare special pastries! We included since a few month Lebanese designers for accessories, bags, shoes, and children’s wear. Green & Glam wants to promote local business as well as the Lebanese creativity. You will find BRADLEYS bags, BOHO shoes, HUGGABLES children wear, and much more!

WEDNESDAY june 26 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM location: green & glam


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Paul Smith The Best of British The British design icon, Paul Smith, has collaborated with The Rug Company for over 10 years, producing beautiful, collectable rugs, wallhangings and cushions. He is one of the few British designers to combine commercial success with critical credibility, and is renowned for his idiosyncratic take on traditional British styling ‘classics with a twist’. This exhibition will showcase a selection of key pieces from his textile collection for The Rug Company, including his bold brights and signature swirl.

wednesday june 26 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM location: the rug company

FRENCH POLISHING HHD by Henry Dakak Jr. HHD by Henry Dakak Jr. French polishing is a very old technique known for being one of the best finish for fine furniture. It is unpractical for mass furniture production due to the labor intensive process of application. This technique is one of HHD’s signatures.  A french polisher craftsman will be present; people will be able to see how the technique is applied. Henry will also be present at the showroom throughout the week. He will gladly explain to people everything in detail about his work.

Living Environments Restoration, Architecture and Public Space Panel Discussion organized by solidere

Architects Nabil Gholam and Simone Kosremelli, as well as landscape architect Imad Gemayel discuss their designs from vision to meeting the challenges of creating and sustaining living environments. PARTICIPANTS: Architect Nabil Gholam, architect Simone Kosremelli and landscape architect Imad Gemayel.

Wednesday June 26 at 6:00 pm LOCATION: Beirut Exhibition Center

CAï LIGHT AT BALIMA CAFE The Cristal Collection focuses on creating prismatic crystalline faces and volumes that trap and amplify light reflections. Cai designers will be happy to present their work over a nice drink at Balima.

Tuesday 25 | Thursday JUNE 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm LOCATION: BALIMA CAFE

the Open Studio

wednesday june 26 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM location: HHD Henry Dakak Jr

ACTION; MADE FOR BRANDS OPEN STUDIO Made for Brands is revealing their new studio space during Beirut Design Week, on Wednesday June 26th, the Achrafieh Day. You will get to see the stage where creativity happens; the MFB space. A design studio by day, with brainstorm sessions, meetings, sketching, and relaxing, by night, after working hours, it becomes a flexible space with projection screens, lectures, exhibitions, and food for inspiration.

It’s a stimulating space where unexpected things can, and hopefully will, happen. Made for Brands invites us to explore the boundaries between design, storytelling, and engagement. Beirut Design Week seems to be the natural occasion to launch and stimulate discussions at this new space; waiting for more stories to be experienced.

WEDNESDAY june 26 from 5:00 pm TO 10:00 pm LOCATION: MADE FOR BRANDS STUDIO

Beautiful Losers NIGHT SCREENING

ESPACES EPHEMERES featuring Ronald Abdala & Zena Baroudi “ESPACES EPHEMERES” Art Space will be hosting an Exhibition featuring Ronald Abdala fashion design and Zena Baroudi jewelry design .

Friday June 28 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM location: ESPACES EPHEMERES

Photography Collaboration Launch WITH Johnny Farah & Joe Kesrouani

In this absorbing documentary, filmmaker Aaron Rose explores the world of a group of underground artists who began influencing areas from fashion and film to music and pop culture in the early 1990s.

As a follow up of last year’s Beirut Design Week, Johnny Farah and Joe Kesrouani are showcasing the photographs taken as part of the interactive Bag[TALKS] project. The project was a whimsical take on freedom of social behavior where participants enjoyed being masked and anonymous behind Kesrouani’s lens.

With outsider art elements such as graffiti, skateboarding and street music, these mavericks redefined creativity. Interviews with Shepard Fairey, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Jo Jackson and others shed light on this remarkable movement.

The window of Johnny’s Saifi Village boutique will be transformed into a movie screen and will loop a short film made up of Joe Kesrouani’s bright and cheeky images.

WEDNESDAY june 26 from 8:00 pm TO 9:30 pm LOCATION: WONDEREIGHT

Arabic lettering exhibition by maajoun In parallel with the workshop, maajoun will also be hosting a lettering exhibition showcasing an eclectic mix of lettering works by various Lebanese designers who have explored this medium as part of their commercial practice.

WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE from 6:00PM TO 9:00 PM Exhibition is open daily  LOCATION: MAAJOUN

The photographs have also been printed on Johnny Farah tote bags which will be available for purchase at the event.

Friday June 28 from 4:00 PM TO 8:00 PM LOCATION: Johnny Farah

MILIA M Talk and screening in collaboration with Director Soniya Kirpalani milia m has the pleasure to announce a collaboration with director Soniya Kirpalani as part of BDW. Winner of several prestigious awards, Soniya in 2012 also earned one of the highest nominations of her career from Ethical Fashion Forum UK. She will be doing a talk and showing one of her latest projects at the milia m Saifi boutique.

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COLLECTING DESIGN panel discussion AT NEW CARWAN GALLERY

LE LOFT 271 LEBANESE INTERNATIONAL TALENTS BROUGHT BACK TO ROOTS

Design collectors are seeking something that goes beyond the readily available, wanting an extra something from the objects they choose to surround themselves with.

The theme that we are working on for Beirut Design Week is to gather Lebanese talents living abroad who were not yet introduced in Lebanon although they are internationally recognized.

There are different reasons and influences that can motivate the acquisition of an object, changing its simple functional nature to being both functional and desirable. 

Some of them are on the way of fame others are already established and famous like :

The objective of this talk is to have a discussion about the different ways of collecting design and suggest strategies on how young and experienced collectors could develop their own collections. The speakers will expose their visions about this specific market of investing in functional objects with criteria and examples of historical value, technology, process, rarity, innovation or cultural relevance.  - I create rules for my collection which I break all the time, but the overridding rule that I don’t break, is “is this going to make me happier?” George Lindemann, collector, Miami*

- Gilbert Halaby fashion jewelry designer who is set in Rome. He has been featured on Vogue Italia –Vanity Fair and many other magazines you can check his website www.halaby.it - Ghassan Salameh Print and digital graphics, product design, set design, photography,web and digital interactive design at www.ghassansalameh.com - Nadine Track is a Lebanese Canadian artist photographer she prints her photos in a very unique way, a method that haven’t been used yet in Lebanon. - Ziad Abillama (sculptor). - Habib Wehbe.

Speakers Cyril Zammit - Design Days Dubai Director  Joy Mardini - Art Factum Gallery Owner (TBC)  Souheil Hanna - XX Siecle Gallery Owner (TBC)  Karim Bekdache - Architect and Collector  Maria Ousseimi - Collector (TBC) OR Cherine Marabi - Collector and Curator Michael Anastassiades - Designer (TBC)

THURSDAY June 27 at 7:00 PM location: LE LOFT 271, Antelias Main Rd. Romanos Center St.

THURSDAY June 27th at 7:30 PM location: carwan / L’Ebeniste GEFINOR

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LALA QUEEN We went to Turkey, and got really inspired

Located on the second floor of what was until recently an abandoned factory in a former industrial quarter of Beirut, the new office of nabil gholam architects [ngª] is a curious architectural act; a minimal intervention bringing about substantial change.

New Collection to be displayed for the first time.

Thursday June 27 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm RSVP 70906013 - sally@lala-queen.com location: LaLaQueen

On the occasion of the Beirut Design Week 2013, ngª opens its doors to offer a glimpse into a space’s colorful past, a dynamic workplace’s current being, and a district’s renewed beginnings. www.nabilgholam.com

The Polypod Creative Series The Polypod Creative Series invites local and global luminaries to bring people together to discuss ideas and the creative process. The events take place within our informal studio space, which encourages more personal interaction with the speakers. So far the series has hosted graphic designers like Reza Abedini, Rana Salam and Mazen Kerbaj, authors like Emily Nasrallah and Warren Singh-Bartlett, product designers like Nada Debs, architects like Vincent James and Nader Tehrani, filmmakers like May Masri and Anthony Fabian, drama therapists like Zeina Daccache, performers like Faek Homaissi, typographers like Rana Abu Rjeily and Pascal Zoghbi, information designers and many more. Please visit our Creative Series page http://polypod.com.lb/series.php, and on Facebook http:// www.facebook.com/pages/Polypod-Creative-Series/21009908903658 for upcoming events.

Thursday June 27 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 pm location: nabil gholam architects, Jisr El Wati, St. 90, Bldg. 110, 2nd Fl.

The Creative Space Beirut presents The Future of Fashion & Silent auction The Creative Space Beirut (a nonprofit educational program in fashion design) will be launching their fourth collection, inspired by the town of Sawfar, in an event at the Bokja Design showroom in Saifi Village on Friday 28 June 2013. The CSB is proud to be displaying the one-of-a-kind pieces created by the student designers, the results of an exciting educational term in which several established local designers have volunteered their talents, skills and efforts to mentor the student designers through various approaches to design.

Thursday June 27 at 7:00 PM location: Polypod

ABI-HANNA DESIGN SPACE Reception Special presentation by the Three Designers at 7 pm with an open discussion. The presentation will cover a period of over five decades, culminating with ‘Creations’ by Ghita Abi-Hanna and ‘Camera Shoots’ by Basil Abi-Hanna.

These pieces will be sold by silent auction throughout the exhibition. Designer teachers will be present to explain their particular course and the students will be there to discuss their journey thus far. All are encouraged to attend and experience the unique outcome of free education and the progressive educational process that the CSB works hard to provide its students.

Friday June 28 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM location: Bokja

Thursday June 27 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 pm location: ABI-HANNA DESIGN SPACE Reception

Wood& cocktail Open house gathering Wood& will be hosting a cocktail Open house gathering to feature the office work and process of making furniture models and prototype that leads to final product. Access to the workshop will be part of the event. An on going slide show and will show the work in progress.

Thursday June 27 at 7:00 PM location: WOOD &, Jisr El Bacha, Haddad Abi Rashed St., 3rd Fl. BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK 2013 

Nada G How do designers make their mark? Lebanon is the design center of the Middle East and has produced many internationally acclaimed designers. Communications has always been a big part of their success, especially in the highly competitive world of design. As part of its participation in the Beirut Design Week 2013, Nada Ghazal, the creator behind Nada G fine Jewelry, will be inviting new young designers and design students, to share her experience in how communication affected the success of Nada G Fine Jewelry. Bring your smart phones, and join us!

Friday June 28 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm location: Nada G


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LEt’S TALK VINYL DESIGNER TOYS EXHIBITION A collector’s exhibition, featuring more than 150 designer toys from the world’s most renowned artists: KAWS I COARSE I MAD I MICHAEL LAU I & MUCH MORE. More Info: www.facebook.com/oddfish.beirut

FRIDAY JUNE 28 at 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM location: oddfish

ROSA MARIA VARIOUS EXHIBITIONS

NEWCOMERS EXHIBITION + BDW13 launching BLOCK PARTY Beirut Design Week 2013 launches this year with a bang! After roaming around Mar Mikhael on June 24th, everybody will be gathered at the BDW Launch Block Party that will take place on the street next to the Newcomers Exhibition in Atelier NS. This year we are featuring 10 Lebanese and 2 British designers from various disciplines that are debuting their careers. Come and discover new talents while enjoying drinks and music!

monday JUNE 24 at 7:00 location: Atelier Ns, Mar Mikhael

Nadim Haddad “TRANSMUTATIONS” Niloufar Afnan “BANGLEMANIA” Krikor Jabotian “Spring/Summer 2013”

monday JUNE 24 at 6:00 PM Opening Reception location: ROSA MARIA CONCEPT STORE

Architettura Sonora HOSTED BY VLADIMIR DJUROVIC, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Architettura Sonora creates multi-sensory landscapes, giving space a dynamic identity. Integrating a specialized and immersive design with the distinctive shapes and directional properties of the sound modules, allows to re-shape and enhance the space experience of any architecture, creating impressive spatial experiences.

WEDNESDAY june 26 from 6:00 pm TO 9:00 pm location: VLADIMIR DJUROVIC, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

nada debs the making of

Beirut 2090 poster exhibition & food design TASTING After launching the Beirut 2090 Poster Competition all across Lebanon, a large number of applications were sent in. With the help of a star line-up jury, a selection of the best poster designs were chosen for exhibition. At the same time, the creative futuristic edibles of Magali Wehrung’s food design workshops will be displayed for a tasting- all under one theme: Beirut 77 years into the future!

WEDNESDAY june 26 at 7:00 LOCATION: Platform39

For Beirut Design Week 2013, NADA DEBS presents the intricate steps taken to produce a single one of her distinctive products. Inlay artisans will be creating the Bling Bling Coffee Bean Table live, showing audiences the gradual stages and meticulous work needed for its completion. The excessive use of Mother of Pearl in the table brings out the glamour in the piece.

Friday June 28 from 10:00 aM to 9:00 PM location: NADA DEBS Gallery in Saifi Village

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MEET & LEARN AT THE WORKSHOPS Learning a new skill is always useful and often inspiring. Our 28 workshops are set for all interests and ages. Make sure to book ahead of time.

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workshops program MONDAY 24

TUESDAY 25

10:00am - 12:00am

CITY X PROJECT BY 3D SYSTEMS

10:00am - 2:00pm

Design it. Brand it. Donate it. BY KASHIDA

11:00am - 3:00pm

RECYCLE & DIY BY WYSSEM NOCHI & Samer Yamani

10:00am - 2:00pm

MMM Plug-IN & DESIGN PROCESS By Linda S. Choueiri & Simon Mhanna

2:00pm - 4:00pm

CITY X PROJECT BY 3D SYSTEMS

10:00am - 2:00pm

Lebanese food in 2090 BY magali wehrung

2:00am - 6:00pm

BELT MAKING BY JOHNNY FARAH

10:00am - 12:30pm

MODELING FOR 3D PRINTING BY RapidManufactory

4:00am - 7:00pm

DESIGN FOR SOCIAL MEDIA BY MAYA ZANKOUL & Mohammad Hijazi

10:30am - 2:30pm

MAKE IT OR REMAKE IT BY ATELIER G

11:00am - 3:00pm

RECYCLE & DIY BY WYSSEM NOCHI & Samer Yamani

1:30Pm - 5:00pm

MODELING FOR 3D PRINTING BY RapidManufactory

2:00am - 6:00pm

BELT MAKING BY JOHNNY FARAH

3:00Pm - 7:00pm

YOU DESIGN IT BY RANDA TABBAH

3:30am - 7:30pm

MAKE IT OR REMAKE IT BY ATELIER G

4:30am - 6:30pm

BREAK THE RULES BY BROFESSIONAL REVIEW

6:30Pm - 7:30pm

HOW TO WIREFRAME LIKE A NINJA BY Hiba Moujabber

WEDNESDAY 26 9:30Am - 1:30pm

PROTOTYPING creative business meetings BY MIRADA MADRID

10:00am - 12:30pm

MODELING FOR 3D PRINTING BY RapidManufactory

10:00Am - 2:00pm

interaction design BY razan Sadeq

10:00am - 2:00pm

Design it. Brand it. Donate it. BY KASHIDA

10:00am - 2:00pm

MMM Plug-IN & DESIGN PROCESS By Linda S. Choueiri & Simon Mhanna

10:00am - 2:00pm

Lebanese food in 2090 BY magali wehrung

11:00am - 3:00pm

RECYCLE & DIY BY WYSSEM NOCHI & Samer Yamani

9:00Am - 12:00Am

BIOCOUTURE BY suzanne lee

1:30Pm - 5:00pm

MODELING FOR 3D PRINTING BY RapidManufactory

10:00AM - 12:00AM

CITY X PROJECT BY 3D SYSTEMS

2:00pm - 6:00pm

BELT MAKING BY JOHNNY FARAH

10:00Am - 2:00pm

interaction design BY razan Sadeq

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Lebanese food in 2090 BY ATELIER S/Z

10:00am - 2:00pm

Design it. Brand it. Donate it. BY KASHIDA

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Cut & Paste BY RANA SALAM

10:00am - 2:00pm

ARABIC LETTERING BY MAAJOUN

4:00pm - 8:00pm

BREAK THE RULES BY BROFESSIONAL REVIEW

10:00am - 12:30pm

MODELING FOR 3D PRINTING BY RapidManufactory MAKE IT OR REMAKE IT BY ATELIER G

THURSDAY 27

FLIP FLOP BY CINDY GLASS

10:30am - 2:30pm

6:00Pm - 8:00pm

jewelry CRAFTING BY NADA ZEINEH

11:00AM - 3:00PM

RECYCLE & DIY BY WYSSEM NOCHI & Samer Yamani

6:30Pm - 7:30pm

VISUAL ALPHABET BY Karim Abou Rizk

1:30Pm - 5:00pm

MODELING FOR 3D PRINTING BY RapidManufactory

2:00AM - 4:00PM

CITY X PROJECT BY 3D SYSTEMS

2:00AM - 6:00PM

BELT MAKING BY JOHNNY FARAH

3:00Pm - 7:00pm

YOU DESIGN IT BY RANDA TABBAH

3:30am - 7:30pm

MAKE IT OR REMAKE IT BY ATELIER G

4:00am - 6:00pm

DESIGN FOR SOCIAL IMPACT IN ACTION BY T+HUIS

6:30am - 7:30pm

Sketching For Graphic Design BY Walid Nasral

5:00pm - 10:00pm

FRIDAY 28 9:00Am - 12:00Am

BIOCOUTURE BY suzanne lee

10:00AM - 12:00AM

CITY X PROJECT BY 3D SYSTEMS

10:00am - 2:00pm

ARABIC LETTERING BY MAAJOUN

10:00am - 12:30pm

MODELING FOR 3D PRINTING BY RapidManufactory

10:30AM - 12:00AM

COMMERCIAL = BORING RIGHT? BY JASON STEEL

10:30am - 2:30pm

MAKE IT OR REMAKE IT BY ATELIER G

11:00AM - 1:00pM

HANDMADE JEWELRY BY Mishka design

1:30Pm - 5:00pm

MODELING FOR 3D PRINTING BY RapidManufactory

3:00PM - 5:00pM

GLASS jewelry BY DANA CHAMMAS

2:00Pm - 3:30Pm

FASHION ILLUSTRATION BY JASON STEEL

2:00PM - 4:00PM

CITY X PROJECT BY 3D SYSTEMS

2:00PM - 6:00PM

BELT MAKING BY JOHNNY FARAH

3:30am - 7:30pm

MAKE IT OR REMAKE IT BY ATELIER G

6:30Pm - 7:30pm

VISUAL ALPHABET BY Karim Abou Rizk

SATURDAY 29

SUNDAY 30 10:30am - 2:30pm

MAKE IT OR REMAKE IT BY ATELIER G

11:00am - 5:00pm

FURNITURE & INTERIOR DESIGN BY STTCH

3:30Pm - 7:30pm

MAKE IT OR REMAKE IT BY ATELIER G

6:00Pm - 8:00pm

Design-preneur 2.0 BY MIRADA MADRID

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MAKE IT OR REMAKE IT

BREAK THE RULES

BY ATELIER G

BY BROFESSIONAL REVIEW

Follow your “Mood”: Beyond a simple will of recycling your old garment, “ make it or remake it” is about your mood and the answer today for a responsible way of living: don’t through, recycle, give a new life to your old clothes and envies. Make it: No creator understands your mood? So create it by yourself. Follow your “ Mood”, chose every single feature of your masterpiece and make it the way you like it to be. Remake it: Do you have old clothes you like & you don’t want to throw it away? : Recreate new pieces by recycling old clothes? In both cases “Do it yourself”, participate, design freely, create, restructure, exchange, have fun, debate, and decide, be yourself; no need to know how to sew, assistance is available… Workshop Date: TUE 25 | THU 27 | FRI 28 | SUN JUNE 30 2 workshops of 4 hour per day FROM 10:30 AM tO 2:30 PM & FROM 3:30 PM tO 7:30 PM LOCATION: ATELIER G FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: +961 71 219 911

RECYCLE & DIY DESIGN ROAD BEIRUT

Guerrilla Marketing is an advertising strategy that focuses on low-cost unconventional marketing tactics that yield maximum results. This alternative advertising style relies heavily on unconventional tools, high energy and imagination. The workshop will highlight alternative advertising means and work with the participants on developing a persona representing the next apolitical President of Lebanon. Participants will be divided into groups, benefiting from each members skills to produce the campaign promoting the hypothetical president at any area in Beirut. The process will be documented to ensure mediation, and outcomes will rely on the participants’ fun, creative and shocking ideas.

Objective: Introducing alternative advertising tools such as Guerilla marketing. Applying each member’s skills in a fun, collaborative and free atmosphere. Workshop Date: TUE JUNE 25 FROM 4:30 PM TO 6:30 PM AND WED JUNE 26 FROM 4:00 PM TO 8:00 PM LOCATION: ALTCITY FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: BROFESSIONALREVIEW@GMAIL.COM FEE: $20

DESIGN FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

BY WYSSEM NOCHI & Samer Yamani Design Road Beirut - (DIY) Do It Yourself is a Design event consists of a Design workshop and Design exhibition, The workshop is based on (DIY) Do It Yourself  concept, a great opportunity to create collaboration between young Syrians and Lebanese Designers from various disciplines. This collaboration will encourage the participants to explore ways to recycle found materials into a thematic functional design, selected works will be featured in charity exhibition at ON/OFF during Design Week Beirut 2013, all sales will be donated to support Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.  This initiative is supported by the British Council, ON/OFF and Wyssem Nochi.   Workshop Date: MON 24 | TUE 25 | WED 26 | THU JUNE 27 from 11:00 AM TO 15:00 PM LOCATION: ON/OFF FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: www.creativedialogue.net OR wyssemnochi@gmail.com

CITY X PROJECT

Note: The workshop presentation and briefing will be given through a projection or via skype, while 4 to 5 helpers will be in the room to manage the workshop and guide the participants.

BY MAYA ZANKOUL & Mohammad Hijazi

BY 3D SYSTEMS It’s up to the young designers – teams of 8-10 year old students in six countries – to solve the problems of 32 characters living in City X. These problems represent major real-world issues like pollution, transportation, water and sanitation, health, and more, put into a simple, relatable story context. During three-day workshop sessions, students will use the Stanford d.school design process with a focus on empathy to create solutions that will help overcome the problems faced in City X. Workshop Date: SESSION 1: MON 24 | THU 27 | FRI JUNE 28 FROM 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM SESSION 2: MON 24 | THU 27 | FRI JUNE 28 FROM 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM LOCATION: ALTCITY FOR REGISTRATION: PRESELLA.COM/EVENT/CITYX FEE: $100

In this workshop, attendees will get exposed to the basics of design for different social media platforms. We will discuss technical social media design components on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, such as dimensions and regulations, do’s and don’ts, branding guidelines, color theory, typography choices and types of visuals that can be shared. Additionally, we will discuss best practices through real examples and include a hands-on application.

ORGANIZED BY MENA DESIGN RESEARCH CENTER

Design it. Brand it. Donate it.

Workshop Date: MON JUNE 24 FROM 4:00 TO 7:00 PM Location: Jal el Dib, Emile Salhab Street, Moubayyed Bldg., Maya Zankoul Designs, 1Rst fl.

COMMERCIAL = BORING RIGHT?

FOR REGISTRATION: PRESELLA.COM/EVENT/DFSM FEE: $25

BY KASHIDA & A FISH IN SEA

BELT MAKING

BY JASON STEEL During this 90-minute workshop you will explore what it is like to be a designer working for International brands. The larger the company the higher the stakes, so getting it right is essential. The next big trend or must have accessory can come from anywhere and you as a designer are expected to be on the ball! During this dynamic session you will become a designer but don’t worry, this is about generating ideas, not producing beautiful fashion illustrations. Some of the greatest designers are terrible illustrators & that is absolutely fine. Equipment is provided, but do bring your own media: Pens, pencils, felt tips etc. No experience needed other than a sense of fun. Workshop Date: FRI JUNE 28 FROM 10:30 AM TO 12:00 PM LOCATION: LAU BEIRUT CAMPUS NICOL 310 STUDIO FOR REGISTRATION: PRESELLA.COM/EVENT/STEEL1 FEE: $25

ORGANIZED BY MENA DESIGN RESEARCH CENTER IN COLLABORATION WITH L.A.U

BY JOHNNY FARAH Johnny Farah is a Lebanese designer of handbags, belts, shoes and accessories. The label is known for its meticulous craftsmanship and distinct signature style. The accessories are created from premium quality vegetabletanned hides and hand-molded solid brass. All the Johnny Farah pieces are designed and manufactured exclusively in Lebanon. The Johnny Farah concept store is located in Saifi Village, and both his ateliers are also in Beirut. The label is sold worldwide, with retailers in Europe, USA, the Middle East, Asia and online. Following last year’s successful workshop, Johnny Farah will be hosting a one hour class where participants will be able to create their own customized belt. They will be shown how to cut the leather, bevel and dye the edges, punch holes and sew. Workshop Date: VARIOUS SESSIONS FROM MON 24 TO FRI JUNE 28 FROM 2:00 PM TO 6:00 PM LOCATION: Johnny Farah FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: +961 1 974 808, +961 1 974 825

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All good design has a story to tell: from its earliest days of being a sketch to the day it becomes a final product. Two Lebanese studios, Kashida and a fish in sea, have joined forces to conduct a common workshop involving product design and branding. Both studios are opening their doors to participants to be part of a workshop where the goal is creating a branded product that will be donated to YAD by the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), the CCCL’s specialty boutique. Participants must have a background in a creative field: graphic design, product design, typography, interior design etc. We say this because each participant will ideally be developing a 2D product as well as a 3D one, both of which will be produced and sold at YAD by the CCCL. Examples of products that participants will develop: posters, postcards, greeting cards, wall decals, tote bags, vases, candles, photo frames, and finally a key display piece suitable for the interior space of the boutique. Choose one, two or more and create a stunning product that you are proud to display! The results of the workshop will be produced and packaged under one central theme: The Grace Collection. If you are looking for a fun, multi-disciplinary design workshop that will give birth to a product with a human-centered cause, this one is for you! Workshop Date: TUE 25 | WED 26 | THU JUNE 27 FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM LOCATION: KASHIDA FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: info@kashidadesign.com +961 70 923 122 FEE: $40


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ARABIC LETTERING

Lebanese food in 2090

PROTOTYPING creative business meetings

BY MAAJOUN

BY magali wehrung

BY MIRADA MADRID

During this second edition of ‘Beirut Design Week’, maajoun will be collaborating with lettering and type designer Krystian Sarkis on hosting the first in a series of Arabic lettering workshops. This first edition will focus on exploring sound and emotion in lettering through the creation of onomatopeia, which is traditionally associated to comics’ lettering. As part of this workshop, participants will be briefly introduced to lettering and onomatopeia before they proceed to working on their own pieces, which they will digitize on the second day.

Every Society has been breeding recipes since several generations, adapting to human needs. Multiple of them have been forgotten or demoted by consumer as being out of fashion. What will be the aesthetics and trends of the future consumer? How will the Lebanese food look in 2090? Degustation on WED JUNE 26.

Workshop Date: THU 27 | FRI JUNE 28 FROM 10:00 am TO 2:00 PM

FOR REGISTRATION: PRESELLA.COM/EVENT/FOOD2090

LOCATION: MAAJOUN

Workshop Date: MON 24 | TUE 25 | WED june 26 FROM 10:00 am TO 2:00 pm LOCATION: PLATFORM 39

fee: $25

For registration: hello@maajoun.com before June 18

jewelry CRAFTING

MMM PlugIN & DESIGN PROCESS In a world of complexity where the parameters are in constant flux, designers strive to develop useful tools and processes that enable them to identify precisely and quickly where in the system they are thinking from. This will entail having methods that can assist and support them in approaching the task at hand from different angles. Accordingly they learn to move deliberately between the different levels of cognition and creativity. The MMM scale is a practical plug-in to the design process used to measure the intention and effort invested in the process and its outcome. The MMM scale stands for Mechanical, Mental and Mindful.

Participants will be invited to discover the art and process of creating jewelry pieces by handling materials and practicing handcraft techniques. This workshop, held on the showroom’s terrace, will be hosted by designer Nada Zeineh, who will be guiding the group. Materials used will include brass, crystal and glass pearls as well as wax. Participants will be able to create pieces to their own liking and taste and take them home. Workshop Date: WED JUNE 26 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM LOCATION: NADA ZEINEH SHOWROOM FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: +961 1 448 156

MODELING FOR 3D PRINTING BY RapidManufactory

location: ALTCITY

HANDMADE JEWELRY

FOR REGISTRATION: presella.com/event/MiradaMadridBDW/ Price: $50

GLASS jewelry BY DANA CHAMMAS Come to Over the Rainbow and create a beautiful pendant (or ring) made entirely out of fused glass. Participants will learn how to choose the right colors of glass and transform it into fun, creative unique jewelry piece using fusing techniques that will be explained during the workshop. Program includes all materials. At the end of the workshop, student will give me their piece, and I will fuse it in the oven and give them back the finished piece at the end of the following week (fusing takes up to 3 days) Over the Rainbow glass jewelry is a handmade jewelry brand (made entirely out of glass and resin) that features the unique designs of artist Dana Chammas. Workshop Date: SaT JUNE 29 FROM 3:00 PM tO 5:00 PM LOCATION: OVER THE RAINBOW

Workshop Date: TUE JUNE 25 FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM AND FRI JUNE 28 FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Fees: $40

LOCATION: altcity

BY NADA ZEINEH

The hands-on workshop will take the participants in an intense journey of design thinking where they will become aware and able to better ‘control’ these MMM states throughout the design process. The subject of study will encompass a wide range of design disciplines: graphic, interior, fashion, product, and architecture, among others.

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: SIMON.MHANNA@GMAIL.COM

Join us in exploring the different touch-points in your journey with the client, starting from the rituals and signature elements to the various ways to engage and get results. Prototype different scenarios and add new tools to your creative toolbox to create a process unique to you. The elements of your ritual, including how you open and close your meetings, the materials you use as well as the mementos you leave behind, will contribute to enhancing your portfolio and online presence to present a coherent trustworthy designer, one that clients return to and refer. Workshop Date: wed june 26 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Participation is free

By Linda Selwood Choueiri & Simon Mhanna

Pitching, debriefing, presenting and evaluating are all part of your on-going relationship with your client. These meetings constantly shape your dialogue and affect your design deliverables. And there isn’t one “right” way to go about it.

The BAKERY - RAPIDMANUFACTORY - is launching a two day workshop to introduce participants to the 3D printing process from modeling to final production. Each participant will be designing then printing his/her own part within a volume of 12 x 15 x 12 cm, in white SLS polyamide.

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: danachammas@gmail.com +961 1 442 715 fee: $40

interaction design

The workshop will be organised as follows: DAY 1: morning (10:00 - 12:30): 3D low-polygon modeling theory + basics afternoon (13:30 - 17:00): 3D low-polyogon advanced modeling

Beginners’ Guide to Arduino and Physical Computing

DAY 2: morning Intro to SLS printing process and parameters for 3D printing afternoon: finalising 3D low-polygon design and optimising for printing.

BY Mishka design

Prints will be ready for pick-up one week after workshop. SOFTWARE: AutoDesk 3DSMAX

MISHKA design is a handmade jewelry brand that features the unique designs of artist Michele Khawam Alphonse. MISHKAdesign showcases uniquely beautiful handcrafted jewelry designs created with a modern touch & a vintage flair. Whether classic, chic, trendy or vintage, each piece is one of a kind and meticulously handmade with semi-precious gemstones and vintage material. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make unique handcrafted jewelry pieces such as rings, bracelets and experiment with different types of beads. Workshop Date: SaT JUNE 29 FROM 11:00 AM tO 1:00 PM

2 desktop computers are available for use in our workshop, however participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. We can provide an evaluation version of 3DSMAX to be installed. Workshop Date: SESSION 1: TUE 25 | WED JUNE 26 SESSION 2: THU 27 | FRI JUNE 28 FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: print@rapidmanufactory.com, +961 1 566 241

LOCATION: OVER THE RAINBOW

LOCATION: The BAKERY - RAPIDMANUFACTORY -

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: danachammas@gmail.com +961 1 442 715

FEE: Professionals: $250, Students: $150 (Including 3D printing of final product)

fee: $15

BY razan Sadeq Arduino devices open up the exciting new world of interactive objects, making real-world applications available for everybody to explore. The possible uses of these micro-controllers are limitless - all you need to add is your imagination and a will to give it a go. Imagine a lamp that flickers like a candle when the wind passes by, bakery that can instantly send a tweet to its followers to tell them when their yummy baked goods are fresh out of the oven, or fridge magnets that controls your music. Now Imagine what you can do with it! Participants of the workshop will be introduced to the Arduino platform, Processing programming language, and simple circuit building. You will need to bring a computer, ideally a laptop, with a recent version of Linux, Windows or OSX installed. You will need a USB interface on this computer. Some programming background is useful, but not essential; if you’ve ever written Javascript, Pascal, C, C++, Java or Actionscript, you’ll find the Arduino programming language very familiar. Workshop Date: WED 26 | THU JUNE 27 FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM LOCATION: KARAJ / LAMBA LABS MAR MIKHAEL FOR REGISTRATION: PRESELLA.COM/EVENT/INTERACTION FEE: $50

ORGANIZED BY MENA DESIGN RESEARCH CENTER IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DANISH EMBASSY

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FURNITURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

Design for social impact IN ACTION

Designpreneur 2.0

BY STTCH

BY T+HUIS

BY MIRADA MADRID

This workshop will guide you through the process of creating a mood board to furnish a living room and will provide a fun, practical and pragmatic method to approaching a design project. During the workshop, participants will be divided into teams, each assisted by a facilitator from Sttch, and will go through the different steps of developing an interior space; brainstorming, research, concept creation, mood board collage and mockup. The Sttch team will follow up with you and send you a copy of the mood board you co-created. Sttch will then produce a limited-edition collection based on the concepts and ideas that emerge during the workshop. The products designed – furniture & soft furnishings – will each represent an aspect of your vision and interpretation of the ideal future of life on earth; from super human powers to idyllic relationships and life changing technologies. Furthermore, once the collection is designed and produced, you will be invited to a gathering where you will get to see the outcome you helped co-create and receive a 25% designer discount on any item from the collection.

The T+HUIS is a Dutch design organisation with a social heart. Our mission is to apply design thinking in the social field by researching and developing new approaches, strategies and systems for children and their communities.

You get the chance to actively participate in our workshop and share your expertise to build knowledge and understanding about the children and their lives in Lebanon.

Join us to protoype your journey, as you iterate a variety of solutions using the personal business model canvas as a starting point. Identify your design heroes, what lonely mountain you are passing through and which demons you have to slay on the way. Are you ready for the different scenarios coming your way? Can you re-write the ending? Proactively engage in the narrative unfolding as you plot the course that best suits you.

Workshop Date: THU JUNE 27 FROM 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

WORKSHOP DATE: SUN JUNE 30 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

LOCATION: ALTCITY

LOCATION: WonderEight Bldg., Jisr El Bacha

FOR REGISTRATION: PRESELLA.COM/EVENT/THUIS

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: +961 1 494 552, Suzanne@wondereight.com

With this workshop we would like to introduce you to some of our design research methods and give you the opportunity to experience how we use design tools to research with people.

FEE: $20

Together we’ll narrate a common story and host it in one interior space, so let your imagination go wild; for everything is possible! Workshop Date: SUN JUNE 30 FROM 11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM LOCATION: Hazmieh, Saaeed Frayha St., Farrania Bldg. Ground Fl.

FEE: $55

BY Walid Nasrala Walid Nasrala / Co-Founder WonderEight, Illustrator and animator Every designer gets a sense of creative stagnation at some point in his career. This course will encourage you to use sketchbook work and explorative conceptual design practice to show you how searching with the tip of your pencil can sometimes result in unexpected designs with great potential. CAD work is becoming less and less popular amongst professionals and experts agree that sketching plays a big role in the rejuvenation of creativity. If it’s been a while since you sketched your way into a logo, a product or a layout, this course is for you. Walid is an illustrator, artist and animator. Having studied in Paris, he is mainly self-taught and has 15 years of experience in the field of design and advertising. He is also the co-founder of WonderEight design agency and is working today on broader areas of design from product to environmental graphics and interior decoration.

VISUAL ALPHABET

HOW TO WIREFRAME LIKE A NINJA

BY Karim Abou Rizk

BY Hiba Moujabber

Combining typography and photography

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: info@sttch.com, +961 5 955 643

Sketching For Graphic Design

What’s the name of the game? As a designer navigating the complex world of business interactions, we invite you to rethink the rules by which you navigate the market and the mark you leave behind.

Karim Abou Rizk / Designer. Visual Consultant. Partner in WonderEight “Visual alphabet: Combining typography and photography”. A workshop on creative typography using photo shoot. Our world is flooded with fleeting messages, both printed and electronic, and our role, as designers, is to make each message distinctive and inviting. By pushing the boundaries of typography into a warm playfulness, we grow closer to touching people’s hearts and raising their sympathy. This course invites you to arrange almost any material into letters and then photograph it. Carve a word from ice or spread it with jam, what is great about this is that both the act and result of creation get captured in the form of a photograph. If you’re an art director, a designer or simply an adventurist and you’re bored with how impersonal information is becoming, this course will refresh your notions and remind you that the freedom to play leads to stunning results. Karim’s 10 years of experience encompass almost every field of design from art direction and branding to photography and computer graphics. He swears by experimentation and has an eye for detail that is unlike any we know.

Hiba Moujabber / Digital UX/UI Design Plan your website from A to Z, a hands-on approach by Hiba Moujabber. Wireframes are the holy grail of digital design. Not only do they give you a clear vision of where you’re headed with your project, they also provide a set of guidelines to follow throughout the development process. They’re an essential step before jumping into Photoshop and will save you hours of redesigning down the road. If you’re in the web industry and want a better understanding of how to execute this part of the process, you will be able to illustrate a simple user journey using wireframes by the end of the session. Hiba’s experience in wireframing is as old as the iphone. She writes in frames and buttons and reads only in grids. She is also a UX/ UI specialist and an expert in online community management. Workshop Date: TUE JUNE 25 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM LOCATION: WonderEight Bldg., Jisr El Bacha FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: +961 1 494 552, Suzanne@wondereight.com

Workshop Date: WED 26 | FRI JUNE 28 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

BIOCOUTURE

LOCATION: WonderEight Bldg., Jisr El Bacha

GROW YOUR OWN MATERIAL

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: +961 1 494 552, Suzanne@wondereight.com

Workshop Date: THU JUNE 27 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM LOCATION: WonderEight Bldg., Jisr El Bacha

FASHION ILLUSTRATION

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: +961 1 494 552, Suzanne@wondereight.com

EXPLORING ENERGY & MARK MAKING

YOU DESIGN IT BY RANDA TABBAH Randa Tabbah will be hosting a jewelry-making workshop at her Saïfi boutique. Women, men and younger people can take a step into the world of jewelry craftsmanship through this hands-on experience and get involved in every part of the design process.

BY JASON STEEL Fashion design & fashion illustration are two different disciplines. Design is about coming up with ideas for garments that fit the body in many different ways & for different consumers. Illustration is a creative process by which we sell those ideas. Many students struggle with confidence when drawing, yet even the most ordinary illustration can become something very special if the types of line used push boundaries. During this session you will explore how it feels to create work with energy & emotional truth.

BY suzanne lee Photograph by Roberta Ridolfi for Bloomberg Businessweek

Biocouture is about using biomaterials, or grown materials, to design and create things, particularly fashion. In this workshop Ms Lee will provide participants with an intro to Biocouture and the materials they will be growing and working with. There will be a Demonstration of the fermentation method and further demonstrations of colouring techniques which involve fruits and vegetables. And finally the drying and moulding phase. As the process of growing the material takes some time, nothing will be produced or designed at the end of the workshop. Instead Suzanne will have a presentation showing the different applications she has used to broaden participant’s minds about how they can develop and use biomaterials in their own work.  Participants will be introduced to a method for growing materials using nothing other than simple food-based ingredients and kitchen utensils. An interactive workshop where you will learn a recipe, method and discuss local alternatives and applications. This workshop is best suited for fashion designers and creatives interested in experimentation and organic material.  

Some equipment provided, but do bring paper, pens, pencils, felt tips & anything to make marks with- you might even use cosmetics. Surprise me! No experience required other than, you guessed it, a sense of adventure.

Workshop Date: THU 27 | FRI JUNE 28 FROM 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

Workshop Date: FRI JUNE 28 FROM 2:00 PM TO 3:30 PM

FOR REGISTRATION: PRESELLA.COM/EVENT/BIOCOUTURE

LOCATION: LAU BEIRUT CAMPUS NICOL 310 STUDIO

FEE: $30

LOCATION: RANDA TABBAH

FOR REGISTRATION: PRESELLA.COM/EVENT/STEEL2

FOR INFO AND REGISTRATION: +961 1 975 030

FEE: $25

Participants will have the opportunity to test their skills in designing and modeling jewelry by drawing and working with wax. The bold ones can take it up to the next level, and have their piece produced in silver or gold according to their budget. Workshop Date: TUE 25 | THU JUNE 27 FROM 3:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

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LOCATION: TAWLET SOUK EL TAYEB, MAR MIKHAEL

ORGANIZED BY MENA DESIGN RESEARCH CENTER IN COLLABORATION WITH BRITISH COUNCIL


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Cut & Paste

BRINGING BACK USED OBJECTS

FLIP FLOP

BY RANA SALAM

BY ATELIER S/Z

BY CINDY GLASS

Creating Contemporary Products from Traditional Islamic Art Extracting visual elements from your surroundings, be it Arabic/ Islamic geometric shapes & letterform, we are to bring all our treasures and learn how to manipulate them and reinvent them into other forms and usages. With the use of digital cameras, computer graphics and final 3D mock ups, this is a chance to find out how its all done. Be it a new design for a pair of Converse to your everyday Kitchen towel. Workshop Date: WED JUNE 26 FROM 4:00 pm TO 7:00 pm LOCATION: RANA SALAM STUDIO

Sybille Tamer Abillama and Hala Dabaji explore new handcraft techniques using unfunctional day to day objects. Why throw away what we consume when we could give it a second life? Workshop Date: FRI JUNE 28 FROM 3:30 pm TO 7:30 pm LOCATION: ATELIER S/Z For INFO AND registration: +961 1 587 929 foujiama@gmail.com

Cindy Glass chose to introduce a fresh and summery workshop: “YOU FLIPFLOP”. During the event a craftsman will make flip flops live, participants will be able to choose a style of flip flops,their colors and material and watch the artisan make them. Workshop Date: WED JUNE 26 FROM 2:00 PM TO 8:00 PM LOCATION: cindy glass FOR INFO: +961 1 320 260 OPEN FOR PUBLIC (no registration required)

For registration: dima@ranasalam.com +961 1 217 244

WWW.MARCUSMATOSSIAN.COM

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NEWCOMERS EXHIBITION & BDW13 LAUNCH PARTY Come down to Mar Mikhael on the eve of the 24th of June to meet the new designers featured in the Newcomers Exhibition of BDW13 and stay for the Beirut Design Week Launch Party.

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NEWCOMERS 2013 jobaaklini@gmail.com

www.dessinemoiunoeil.com dinaboulad@gmail.com

DIMA BOULAD Dima Boulad is a Lebanese designer with a passion for art, multimedia and positive social change. Dessine-moi un oeil is her personal artist project. It’s an exploratory project of automatic and thoughtless drawings spread across different surfaces. Her paintings have been exhibited in 2011 in 8mm space in Hamra, and her objects were part exhibited in 6:05 by Depeche mode store in April 2013. She collaborated with photographer Clémence Cottard on a photo-story published by The Carton magazine in their sprint 2013 issue.

Jo Baaklini Jo Baaklini is a multi-disciplinary designer who’s diverse practice ranges from illustration, ceramics and textile design, to photography, film and art direction. A recent graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins, he currently lives and works in Beirut.

mayakhouri2@gmail.com

www.facmododesign.com info@facmododesign.com

Facmodo

MAYA KHOURI With a background in architecture and interests in art, design,music, and travel, Maya continually looks to create unique, inspiring and unforgettable moments by grounding imagination in tangible experiences.

Facmodo design is a studio and a brand born in Lebanon in 2013. Our purpose is to design, develop and manufacture useful and easy-to-live furniture. Our concept is based on our brand name: fac modo (Latin phrase) means do it according to the basic principles, do it simple and straightforward, we could say. Simplicity, functionality and modularity are our guidelines from the first sketch to the manufacturing process.

nadeen.khatoun@gmail.com

www.ghassansalameh.com salamehghassan@gmail.com

ghassan salameh

Nadeen Khatoun

BA in Graphic Design from the Notre Dame University in Beirut Lebanon / MA in European Design Labs from the Instituto Europeo Di Design, with experience from a variety of practices within the design field, including Print and Digital Graphics, Product design, Set design, Web and Digital interactive design, communication and marketing. Ghassan’s philosophy on being a designer is limitless. He believes that being well-rounded in a plethora of skills without limiting oneself to a single field of design is what makes a great designer, and he is a practitioner of his philosophy. Ghassan moves between design practices to achieve the utmost interdisciplinary experience, where he feels most creative. Ghassan’s ideal role is to become a Product designer, with focus on lighting and furniture production.

Nadeen began her fashion design vocation at Esmod Beirut, a prestigious international school of fashion. She graduated with honours, completed a rigorous internship at Maison Rabih Keyrouz and worked under the direct supervision of Georges Chakra. A background in visual communications compelled her to give digital fashion workshops, which laid the foundations for her career. She began developing her original designs, with experimental cuts and new shapes at the core of her creations. Inspired by contrast and fascinated by the world, Nadeen leaves enough space for a twist of fate in the process that results in distinctive, innovative and feminine compositions.

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www.satishcreations.com roula@satishcreations.com nour.sobh@hotmail.com

Satish by Roula Dfouni

Premonious Premonious is a trio of makers working as one to develop and produce the stuff of dreams. It was formed over the past few weeks as Nour Sobh, the engineer, dreamed of a bicycle for his daily transportation needs in Beirut, Lebanon. The bicycle - the most economic mean of transportation on earth and the least likely to get stuck in Beirut’s infamous traffic clogs - is a product of his love of two wheelers, engineering mechanisms and design.

Roula Dfouni works within a conventional material of black and white oxidized silver sterling with a touch of rough, uncut colored gemstones. The Geometric origins of the forms are clear in the silhouette but the simplicity is transformed by a gemstone, which gives each piece a distinct personality. www.satishcreations.com

patchil@gmail.com

www.scenebeirut.com

Patil Tchilinguirian

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Patil Tchilinguirian is a Beirut-based Lebanese-Armenian visual artist. She graduated from the Lebanese American University with a BS in graphic design and a minor in fine arts in 2007. Later, she attended the Studio Arts program at Metàfora, in Barcelona. At the intersection of visual communication, social innovation and public art, she is a multidisciplinary designer and co-founder of the Tangent Space Art Collective.

“‫ | س‬SCENE - Beirut” is a brand coming out of the city, inspired by the urban life, the heritage and aspirations of the people of Beirut, still, aiming to respond to universal values and needs. “‫س‬ | SCENE - Beirut” brings modern design to everyday garments and objects. It gives them a local singular feel, often using calligraphy or illustrations in order to convey a different message or concept every time. Some of the elements used in her designs are part of our heritage and common culture such as: the Narguilé, the oriental coffee pot, the khayzaran chair or the shaffeh cup.

Through an aesthetic mélange of mixed media, installation art and street art, her work deals primarily with ideas of well-being and the seduction of public spaces, addressing contemporary societal and urban transformations.

www.postextiles.com info@postextiles.com

POSTEXTILES 3D printing technologies are set to revolutionise the way products are designed and manufactured. Digicrafted is a hybrid design that uses both digital and hand-crafted processes. Laser sintered nylon elements have been combined with traditional needlecraft and textile manipulation techniques to decorate a foundation silk fabric. The result is a collection of embellished textiles aimed at the industry areas of fashion and jewellery design. The British POSTextiles will be featuring 2 of their fashion designers: Laura Elvira Martinez and Amy Congdon.

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT! NEWCOMERS EXHIBITION & BDW13 LAUNCHING BLOCK PARTY

Meet the 10 Beirut Design Week 2013 Newcomers at the launching event and Newcomers Exhibition at Atelier NS in Mar Mikhael. For more information, refer to the events section.

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MEET THE PARTICIPANTS This year we are thrilled to have brought together 84 Lebanese participants to collectively take part in Beirut Design Week as a design community.

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ABI-HANNA DESIGN SPACE Abi-Hanna Design Space is a multi-disciplinary workplace shared by Sabah, Margherita and Basil Abi-Hanna, all three graduates of the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut. Fresh out of AUB, Sabah moved to a soon-to-beindependent Kuwait during the early 60s to open an architectural firm, SSH, which has recently celebrated its 50 year anniversary. Currently headquartered in Kuwait, has subsidiaries in Oman, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa, SSH has grown to rank among the leading architectural and engineering firms worldwide. Upon obtaining her Graphic Design degree from AUB, Margherita worked locally, both within a team and as a freelance designer for 6 years before venturing into her graduate studies in Italy.

With a Master’s degree in Accessories Design from Domus Academy in Milan, she returned to Beirut to launch her own line of contemporary jewelry and accessories. Her work has been exhibited around the region as well as being shortlisted in a jewelry competition in Italy. Basil followed suit obtaining his Bachelor in Architecture from AUB 2 years ago and currently works as a consultant Architect. Alongside his career, he has developed an ardor for photography the basics of which he learnt at university. He continues to strengthen this skill through experience during his travels as well as undertaking various photoshoots including Margherita’s latest lookbook.

EVENT Abi-Hanna Design Space will be happy to show a special presentation with an open discussion over a nice cocktail. For more information, refer to the events section.

Hamra Ghandi St. Shallah & Saad Bldg. 1rst Fl. T +961 1 740 619 M +961 3 674 418 E ghita@bymargherita.com

ATELIER S/Z Atelier S/Z is the brainchild of two artist, Sibylle Tamer and Ziad Abillama a daring couple in the artistic field who in the duality challenge each other’s creativity . In 1998 Sibylle Tamer Abillama obtained a degree in Fine Arts at ALBA Lebanon, and later on joined Parson’s school of design in NewYork city. She exhibited her masterpieces in New- York, Europe, Middle East and Lebanon. The many talented Lebanese artists has also extended her creativity to a special photo exhibition concept title “Colère” which is a wakeup call for the deteriorating life in this country, and to supposedly try to find a solution to the internal political problems in this Lebanon in an artistic way.

She selected her feelings from her thoughts before combining function; otherwise, it would have been block . She selected also her way of life to see the frustrations and problems of this ugly world that inspires her, and that she tries to transform through her work. The joint workshop displays new designs, basically “Thinking out of the box” Designs such as the”Why, you. Why me?” shisha concept, and the backgammon dice game with a twist to awaken old Lebanese traditions in a new notion.

WORKSHOP Atelier S/Z will be hosting: “Thinking out of the box”. For more information, refer to the workshops section.

Gemmayzeh 480 Gouraud St. Saad Bldg. T +961 1 587 929 M +961 3 727 929 E foujiama@gmail.com

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ATELIERG by grace rihan AtelierG architect of fashion: An innovatory line that reveals a strong multicultural influence reflected through ethnic diversity and modern art. After being an experimented architect specializing in the restoration of archaeological sites and historical monuments, Grace, finally decided to go back to her passion: fashion design and opens her experimental design laboratory atelierG in 2008. Her architectural background helped her to rethink & restructure the shape of the body and to create conceptual, reversible items, etc… AtelierG combines elements to create surprisingly minimalistic, functional pieces, especially highlighted by the choice of fabrics and colours that are customized specially for atelierG in Japan.

Unconventional materials are oftenly used, and some garments combine up to four or five different fabrics. AtelierG has exhibited its creation locally and worldwide; among others, in Paris (Musée des Arts Décoratifs), and the Body Revolution workshop an exhibition at La Cambre, Brussels: [a project of “the Art of Fashion Foundation” located in San Francisco]. ‘’C’est un micro phenomene de societe, qu’ ont en commun les comediennes, les femmes de lettres, les artistes. Un style vestimentaire reconaissable entre mille, a la fois theatral et minimaliste, spectaculaire et depouille. Et une adresse, l’atelierG…’’ – L’officiel Levant, fevrier 2013.

WORKSHOP & EVENT Ashrafieh Albert Khayat St. 43 Chamiyeh Bldg. Underground Fl. T +961 1 219 911 M +961 71 219 911 E gracerihan@gmail.com

AtelierG will be hosting: MAKE IT OR REMAKE IT” and will be happy to have you over for drinks, fashion & more… For more information, refer to the workshops and events section.

C by Cynthia As she continues to distinguish herself as a handbag designer, Cynthia Bouchakjian Donikian puts her ever-evolving creativity and ideas to constant use. The finest leathers and skins, brilliant hues and shiny studs, all pay homage to the signature edgy styles that make C by Cynthia collections to watch for. Known for her structured shapes and sizes, as well as cascading animal skins, Cynthia incorporates a trendy yet functional approach in her designs. C by Cynthia has become one of the most recognized local designer brands, available at exclusive boutiques and department stores across the Middle East and Switzerland, with European destinations coming soon.

EVENT C by Cynthia will be launching her new Collection!

Gemayze Mar Maroun St. T +961 1 585 758 M +961 3 818 960 E cbycynthia@gmail.com

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CAI LIGHT Founded by Christophe Hascoët, Annabel Kassar and Isabelle Rolland, Caï Light is dedicated to exploring light in all its possibilities. They have developed an expertise in lighting - lighting that shapes our nocturnal urban landscapes and our interior spaces by creating unique “light scenes”. Caï Light produces its own collection of objects - noted by the international press - and center pieces for retail and the hotel/leisure industries. Last year they presented their latest Collection in Milan. Their designs are driven by the belief that the play of shadow and light is one of the most effective means of transforming space, producing what they call “luminous atmospheres”. Actually, Caï Light is creating a singular and innovative installation between a media-facade and a luminous architectural modenature for the new Souks Entertainment Center in Beirut, Lebanon _ designing 4,844 prism-like shaped modules “Brilliants” equipped with LED, assembled and animated by videos especially conceived for the project : a unique venture in the Middle-East expected to be completed in 2013.

COCKTAIL Caï designers will be happy to present their work over a nice drink at Balima on Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Saifi Village Place des Boules, Balima Café T +961 1 982 982 E isabelle.rolland@cai-light.com

For more information, refer to the events section.

CHAKIB RICHANI Chakib Richani Collection comprises timeless works of art… to be used, displayed and treasured for always. Chakib Richani was selected among the top 100 Architects worldwide by Architectural Digest Magazine in January 2010. His Architecture is minimalist in its purity, sophisticated simplicity and infinite attention to details. Richani’s spaces with their exceptional proportions and sober color palette transmit a feeling of serenity. To compliment these spaces, Chakib Richani Collection of furniture, lighting elements and accessories was created. Items in the Collection are the outcome of an innovative architectural interpretation of furniture and accessories, aiming for pure and immaculate function. They are simple, almost minimalist, volumes expressed in masterfully- crafted rich materials: marble, stainless steel, copper, or brass bronze. Each has a story, a life of its own, yet can be custommade to suit the particular space it is meant to embellish. The “Guardian”, our oversized wall lamp, won the Merit Award of the Interior Design Magazine in 2010. Some items are produced in very limited numbers, not exceeding twelve, to preserve their originality of design and execution.

Saifi Village, Georges Haddad St. T +961 1 973 088 E info@richani.com

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joanna dahdah Joanna Dahdah’s debut collection Muse has already featured on the pages of Italian Vogue, won her ‘Best Newcomer 2010’ at London Jewellery Week which has placed her with the jewellery elite amongst 100 other aspiring jewellery designers, trendsetters, business big shots and retail stars in the 2010 ‘Hot 100’ influential people in the UK jewellery industry sponsored by Professional Jeweller. In 2012 Joanna won a ‘Sherif de la Mode’ during Paris Jewellery Week. Having discovered her interest in jewellery making from an early age, Joanna’s inspiration and style has been guided by her passion for art, an acute and unconventional sense of beauty, an instinctive understanding of materials and unique craftsmanship. Her collections are interpreted through these unique insights and instincts.

b As jewellery rapidly became Joanna’s passion, she angled her studies towards making it her career. After graduating in Jewellery Design from the famous Central St. Martin’s, Joanna was immediately picked up by Swarovski. Renowned for their support of young talent, Joanna was commissioned to design a piece for their 2012 trend forecasting book. Eager to advance and expand her knowledge of diamonds and precious gemstones, Joanna then enrolled in a gemology course at the prestigious GIA in London. Since qualifying as a gemologist, Joanna has launched her brand in the UK, Italy and Beirut, where she opened her flagship jewellery boutique at the beginning of December 2010 in Ashrafieh in which she stocks her own designs as well as other designers she finds all over the world.

EVENT Joanna Dahdah will be showcasing her work around a cocktail!

Ashrafieh, Furn el Hayek Ghandour El Saad St. Hermitage Bldg. Ground Fl. T +961 1 216 801 M +961 3 574 945 E info@joannadahdah.com

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DEHAB JEWELLERY GALLERY Dehab Jewellery Gallery was established in March 2012 to provide a permanent space for Lebanese and foreign jewellery designers.

Dehab launched several exhibitions last year, targeting different groups:

Simone Kosremelli, established architect, started designing her own jewellery and exhibiting them at various events. She came to realize that there is a need to provide a well-equipped permanent space for young aspiring jewellery designers, whether Lebanese or not, to showcase their work properly.

- “funKtional series”: Dina Kamal - “Just for men”: a group show for men’s jewellery - “Animanimalism”: a young duo of Lebanese creators - “Mosaics”: A duo of Jordanian designers - “Les ors et les couleurs”: Georges Doche

The major idea is to play an integral role in promoting a design-oriented jewellery industry, as the jewellery sector is probably the leading industrial sector in Lebanon. Dehab gallery’s mission is to promote young and promising artists from Lebanon and the region, to showcase their jewellery designs and connect them to interested buyers and collectors. Dehab gallery provides them with a state-of-the art exhibition space, an experiences marketing team and a refined clientele.

- “Forget-me-not”: Simone Kosremelli

Dehab Gallery went even further this year by organizing a group show outside Lebanon (specifically in the MENA region): Abu Dhabi open house event in March 2013 was a very successful venture. Dehab’s team launched the DEHAB ANNUAL JEWELLERY AWARD (DAJA) in order to further promote quality and creative jewellery design. DAJA 2013 theme is a “Gift for a New Born”: The precious “Gift for a New Born” has always been part of our culture but needs to be revisited. The result will be announced on the 25th of June, during the Beirut Design Week.

Gemmayzeh Pasteur St. Antonios Bldg. Ground Fl. T +961 1 563 236 M +961 3 583 799 E dehabgallery@gmail.com W www.dehabjewellery.com

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blank SPACE Blank Space’s mission is to create world-class design from Lebanese production talent. Through its conceptual and commercial practice, Blank Space seeks to create innovative work that remains subtle, and understated. In 2010, Blank Space unveils Ghida el Zein, a brand that specializes in contemporary furniture design and local manufacturing. All furniture creations are produced by local artisans, craftsmen and manufacturing professionals; working closely with professional designers to ensure that each piece is one of a kind. The designs reinvent traditional materials, juxtapose mass and lightness, and hide a hint of surprise. ghida el zein pieces feature clean geometric forms, modern aesthetics and a sculptor’s precision. All pieces are available in unique combinations of colors and sizes. And while custom designs are made to order, all colors, finishes and sizes are altered in a manner that never compromises the integrity of the design or the vision that inspired it.

EVENT Blank Space will be exhibiting at Platform 39 for Beirut Design Week!

Ashrafieh Sassine St. Al Arz Bldg. Ground Fl. T +961 1 204 207 M +961 3 385 053 E g.elzein@ghidaelzein.com

GREEN & GLAM Green & Glam is an eco fashion concept store that showcases stylish, ethical, and eco-friendly brands. Our boutique features clothes, accessories, cosmetics and design. A Handpicked collection that meets strict criteria: organic, eco-friendly, fair trade items. Inspired by a glamorous & genuine ambiance, celebrated designers and promising today’s talents are part of this community with a rare contemporary vision of aesthetic. This year we are happy to have Valentine Gauthier, a French clothes designer who is famous in Paris for her sophisticated and falsely nonchalant wardrobe, for a confident look…! Her Spring/ Summer 13 collection draws its inspiration from the Weather Cycle.

Our makeup brand is Nvey eco, an Australian and organic brand which mix very glamorous colors while respecting the skin, and of course without animals testing. We included since a few month Lebanese designers for accessories, bags, shoes, and children’s wear. Green & Glam wants to promote local business as well as the Lebanese creativity. You will find BRADLEYS bags, BOHO shoes, HUGGABLES children wear, and much more! And our surprise for the 26th of June is JIMMY, our exquisite sweet designer… Our moto is: an everyday eco attitude without compromising style!

And Edun who believe style should have substance. Edun was founded on a commitment to develop trade with Africa and to encourage others to do the same!

EVENT Launching of Terry de Havilland Collection and Cocktail For more information, refer to the events section.

Ashrafieh 65 Zahret El Ehsan St. T +961 1 217 604 M +961 3 191 871 E celinebejjani@greenandglam.net

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A FISH IN SEA Established in 2001, a fish in sea is a British branding and web design company based in London, Beirut, and Johannesburg delivering high-end bespoke design in six languages. Furthermore, a fish in sea Beirut presents its Hamra office as a small gallery that champions up and coming artists as well as under-represented talents, entirely free of charge. Pass by for some delicious art, design, tea, and biscuits.

WORKSHOP A Fish in Sea & Kasida workshop: Design it. Brand it. Donate it. For more information, refer to the workshops section.

Hamra Makdessi St. A.Younes Bldg. 3rd Fl. T +961 1 739 977 M +961 70 700 958 w www.afishinsea.co.uk

JOHNNY FARAH Johnny Farah is a Lebanese designer of handbags, belts, shoes and accessories. The label is known for its meticulous craftsmanship and distinct signature style. The accessories are created from premium quality vegetable-tanned hides and hand-molded solid brass. All the Johnny Farah pieces are designed and manufactured exclusively in Lebanon. The Johnny Farah concept store is located in Saifi Village, and both his ateliers are also in Beirut. The label is sold worldwide, with retailers in Europe, USA, the Middle East, Asia and online.

WORKSHOP & EVENT Belt Making Workshop and Photography Collaboration Launch For more information, refer to the events and workshops section.

Saifi Village Said Akl St T +961 1 974 808 F +961 1 974 825 E beirut@johnnyfarah.com

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prex:a studio is a computer graphics and visual communication studio specializing in state-of-the-art visual experiences for the design industry. Headquartered in Beirut, prex:a studio offers complete creative communication development and visualization services including 3D modelling, rendering and animation. prex:a studio merges talent and technology to create impactful visual experiences that enhance communication for architects, interior designers, product developers and creative agencies.


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KAREN Chekerdjian After graduation from Milan’s prestigious Domus Academy in 1997 with a Masters in Product Design and Design Direction, Karen Chekerdjian worked in Italy for a number of years. In 2001, she returned to Beirut and opened Karen Chekerdjian Studio. Beginning as more of a conceptual think-tank, dedicated to exploring new ideas in design, the Studio has gradually become more focussed on production; furniture and everyday objects in small series, limited editions and made-to-order commissions. The Studio also takes on interior design projects. Karen Chekerdjian Store opened in 2010 in the up-and-coming Beirut Port neighbourhood. The Store showcases Karen’s work and also stocks a thoughtful selection of items produced by other people ranging from design objects to specialty food items.

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The contemporary industrial designer knew that Lebanon possessed a cadre of highly skilled if increasingly unused traditional craftspeople – amongst them carvers, brass makers, embroiderers and glass-blowers – and so began to explore the possibility of getting her work made by hand, on an individual basis, rather than mass-produced by machine. Karen’s work falls into a category of its own, one that could be called ‘Industrial Handicrafts’. Unmoored from time thanks to their blend of traditional manufacturing technique and industrial aesthetic, distinctively Lebanese and yet also International, these objects are comfortable in almost any kind of space, as much at home in a traditional Levantine house as they would be in a minimalist interior. As such, they are perfect reflections of the spirit of the city in which they are created.

Karen Chekerdjian Studio’s process of creation is collaborative. Rather than dwell on the downside, Karen researched new ways of creating.

Port District Derwiche Haddad St. Fayad Bldg. T +961 1 570 572 E info@karenchekerdjian.com W www.karenchekerdjian.com

KASHIDA Founded in 2011 by Elie Abou Jamra and Mirna Hamady, Kashida is a Lebanese product design & furniture line inspired entirely by 3D Arabic typography. Embracing the various styles of Arabic script, Kashida aims to bring out a distinct perspective of Middle Eastern culture through contemporary design pieces. WORKSHOP Kashida and A Fish In Sea workshop: Design it. Brand it. Donate it. For more information, refer to the workshops section.

Hamra Makdessi St. A.Younes Bldg. 3rd Fl. M +961 70 923122 E info@kashidadesign.com w www.kashidadesign.com

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KHALED EL MAYS Khaled El Mays was born and raised in Lebanon. He studied at the American University of Beirut, earning a degree in architecture. His love for photography and digital art took him to New York City, where he earned an MFA in digital arts from Pratt institute. Khaled’s work tackles multiplicity, repetition and mutations, it is always process based and the outcome is usually an instance of purity and balance extracted from pools of visual information and analysis. In 2011 he moved back to Beirut, Lebanon. While teaching at a local university he began to investigate a new passion: furniture design. For Khaled, this represents an architectural scale where wonders can happen. This year, Khaled is launching his debut collection, RHIZOMES, influenced by visual excess, targeting a colorful repetition with nostalgia from the past; a romantic past that many crave for today. The collection is full of colors rhythms and textures.

EVENT Tayouneh Ragheb Alameh St. Dally Alameh Bldg. Ground Fl. M +961 3 655 154 E khaledelmays@gmail.com

HQ Gallery will be showing the debut furniture collection of Khaled El Mays, RHIZOMES. For more information, refer to the events section.

LALAQUEEN Specializing in luxury handmade handbags, LaLaQueen is designed by Sally Sarieddine and each piece is limited, unique and finished off with sprinkles of fairy dust,which is the secret recipe to their success. Hailing from a creative industry where she melded theatre, TV and advertising, Sally Sarieddine, the founder and owner of LaLaQueen, has drawn on her experiences to launch the Middle East’s hottest new bespoke bag label. The Central Saint Martins graduate spent her time at the illustrious design school developing the idea for LaLaQueen. Then, after a year of experimental work with craftsmen, material and fabrication, LaLaQueen was born. LaLaQueen operates from Beirut, but delivers to an international market through their newly launched online boutique.

Hamra Alfred Nobel Dabos Bldg. 4th Fl. M +961 70 906 013 E sally@lala-queen.com W www.lala-queen.com

EVENT “We went to Turkey, and got really inspired.” New Collection to be displayed for the first time. For more information, refer to the events section.

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le loft 271 Le Loft 271 is a renovated Warehouse with an industrial look, surrounded by a small garden in a hidden street seconds away from Antelias Highway. It’s a high ceiling open space where artists from all fields (painters, photographers, sculptors...) and designers (Graphic, Home accessories, furniture, fashion accessories, clothing, jewelry...) can showcase their artwork. Le Loft 271 is a contemporary art space where you discover emerging and established Lebanese and international talents. Always looking for the new and different.

EVENT Le Loft 271 will be hosting: Lebanese international talents brought back to roots. For more information, refer to the events section.

The theme that we are working on for the design week is to gather Lebanese talents living abroad who were not yet introduced in Lebanon although they are internationally recognized.   Some of them are on the way of fame others are already established and famous like : - Gilbert Halaby fashion jewelry designer who is set in Rome .He is on Vogue Italia –Vanity Fair and many other magazines you can check his website www.halaby.it - Ghassan Salameh Print and digital graphics, product design, set design, photography,web and digital interactive design at www.ghassansalameh.com - Nadine Track is a Lebanese Canadian artist photographer she prints her photos in a very unique way, a method that haven’t been used yet in Lebanon. - Ziad Abillama (sculptor). - Habib Wehbe.

Antelias Main Rd. Romanos Center St. T +961 4 413 600 M +961 3 240 998 E annemarie@leloft271.com

LIWAN LIWAN Paris-Beirut, the world of the Mediterraneanoriental nomad. The “House Wear” and the “Lounge wear” in LIWAN Paris-Beirut offer a new idea of the east. In Liwan every object is unique. Handmade. Inspired by the past. Adapted to the present. A lightened vision filled with innovation and modernity in terms of materials, cuts, colors. Twenty years of creation signed Lina Audi: a living and simplified version of forms, built upon an ancestral savoir-faire, that of the artisans of the Middle-East, and of Lebanon in particular. Traditional objects are transformed into modern pieces. Easy to wear, to carry, to adapt. They’re the bridge between the old and the new. They’re what are left when the pointless has been plucked out. For example, the Liwan Sandals that have made appearances all around the world… Liwan maintains its focus around the same constant: a dream without exotica, luxury without excess. The fusion of fashion and memory. One can’t find everything at Liwan, but what one does find is unique.

Mar Mikhael 56 Madrid St. T +961 1 444 141 E lira@inco.com.lb

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MAC DESIGN The year 2013 is an important year for mAc design. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary, 10 years of jewelry design, 10 years of inspiration and evolution that led to a growing collection. This is why mAc design would like to celebrate this big event with you. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, they’ll be having a retrospective by editing the most popular and best selling items of each year from 2003 till 2013. They will be also launching a special collection to mark this event. With every purchase you’ll get the chance to enter a draw and win valuable prices. There will be a draw every end of month from June till December 2013. During the Beirut Design Week every time you purchase a piece of jewelry from any of mAc design’s points of sales, you’ll pick a discount voucher from a bowl, before paying, that goes from 10 to 50% off. It’s a chance not to be missed. They will also be distributing bracelets as a souvenir from this event. A lot of surprises will be waiting for you. You are really going to be spoiled during that special week.

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Saifi Mar Maroun Sector 81, 55 St.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Mac Design!

T +961 1 563 319 M +961 3 722 029 E maya@macdesignlb.com

For more information, refer to the events section.

MADAME REVE Our story started in September 2004 with a passion for vintage, a love for accessories, a respect for the environment, the wisdom to recycle, a curiosity to travel, and the energy to make it happen. We at Madame Reve were trying to set a trend rather than follow one. A trend of juxtaposing contemporary items with older pieces to show lineage and influence, to reveal history. We use authentic vintage pieces to bring out souls, to extend their respective pasts towards a different future and a promise of reinvention. We believe in using timeless objects to create accessories that are timeless in elegance and beauty. Our Circle gallery with its cylindrical white wall settings and eighty one black busts offers an intriguing juxtaposition of our creative styles and provides a tantalizing Kaleidoscopic view of our collections.

Mar Mikhael Tamraz Bldg. Gholam stairs 1rst Fl. T +961 1 565 545 M +961 3 728 654 E madamereve@sodetel.net.lb

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Made for Brands studio (MFBstudio) is a studio specialising in storytelling for brands. Every brand and institution has a story to tell, we make sure it will be narrated in the most memorable and effective way. Placing the user at the center of a story, we develop unique scenarios, in both real and virtual environments. We create concepts, and translate them into actual tools: brand strategy, mission, values, complete brand identities (360°), user experiences, events, sounds, and any action the story requires... The idea is to engage in a conversation between a user and a brand.

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CREATE We translate the story into actions. We build brand narratives that engage the various users through tangible actions that trigger emotions. This is where we develop and design the creative tools to reach the targeted audience. SHARE The strength of building a strong story relies on how well it is re-adapted through its multiple environments. This is where we adapt the story, as creative directors, and engage our users’ participation depending on where it is being told. It is about surprising the user by making him rediscover the brand through each contact point.

EXPLORE Through an in-depth research, we explore the brand, users, trends, competitors, and audiences. We observe, analyze and interpret the results. We re- write the story, derive opportunities, and create scenarios where we anticipate encounters between the user profiles and the brand.

EVENT For Beirut Design Week, Made for Brands will be turning, for one evening, its studio into a storytelling booth. For more information, refer to the events section.

maria halios design Maria Halios has been specializing in design for more than a decade. Her Greek-Lebanese roots coupled with an impressive portfolio, both in Beirut and Paris, mark her out as unique in her chosen field. From her design office and showroom in Beirut the mh|d team has managed prestigious and successful interior design projects globally. Designer Maria Halios creates her very own concepts and executes her exclusive/limited edition tailor-made furniture. The quality standard of the work have ensured that she has been selected on numerous occasions to represent Lebanon in several local and international design exhibitions. Her exclusive design accessories and furniture can be found at mh|d showroom. Selected accessories can also be found at the shops of Beirut National Museum and AUB Museum.

Mar Mikhael Pharaon St. Khanikian Bldg. T +961 1 442 344 E maria@mariahalios.com W www.mariahalios.com

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Sodeco Nasra Area, Beydoun St. Tueini Bldg. Ground Fl. T +961 1 424 498 M +961 3 692 500 E raya@fbstudio.com

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MILIA M Milia Maroun is the designer behind the Lebanonbased fashion label milia m. The label has been distinguished for its poetry and fun, all the while remaining sophisticated, sleek and contemporary. Milia m is now producing four collections a year and sells internationally. Milia m has the pleasure to announce a collaboration with director Soniya Kirpalani as part of the Beirut Design Week. Her film “Indiavisualism - A cultural identity” will be showing at the Saifi boutique on the 28th of June.  Winner of several prestigious awards, Soniya in 2012 also earned one of the highest nominations of her career from Ethical Fashion Forum UK. Her honest commitment to highlighting the importance of developing ethical, creative and design innovations that can change the future of the garment/art industry across Asia led to this thought provoking film that challenges India’s increasingly globalized models of fashion manufacturing.

EVENT Milia m has the pleasure to announce a collaboration with director Soniya Kirpalani as part of the Beirut Design Week. For more information, refer to the events section.

Saifi Village des Arts 1051 BLOC D T +961 1 570 611 M +961 3 656 170 E lamiachoucair@miliam.com

NABIL GHOLAM ARCHITECTS Since its foundation in 1994, nabil gholam architects (ngª) has grown into a multidisciplinary design firm with a portfolio that spans a broad range of projects in architecture and urbanism. ngª has won numerous international competitions and awards over the years, and its work has been consistently featured in local and international publications. As of 2006, a European branch of ngª was established in Barcelona, to later relocate to Seville in 2010, in order to oversee the firm’s international ventures. Today, the practice employs Lebanese and foreign national professionals who work with the support of several former team members and a broad network of top international consultants. This extensive expertise, along with a history of successful competition entries and numerous professional awards, illustrate both the firm’s

commitment and ability to consistently deliver unique solutions that meet the clients’ needs, on budget and on time. In addition to viewing each project as a new functional and formal challenge, ngª aims to infuse its designs with sensuality, tranquility and delight and strives to create neighborhoods, buildings and objects that encourage a sense of discovery and express not only excellence and harmony but also a playful simplicity, a sense of timelessness and a feeling of serenity. Thanks to its ongoing involvement in a number of prestigious projects in Lebanon, the Middle East and Europe - both through competition and direct commission – ngª has developed into a multi-faceted, award-winning international design practice.

EVENT On the occasion of the Beirut Design Week 2013, ngª opens its doors to offer a glimpse into a space’s colorful past, a dynamic workplace’s current being, and a district’s renewed beginnings. For more information, refer to the events section.

Jisr El Wati St. 90 Bldg. 110, 2nd Fl. T +961 1 423 513 E info@nabilgholam.com

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NADA DEBS The name of the company ‘East and East’ lends itself to the name of the furniture design concept created and spearheaded by designer Nada Debs, which is characteristic of the furniture pieces and accessory lines under the NADA DEBS brand. At its core, the ‘East & East’ concept is a celebration of Eastern craftsmanship through contemporary design, using both Arab heritage and tradition as a platform into modernity. The use of the multiple ‘Easts’ is homage to the vibrant medley of Eastern cultures that have influenced the designer’s personal story. From the minimalist ideals and purity of line of the Far East to the contrasting warm, ornamental patterns typical of Arabesque design; all have been harmoniously translated into classic, high quality pieces in both the furniture and home accessory lines. The ‘Contemporary’ collection, born as an extension of the ‘East & East’ collection represents another facet of Middle Eastern design with more Western influences; from the ‘form follows function’ design ideals of North America to the refinement of European antiquated design.

This clarity of concept provides the perfect canvas for designer Nada Debs to continually explore newer translations of Arab identity through the fusion of design disciplines, the experimental use of materials old and new, the incorporation of international trends and perhaps most importantly, the preservation of local craftsmanship across the Middle East. The designer, much like her collections under the NADA DEBS brand, has been molded, etched and carved by her surroundings and experiences and it is this story which is evident in the emotion evoked by each of her pieces. Staying in sync with the evolving identity of the modern Arab world, NADA DEBS has tapped into the perfect blend of the past and present, finding resonance in the homes, work spaces and galleries of buyers across the globe. Far East, Middle East and West - this combination of disciplines into clean lines and the unexpected use of a variety of mediums - have become the epitome of NADA DEBS.

EVENT Join Nada Debs for ‘THE MAKING OF’! For more information, refer to the events section. Saifi Village Moukhalsieh St. T +961 1 999 002 M +961 70 190 900 E caline.chidiac@nadadebs.com

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NADA G “The most gratifying reason to being a jeweler, is translating my emotions into timeless jewelry pieces that awaken emotions in others.” Nada Ghazal – Designer of Nada G™ fine Jewelry.

Each piece echoes a different sense of emotion, mirroring not only an adornment of the senses, but more so celebrating what they evoke to be a woman.

International award-winner Nada G™ creates timeless fine jewelry pieces with an edge, that make up an impressive tailor-made and high-end portfolio in 18k gold, adorned with precious and semi-precious stones. Each piece is intricately crafted with passion and equaled in doses of time, labor and beauty, all combined.

Nada G™ designs have been featured in many international jewelry books, such as ‘The Collector’s Guide - Quintessentially Gems’, and ‘Unique – The Best Jewellery Designers’. They have also had a major impact at showcases in New York, Las Vegas, London and Paris and have been uniquely awarded the highly coveted ‘JCK’s Rising Star Las Vegas 2012’ award by ‘Jewelers Circular Keystone (JCK)’. Nada G™ has also received the ‘Best Innovative Design Award’ for its bespoke jewelry piece ‘Fusion Ring’ from ‘2012 Premier Middle East Watches, Jewelry & Pens Awards’ amongst many other awards.

Going against established norms, the pieces exhibit fragility in their coarseness, docility in their textures, and vibrancy in their candid statements.

EVENT Bring your smart phones, and join us! For more information, refer to the events section.

Beirut Souks Jewellery Souks T +961 1 983 443 M +961 3 591 179 E info@nadag.com

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NADA Zeineh Architect by training, Nada Zeineh signs several projects in Lebanon among which the Soap Museum in Saïda and the Museum of the American University of Beirut. In parallel, since 1987, she designs and executes jewelry in various materials like terracotta gilded with gold leaf, or threads and plates of brass weaved, twisted, hammered and dipped in gold. In 2004 she opens her showroom, creates her label and dedicates herself exclusively to jewelry and to small sculptures like mobiles, stabiles or small flower tables. Every piece is a project in itself, a project born from a dream, a souvenir, a «collective memory». Her work is inspired by abstract geometric forms inherent to her training as architect, and by the culture of the Middle East. The Greco-roman or the Islamic civilizations, as well as the fauna, the flora or the ethnic jewelry of the region are the different elements of this memory that she reinterprets in order to create simple, light, playful and timeless pieces. EVENT & WORKSHOP

Ashrafieh 16 Sursock St. Bechara Kassir Bldg. 5th Fl.

Launching of S-S collection! Jewelry making workshop will also be held at the showroom’s Terrace.

T +961 1 448 156 M +961 3 984 812 E nadazei@inco.com.lb

For more information, refer to the events and workshops section.

NOBRAND NOBRAND is an award winning design studio for branding, web design and social media. We are the only LEVANT design studio to be featured in Taschen’s icon series worldwide; in Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, Brussels, and Amsterdam. As well to have written the initial guidelines for the Pan Arab Web Awards. EVENT NOBRAND will be screening a manifesto of their design, web and animation work throughout the last seven years. For more information, refer to the events section.

Gemmayzeh Gouraud St., Alley 507 The Blue House 1rst Fl. T +961 1 444 080 M +961 70 071 080 E badeeh.abla@nobrandholding.com

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ODDFISH Showcasing independent designers from the world’s hippest capitals, with eclectic products ranging from street-wear, accessories, furniture, lighting and home décor to prints, vintage items and limited editions, OddFish is a distinct room for celebrating design in all its forms. EVENT A collector’s exhibition, featuring more than 150 designer toys from the world’s most renowned artists: KAWS, COARSE, MICHAEL LAU, MAD AND MUCH MORE. For more information, refer to the events section.

Port District Nahr St. Bohsali Bldg. T +961 1 566 302 M +961 3 803 210 E info@theoddfish.com

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Located in the heart of the Quartiers des Arts in downtown Beirut, Purrl Gallery is a space where pearls are re-imagined as hip and contemporary, while retaining the elegance they are renowned for. Created by Rola Haidar in 2004, the gallery has redefined these natural gems and created a pearl culture that is appealing to the young and the young at heart. The success of Purrl is a result of the excellence in pearl quality and the intricate work and innovation that go into creating every collection. The Gallery showcases the work of its creator and of her daughter Rania Kassem, creating collections that are not defined by seasons, but by beauty, dynamism, functionality, and timelessness. The designs are inspired by moments, experiences, and feelings, as opposed to standard calendar limitations. Purrl is also the first jewelry gallery in Lebanon, and perhaps the Middle East, dedicated to launching and promoting young Lebanese jewelry artists and designers by providing them with a space to exhibit their work. These designers are defined by their hip and trend setting designs, and Purrl continuously introduces new designers that fit the gallery’s image.

Saifi Village Said Akl St. T +961 1 974 475 M +961 3 352 852 E purrl1@hotmail.com W www.purrlgallery.com

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RANA SALAM A graduate from Central St. Martins and from the Royal College of Art, Rana Salam is among the most important celebrated designers known for her use of Middle Eastern popular art & culture, drawing on vibrant imagery and merging it with the latest design technology to create a unique vision of Graphic Design & Art Direction. She has been running her own London-based design studio for over a decade, now located in Beirut, and specialising in brand creation & re-branding as well as art direction, design, and consultation for retail, product, print, hospitality as well as exhibitions. The studio also has an in-depth understanding of the need for unique ideas, which are essential for clients who want to establish a distinct presence in the market. As a result of this cross culture, the design solutions are innovative, powerful, insuring exposure and success for its clients.

As the studio also has extensive experience in developing identities for restaurants and commercial activities, it has produced the logo and interior graphics for the noodle bar SOBA (in collaboration with architect David Adjaye), designed the interiors of Ayyame, the new contemporary Middle Eastern restaurant (in collaboration with Kout Food Group), worked with Lina Kanafani designing the logo for her contemporary design shop Mint, and created the visual identity of Comptoir Libanais in London. Rana was also Art Director of Boutique 1’s in-store magazine and has recently launched a successful line of art and accessorises (www.mishmaoul.com) Other clients include Harvey Nichols, Villa Moda, Liberty’s, Boutique 1, the V&A, the Arts Council, inIVA, and Paul Smith, the BBC, Wolff Olins, Skoun, the arts council, Sawani, Mint, Comptoir Libanais, Cocomaya, Patchi, Itsu, Soba, dia diwan, Fakhreldine, kout food group, Nada Debs, Surface View, Natasha Atlas, and Liverpool Arab arts festival.

WORKSHOP ‘Cut & Paste’: Creating Contemporary Products from Traditional Islamic Art For more information, refer to the workshops section.

Ashrafieh, Sodeco Rizik Building 8th Fl. M +961 3 816 444 E rana@ranasalam.com W www.ranasalam.com

WYSSEM NOCHI ON/OFF stage is design research and development consultancy, for urban design, architecture, interior architecture and design, product, and furniture design, a platform for independent multidisciplinary creatives, with studios and galleries in downtown and uptown Beirut. During Design Week Beirut 2013, ON/OFF will host Design Road Beirut under the title of (DIY) Do It Yourself, which is a collaboration between Syrian and Lebanese Designers & a charity Design Exhibition to support Syrian Refugees. The Design event consists of a Design workshop and Design exhibition, The workshop is based on (DIY) Do It Yourself  concept, a great opportunity to create collaboration between young Syrians and Lebanese Designers from various disciplines. This collaboration will encourage the participants to explore ways to recycle found materials into a thematic functional design, selected works will be featured in charity exhibition , all sales will be donated to support Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.  This initiative is supported and organised by the CDA- Creative Dialogue Association, British Council, ON/OFF and Wyssem Nochi.

Copyright Martina Bernardi

WORKSHOP Workshop Recycle & DIY Design Road Beirut For more information, refer to the workshops section.

Hamra Nehme Yafet St. Pow Pow Bldg. T +961 1 342 121 M +961 3 204 242 E wyssemnochi@gmail.com W www.wyssemnochi.com

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WOOD & The presence of wood is always prominent in many of Wood&’s designs due to its connectivity its liveliness and texture; Georges Mohasseb, through his experimentation of materials and textures tries to look for the best possible combinations. His constant search for materiality and immateriality characterizes his design approach and gives an identity for every project he develops, be it, architectural, custom, furniture and lighting design projects. Georges’s main concerns is to create a limited number of timeless designs maintaining a high level of craftsmanship and a complex expression of materials through their colors, shape, texture and smell. BACKGROUND Georges has been working as an architect and designer for eleven years. Through his professional experience and intensive workshops he mastered wood furniture making techniques prominent in each of his designs. His passion for design has brought him to teach in many renowned academic institutions in Europe and in the U.S. “He set up his company “Wood&” in Paris-France, recently moved to Beirut-Lebanon to set up his local operations, working on projects for Europe and the Middle East.”

Jisr El Bacha Haddad Abi Rashed St. 3rd Fl. T +961 1 513 136 M +961 3 399 107 E gmohasseb@woodand.com

EVENT Cocktail and open house gathering to feature the office’s work and process of making furniture models and prototypes that leads to final product. For more information, refer to the events section.

TAGBRANDS TAGbrands is an award-winning branding and design agency, with offices in Beirut and Dubai. Our multi-disciplinary team creates compelling and innovative brand strategies, robust corporate identities, inspiring package design, pioneering product development and customer centric branded retail environments. Your brand is your most valuable intangible asset. In today’s market, every company desires to project and transform its brand experience into measurable results. We align business strategies to enhance brand development and deliver communications that ensure strong brand value and ROI. Transforming your identity is just the beginning, our goal is to enhance the way your customers feel about your brand. TAGbrands is proud to have amongst its regional client base: Banque Du Liban, Bank Audi, Doha Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), Patchi, IPT, Kababji, BRGR.CO, L’Oreal, Taanayel, British Council, World Sports Group and M1 Group.

Downtown Beirut Riad El Solh Lazarieh Bldg. Block 3, 2nd Fl. T +961 1 980 089 W www.tagbrandsglobal.com

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RANDA Choueiri Rizk Having studied interior design, fashion, fine arts and glass fusing between Paris and the US, Randa Choueiri Rizk felt like she was slowly circling in on her one true passion known as glass fusing. Mystified by the beauty and power of glass she knew there had to be a different way of working with the material and today, she stands as one of the few who have the patience and vision for such a unique expertise. Offering design in all aspects, fields and materials, you will find yourself lost with unlimited choice. Designer Randa Choueiri Rizk also professionally designs jewelry, sculptures, paintings incorporated with fused glass, and gifts (corporate gifts, trophies…), and has the know-how to share her skills with you!

Metn Fanar Main Rd. Choueiri Bldg. 4th Fl. M +961 3 622 966 E randacrizk@yahoo.fr

RANDA TABBAH Randa Tabbah is a contemporary jewelry designer based in Beirut, Lebanon. Born into a long line of jewelers, she established her own line in 1993 after studying at l’Ecole de Bijouterie et de la Joaillerie (HBJO) in Paris. Her creations embody her passion for hands-on craftsmanship, eclectic artistry, and high quality materials. Randa’s clever use of lines, space, and layers allows her to create beautifully crafted jewelry that is intimate, elegant, and uniquely expressive. Randa’s work has wide range; while some of her collections have a natural, raw, and organic feel, others are architectural, polished, and structural. She creates, now in collaboration with her daughter Sibylle N. Majdalani – interior architect and product designer - unique pieces that pay tribute to the beauty of high quality stones, and complement the natural contours of the woman’s shape. Randa is involved in every step of the creation process from drawings and wax molds to bench work. This intimate process ensures that every gem, precious metal, and beautifully cut diamond is treated in the best possible way to create custom pieces that last a lifetime.

WORKSHOP Randa Tabbah will be hosting a jewelry-making workshop at her Saïfi boutique For more information, refer to the workshops section.

Saifi Village Moukhallassiyyeh St. T +961 1 975 030 E info@randatabbah.com

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RIMA KHATIB Rima’s highly personalized designs go beyond the beauty and utility of a piece, to tell a story. They are expressive works with emotional and symbolic meaning, and thus, they are close to art. They are designart. Her original works are the result of careful reflection and the consistent challenging of design and the manufacturing process, as well as, a high concern for detail and good craftsmanship. Originally an architect from the University of Minnesota, Rima worked in architecture and interior design for a few years, before continuing with her education to study industrial design at Creapole in Paris. She recently decided to follow her passion for design and work exclusively on the creation of furniture, and launched her first collection in June 2012. Some of her pieces can be seen at Espaces Ephemeres, Eklekta and Atelier G.

For this year’s edition of the Beirut Design Week, Rima will be showing her most recent creations in an exhibition entitled “A Game of Hide and Seek” at Le Gray Hotel. The idea for this project was inspired by our society’s lifestyle that results in our having more things with less space to put them in. This innovative collection combines different areas in design and explores a variety of materials and techniques to interpret this concept of “hide and seek”. These poetic pieces are meant to engage the viewer and delight in their fusion style, mixing the industrial with the handmade. “Who is hiding at Le Gray?”

EVENT A cocktail reception around the exhibition “A Game of Hide and Seek” at Le Gray For more information, refer to the events section.

Clemenceau Garden America St. T +961 1 367 317 M +961 3 618 970 E rima.khatib@gmail.com

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ROSA MARIA’ CONCEPT STORE, a concept built to be a platform for artists of different mediums - including designers - to creatively meet and share their radical-beautiful visions through elegant pieces; continues, for the second year, its daily exhibition of art & design talents. Tucked away in a quiet corner, within the imperfect walls of fervently designed spacious showroom awaits the showcase of rosa maria’s jewellery along with artisanal designer accessories, handmade pieces, sculpture, and art from around the globe; just at the backdrop of industrial avant-garde in Beirut’s Mar Mikhael district. Each piece is a treasure unto itself, a must see one-of-a-kind collection.

EVENT Exhibitions of Nadim Haddad, Niloufar Afnan and Krikor Jabotian! For more information, refer to the events section.

Mar Mikhael 56 Madrid St. Khanikian Bldg. T +961 1 571 985 M +961 76 636 835 E rosamaria@rosamariajewellery.com www.facebook/rosamariajewellery

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SARAH’S BAG Sarah Beydoun, Creative Director and Founder of Sarah’s Bag, was one of the first designers in Lebanon to bring Middle Eastern pop culture into the mainstream, and to revive and reinvent the region’s rich traditions of craftsmanship, embroidery, crocheting and textile making. After studying sociology at the American University of Beirut, Beydoun earned her master’s degree from the Université Saint Joseph where she wrote her thesis on prostitution in Lebanon. Soon after, she launched Sarah’s Bag and opened her atelier in Beirut in 2000, bringing together her love of design and fashion with her desire to empower and work with underprivileged women. Her line of handmade handbags and accessories is designed around the skills of prisoners and ex- prisoners she has personally trained and worked with for the past thirteen years. Today over 150 artisans form the backbone of Sarah’s Bag, making it one of the most successful social entrepreneurship brands in the region. And stylish women from Tokyo to Caracas via Beirut and Paris are sitting up and taking notice.

EVENT Launching of the Mexican inspired collection! For more information, refer to the events section.

Ashrafieh Tabaris Lebanon St. Mhanna Bldg. 2nd Fl. T +961 1 575 585 M +961 3 640 038 E info@sarahsbag.com W www.sarahsbag.com

SIEGE SOCIAL Not quite a gallery, nor a showroom. Siege Social is a hybrid space showcasing unique kitchens, furniture and accessories by young & talented designers from all over the world. Tucked in an old wood factory, Siege Social is the new destination in town for those who have a fetish for design.

Wata El Msaitbeh Abi Chahla St. T +961 1 817 710 M +961 3 864 992 E info@siegesocial.com

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THE SMALLVILLE The smallville, an urban lifestyle design hotel, located in the eclectic neighborhood of Badaro, opens in July, 2013. With all the quirky and surreal design elements, this property is not just another hotel, but a hotel with a heart and soul and a project born out of a love and its love story with Beirut seen through quirky and surreal eyes. Staying at the smallville is like visiting a friend’s deeply stylish urban chic Beirut getaway. It’s incredibly laidback, smooth and rooms and suites are like apartments with good working desk, wraparound floor- to-ceiling glass and fabulous balconies. With outrageously good gourmet comfort food and coastal Mediterranean inspired cuisine the hotel houses two restaurants, “The Social” and The Pool House Rooftop. “The Social” is fun and relaxed. With a red circular bar, lobby restaurant, Café Trottoir and outdoor hidden garden with its own exterior kitchen, wood burning oven, giant screen where film aficionados can attend outdoor screenings bringing the experience to life.

The Smallville Hotel Museum District Damascus Rd. T +961 1 619 999 M +961 3 997 342 E rita.chbat@thesmallville.com

Sttch is about the local and the regional. It injects classic design elements with modern applications and reinterpretations, resulting in design that is familiar yet fresh, sustainable and pretty. We enjoy involving our surroundings with what we do, which

EVENT & WORKSHOP Workshop, Open House, Refreshments and Nibbles await! For more information, refer to the workshops section.

Hazmieh Saaeed Frayha St. Farrania Bldg. Ground Fl. T +961 5 955 643 M +961 3 969 463 E info@sttch.com

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STTCH Sttch custom furniture, interiors and product design is a group of designers, producers, craftspeople and art lovers working together to create beautiful spaces and products. From minor changes to major refurbishments, small corners to whole residence, embroidered cushions to hotel facilities, handcrafted shabby chic to high end streamlined finishing, we take it on with our experience, knowhow and design style. Our motto: handcrafted, biodegradable, sustainable, 100% natural, eco-friendly and made with love.

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is why we have built personal relationships with suppliers in the region, learned from their wealth of experience and shared our design perspective with them to create beautiful and authentic end products for our clients/friends. We strive to work with and support housewives and artisans as well as NGO’s and institutions. At Sttch we work with basically all types of material; fabric, wood, glass, metal, paint, stone… If we don’t do it in-house, we’ve got a supplier who can do it for us… Seamstresses, carpenters, welders, electricians, painters, crafters, embroideries, laser cutting and finishing…. Cut, nail, paint, sew, adorn, weave, upholster, sand, mend, design, yes you guessed, pretty much everything! As long as it’s user and environment friendly…


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HOSTED BY VLADIMIR DJUROVIC LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

IMMERSIVE SOUND EXPERIENCE Provided by Architettura Sonora and experienced at Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture’s Garden. Architettura Sonora creates multi-sensory landscapes, giving space a dynamic identity. Integrating a specialized and immersive design with the distinctive shapes and directional properties of the sound modules, allows to re-shape and enhance the space experience of any architecture, creating impressive spatial experiences. The strength of Architettura Sonora resides in the multidisciplinary approach and in the variety of skills and competencies of its team: acousticians, architects, sound designers, musicians, electronic and electro acoustic engineers and mechanical engineers. All with one goal to pursue: make the world a better place to hear, indoors and outdoors. The sound modules allow music to be focused, projected, diverted, constrained or widened in order to redesign the experience of a human habitat.

Broumana Broumana Main Rd Villa Rizk T +961 4 862 444 M +961 3 795 894 E info@vladimirdjurovic.com

EVENT Architettura Sonora invites you to an Immersive Sound Experience at VDLA Broumana For more information, refer to the events section.

WONDEREIGHT We are a Beirut based design agency, working for international and local companies who like to challenge their customers and want to be different and daring. Benefiting from our cultural diversity, we innovate in the fields of branding and visual communication. Our strategic location in the gate of the Middle East allows us to bridge between western and eastern brands and to create concepts that work in their environment while introducing new ways of co-creation. Founded in 1999 by Nasrala brothers Boudy and Walid, today, with Karim Abourizk also on board it gathers a handful of highly skilled creative designers, web developers and marketing strategists who enjoy a bespoke work environment, made to inspire and interact with the local design and art community. This creative space regroups a design agency, a prototyping workshop, a facility for trainings and talks, a handpicked book library and an art exhibition space. Our practices range from brand creation, to visual identity design, brochures, posters, packaging, stands, signage, graphic decoration, communications, above & below the line campaigns, marketing strategy, online and ambient media buying, copywriting, creative copy and design consultancy. We also design and develop websites and interactive solutions, advanced UX, Apps, animation and game design. We specialize as well in Illustration and character design. This multifaceted environment keeps on renewing itself and creates a constant synergy between us, our clients, and the public.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS Jisr El Bacha WonderEight Bldg. T +961 1 494 331 M +961 3 100 233 E suzanne@wondereight.com

Workshops, Talks, Screenings and Open Studios For more information, refer to the events and workshops section.

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and more... ”ESPACES EPHEMERES” Art Space carwan

A Contemporary Art Space | Concept Store created by ZENA BAROUDI

Founded by the architects Pascale Wakim and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte in 2010, Carwan began as the first pop-up gallery in the Middle East. Established in Beirut, the gallery exhibits limitededition pieces in art and design events throughout the world, with a focus on internationalizing design in the Middle East. In exhibitions as well as in its primary Beirut space, Carwan features the work of international cutting-edge designers of unique contemporary objects such as limitededition furniture, lighting, and objets d’art.

There, you will find a wide array of Art drawn from all sides and sources.

CARWAN at L’ebeniste Gefinor center - Bloc E, Clemenceau M +961 03 686 089 E info@carwangallery.com

A veritable hotbed of talents. where you’ll expect the unexpected, value the artistic flair and never settle for the ordinary. Welcome to something special! Downtown Beirut Saifi, Port District, T +961 01 442 265 M +961 03 267 300 E gallery@espacesephemeres.com

Cindy Glass

HHD by Henry Dakak Jr.

CINDY GLASS was founded by designer Laya Rahman and launched its first collection in Paris in spring 2005, being then one of the first shoe labels to be designed by a woman. CINDY GLASS is above all feminine, sensual, smart and can also have a sense of humor. It is versatile and can be theatrical or just urban.

HHD focuses on custom furniture and home accessory lines; handcrafted creations reflecting a modern design mixed with vintage touches, using techniques such as French polish finishing, wax and sand casting and bronze inlays. Henry works with different types of woods, steel, bronze and gold.”

Achrafieh, Selim Bustros Strt. Hachem Bldg. 1st floor

Achrafieh 277 Abdel Wahab El Inglizi Strt.

T +961 01 442 265 M +961 03 267 300 E info@cyndyglass.net

CYNTHIA RAFFOUL Cynthia Raffoul is a jewelry designer that combines refinement and modernity. With Gold and Silver, she manages to reflect timeless emotions throughout the Ages. Her signature designs are -The adaptable snail ring, -The versatile secret heart HOB -The Sur-mesure line, a tailor-made jewelry.

T +961 01 203 844 M +961 70 931 031 E info@henrydakakjr.com

jum Jum is a tiny boutique in the heart of Mar Mikhael where you can find a variety of little treasures such as jewellery, accessories and other knick-nacks. Pharaon Strt, Mar Mikhael T +961 01 443 564 M +961 03276 719 E jum15@hotmail.com

End of Gouraud Street, Gemayzeh T +961 01 443 491 M +961 03 291 518 E info@cynthiaraffoul.com

KARIM BEKDACHE Karim Bekdache is a Lebanese architect who studied in Paris and lives and works in Beirut. His architecture firm, located in the district of Mar Mikhael, is specialized in custom made projects, whereas “karim bekdache showroom” which occupies the front of the premises, is specialized in design furniture from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Mar Mikhael, Madrid Strt. Kassab Bldg T +961 01 566 323 M +961 70 212 882 E info@karimbekdache.com

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Maajoun

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Founded in 2010 by partners Khajag Apelian and Lara Balaa, maajoun is a visual communication studio specializing in editorial and type design. Despite its young age, the studio has worked on a wide selection of projects ranging from web to corporate identities and print, including a series of book cover guidelines for regional publishing house Hachette Antoine and the Arabic adaptation of Disney’s logos. Besides its work in publishing and type design, the studio is known for designing cultural event identities and communication matter.

Nadine Mneimneh is a Beirut-based fashion designer. Since her debut with the Starch foundation in 2010, her work has been showcased in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and France. Her style is a minimal silhouette hinting femininity, with loose and modern fits sharpened by the use of refined menswear fabrics.

Corniche al Mazraa Kia Bldg., 4th floor

Nadine designs and makes all the pieces herself, she will reveal her new collection at her atelier during Beirut Design Week. Hamra Strt. Estral Center, 9th floor

T +961 01 318 042 M +961 71 883 737 W www.maajoun.com

M +961 03 749 099 E nad.mnh@gmail.com

nayef francis design studio Maison Rabih Kayrouz Rabih Kayrouz is praised for his architectural cuts and exacting construction. His work reflects exceptional craftsmanship. Showing four collections per year, rigorous haute-couture style codes are applied to his ready-to-wear collection. Today, the label is present in more than 50 worldwide locations.

The nayef francis design boutique specializes in creating beautiful, comfortable and unique living spaces through expert interior, architectural and furniture design. By closely collaborating with our clients, we are able to combine their vision with ours to bring to life a personalized interior that reflects our client’s personality as well as our expertise. Mar Mikhael, Armenia Strt. T +961 01 444 711 E showroom@nayeffrancis.com

Lebanon Street, Achrafieh T +961 01 566 079 E info@maisonrabihkayrouz.com W www.maisonrabihkayrouz.com

Mirada madrid Mirada Madrid is a design management consultancy operating in Beirut and Madrid. Bridging the gap between design and business through training and consulting, we engage people to undertake design-led solutions within their companies. Prototyping, creating scenarios and mapping processes are some tools used to design a customized process to reveal new perspectives and add value and advance your business. M +961 70 692 698 E joumana@miradamadrid.com

niloufar afnan Niloufar Afnan’s work transgresses the boundaries between art and design. Her background in Sculpture and Furniture Design flirt to provoke a new behavior between object and user. She is currently living and working in Beirut where she established a jewelry practice. Her costume jewelry challenges different medium into sculptural forms. Her work has been exhibited at the Santorini Biennale and the London Design Festival among others. Talet el Khayat Doughan Bldg. M +961 03 906 394 E niloufar.afnan@gmail.com

Najla EL Zein Studio Our studio works in a multitude of creative areas. We push design boundaries through environmental narratives. We love clouds, spoons, hair, paper and whatever we can get our hands on that inspires us to create. Geitawi, Iskandar Hobeiche Street Yellow Building, Ground flr.

Over the Rainbow

T +961 01 561 045 M +961 70 699 943 E mail@najlazein.com

Discover the creations of talented Lebanese designers, only to be found at OVER THE RAINBOW boutique, beginning of Gemmayze str (next to Paul café). Here, in our boutique hidden on the ground floor of this charming little building, you can indulge yourself in a wide rainbow of items, shapes, colors and prices that will satisfy even the most seasoned of shoppers. Whether you are looking for fashion designs, handbags, headpieces, accessories, or even unique glamorous glass jewelry, you will find it all, right here! T +961 01 442 715 M +961 03 225 352 E danachammas@gmail.com

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While the topic continues to be debated, and while a definitive answer may never be reached, Artheum is launching the Beirut Fashion Expo, an artistic exhibition of cutting-edge fashion design with that ‘extra’ twist, which will distinguish it from every other exhibition of sort and give this show its ambitious edge.

www.beirutfashionexpo.com

Karantina river bridge, Corniche al Nahr, Beirut - Lebanon. Call 71 781 783 | Web www.artheum.com | Email info@artheum.com


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PARALX PARALX {par-uh-laks} an acronym of parallel practice, is a multidisciplinary Architecture & Design Practice based in Beirut, Lebanon. PARALX was born as a counter idea to what has been wrongly referred to today as “starchitect”. PARALX radically rejects summarizing the collaborative design process and packaging it as a one person’s work. Wata el Msaitbeh 163 Abi Chahla Strt. T +961 01 819 711 M +961 03 864 992 E karim.moussawer@paralex.com

Tasche Tasché is a leather accessories brand launched in 2008 by designer Angelique Sabounjian. Initially created to design handbags for women, it now includes custom-made desk pieces and a men’s line that is set to launch in the near future. Every Tasché piece tells a story; inspired by friends that are part of Angelique’s journey. Tasché’s creations are designed for the independent, free spirited, elegant and contemporary individual who values conscientious local artistry. Bourj Hammoud, Mimosa Strt. Hadidian Center, Ground Floor M +961 03 510 428 E angelique@tasche.co

Polypod Polypod is an award winning multidisciplinary studio offering solutions in architecture, interiors, graphic and web design. Cofounded by Hani Asfour and Rana Samara Jubayli, Polypod hosts the Creative Series, a platform for creative knowledge exchange.

THE RUG COMPANY

Hamra 2034 3511 226 Makdissi Street Matta Building 204

Founded in 1997, The Rug Company brings together traditional craft and the finest materials with innovative design and tailored customer service. The Rug Company works with 40 of the world’s most influential and inspirational designers including Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Tom Dixon, Diane von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson and Alexander McQueen to create collectable pieces that last a lifetime. All The Rug Company’s collections are entirely handmade, crafted by artisan weavers using skills that have been passed down through many generations.

T +961 01 737 933 M +961 03 030 107 E connect@polypod.com.lb

Achrafieh, Shehadeh Strt Hermitage Bldg T +961 01 322 090 M +961 70 881 082 E haifa@therugcompany.com

Randa Khalil Raad Randa Khalil Raad has been in the Haute Joaillerie business since 1987. What started out as a hobby soon developed into a full-fledged jewelry design & creation business, receiving over the years acclaim from the design capitals of the world. Riad El-Solh Street, Asseily Building (Le Capitole) Block A. Downtown

white sur white White sur White, a multi-disciplinary design and innovation agency sitting at the intersection of architecture, technology, and materials. Headed by Cyrille Najjar, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, UK, under the tutorship of Ron Arad with a double Masters degree in architecture and industrial design. In 2008-2012 he held the position of Professor at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in Beirut.

T +961 01 970 337 M +961 70 641 998 E rkrjewelry@gmail.com W www.randakhalilraad.com

Saifi, Damascus Road Echmoun Building, 8th flr.

RAPIDMANUFACTORY

starch

RapidManufactory is the first 3Dprinting & Rapid manufacturing shop in the Middle East. It is part of theBAKERY, a research and creation lab, centered on manufacturing. Designers, architects, and engineers can now transform their ideas into reality.

Founded by Rabih Kayrouz, Tala Hajjar and in collaboration with Solidere, STARCH is a non-profit organization that helps launch Lebanese emerging designers.

Rmeil, Salah Labake Strt. Next to Private Hotel T +961 01 566 241 M +961 03 566 601 E print@rapidmanufactory.com

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T +961 01 338 732 M +961 03 208 732 E c@wsurw.com W www.wsurw.com

Saifi, Damascus Road Echmoun Building, 8th flr. T +961 01 566 079 W www.starchfoundation.org


OTZ

For how long have you been designing? I am architect and I founded my studio back in 1996. Ever since I have been designing private or public spaces, I created custom-designed pieces of furniture such as table, bed, cabinet and even lighting fixtures, but always for a specific interior. With Facmodo design, I intend to explore the process of designing for manufactured goods market. What is the balance between functionality and aesthetics in your designs? Hard to say! Maybe the key word here is balance, exactly why I chose Facmodo name. Equilibrium is the toughest thing to find: form and function, design and production, aesthetics and practicality, everything matter and you cannot separate one from another. For instance, the first furniture line launched, the OTz system is a combination of cut and bent powder coated metal sheets and I think its beauty lies in the simplicity and easiness of the design, the production and the use, all together.

Can you describe the OTz system? It is a versatile and flexible system of storage and display offering a wide range of dimensions and colors: at least 50 units are already under production (the smallest unit is 40x40x30 and the biggest 400x200x45) and available in all the RAL classic colors, up to 213 hints. So, once you have picked the exact model you need, fitting in you space almost as custommade, you choose the color you feel for: you create your own and unique piece of furniture.

If you could collaborate with another designer, who would it be? Anyone. What I like the most in my job is that I learn constantly and collaborating with a colleague is always fruitful. It is also why I am proud to launch Facmododesign during the second Beirut design Week. It is a great opportunity to show and improve my designs.

What is unique about Facmodo design in the lebanese market? I try to design specific and generic furniture altogether. For OTz, I decided to dimension shelving units based on the generic measurements of things to store and display while allowing for them to be combined and coated according to specific needs and desires. Who's your target audience? Everyone! Everyone who needs solid and convenient bookshelves, music or TV stand with very good finishing at a good quality/price ratio. How do you plan to contribute to the Lebanese design market? I hope the OTz system is good and I would be pleased to contribute in my humble way to the Lebanese know-how and growing resonance.

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what does Facmodo mean? It comes from a Latin phrase, facmodo ut,literally manage to do it right. I like the 2 aspects of this sentence: first, the urge of making, I think we design something because we need it; second, the modus, measure, cadence and by extension, in a proper and true way, I believe rhythm is the core of beauty. So, when searching for our brand name, we looked for something meaningful and bespoke.


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TOP 10 HIGHLIGHTS

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06.

LAUNCH PARTY & NEWCOMERS EXHIBITION

BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK 2013 CONFERENCE

beirut 2090: poster exhibition & food design

SUZANNE LEE’s BIOCOUTURE WORKSHOP

CITY-X’S WORKSHOP AT ALTCITY

THE CRAFT MASTERS TOUR IN Bourj Hammoud Tour

07. 08. 09. 10.

INTRODUCING DAMJ: LIVE MUSIC, FISH & WOOD

creative space BEIRUT at bokJa

CARWAN’S COLLECTING DESIGN PANEL

rana salam Capturing Culture workshop


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