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INTRODUCTION BDW 2014 MAP BDW 2014 PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL GUESTS EVENT DETAILS NEWCOMERS PARTICIPANTS HIGHLIGHTS

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INTRODUCTION

Beirut Design Week 2014 3RD EDITION OF OUR MYRIAD DESIGN CULTURE For the third consecutive year, Beirut Design Week brings you again the latest on all forms of design -local and international- spread all over the city, encompassing over 80 events and locations. With every year the design community grows and the goals of Beirut Design Week become more apparent. Since the beginning, the event stands firmly on three pillars which are the foundation and basis of all the activities that place during the week. These pillars are: creative entrepreneurship, education, and community. All three categories are equally important and sum up the reasons why MENA Design Research Center has initiated and continues to nurture this annual event. CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP Since 2012, Beirut Design Week has helped in building the careers of over 50 young designers in Lebanon; through the promotion of their projects by exhibitions workshops and talks. In specific, the Newcomers Exhibition has proved to be a successful platform which launches young and talented upcoming designer entrepreneurs into the local design scene with much press and media attention. Apart from the promotional aspect, Beirut Design Week also acts as a medium of communication and a platform of networking between established and young designers, in order for the latter to be able to approach well-known and successful Lebanese designers and perceive them as role models. There is no denying that building a successful brand as a designer is an arduous and difficult task that may take years, and therefore, the support system that BDW offers is indeed valued by the participants. Moreover, in order to truly develop the young entrepreneurial spirit in designers, Beirut Design Week now offers a multitude of business-related workshops, that cater directly to the Lebanese designers. Although design in the creative economy of Lebanon is still technically not a major asset, it shows a great deal of potential in terms of equity, human resources, intellectual property, and national brand value.

EDUCATION Local and international educational institutions have always been partners of Beirut Design Week. By offering workshops, talks and exhibitions, the event aims to bridge the gap between universities and the industry, as well as bring in new knowledge from the most progressive design schools in the world. In past 2 years Beirut Design Week has hosted over 25 international guest speakers at conferences, and alone in 2014 this number is set to double. However, not only knowledge that comes from abroad is shared during the week. In fact the majority of workshop s are given by local designers, design studios and companies that dedicate time to teach their skills to the younger generations. Nonetheless, Beirut Design week education is not only for the young but also for the curious of any age. In fact variety is always appreciated by the organizers and the participants. Among all the various disciplines and forms of design: graphics, products, furniture, architecture, fashion, social impact, service, interaction, participatory and co-creation; there is always something of interest even to the person with the least design knowledge or skill. This year Beirut Design Week offers an incredible selection of educational documentaries, inspiring talks and panel discussions, strenuous hands-on workshops, thought-provoking exhibitions, stimulating designer dinners, informative tours and much more. COMMUNITY Without the design community of Lebanon, there would not be a Beirut Design Week. This community is made up of the participants that come from all design disciplines and the audience who attend the events. It is of paramount importance to keep building and developing a collective interest-based network that supports its members. As a dense myriad design culture and an oasis of creative talent in the Middle East and North Africa, this design community is bound to create a positive outlook on the country and provide its designers international recognition.


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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”. Design: 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. Beirut Design Week was awarded in the Lebanese Social Economic Awards in 2013 as a project supported by TAGbrands and it continues to be the main annual event organized by MENA Design Research Center bringing together all the designers and architects of Lebanon under one national festival dedicated to all forms of design. Gradually, the event has become more international over the years and has now expanded to include exhibitions by renown designers from Europe and beyond.

THE FOUNDERS & ORGANIZERS OF BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK

Doreen Toutikian

DIRECTOR MENA Design Research Center

MAYA KARANOUH

Doreen Toutikian is an interdisciplinary designer and a social entrepreneur. 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 wrote her master thesis on the creation of the MENA Design Research Center under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Michael Erlhoff, which was awarded in the Koelner Design Preis. Toutikian then sought partnership with the private sector in Lebanon to fulfill her goal; leading her to TAGbrands and Maya Karanouh. She is currently Director of the MENA DRC, organizer of Beirut Design Week, educator on design research methods, board member of the International Gender Design Network, fellow in the Salzburg Global Seminar and a regular guest speaker at various conferences around the world. www.menadrc.org

CEO TAGBRANDS & CHAIR, MENA Design Research Center In the past decade Maya Karanouh has been an active entrepreneur and is a leading member of the regional creative sector in the Middle East. Maya is currently the CEO at Tagbrands, an award winning branding strategy company that aligns brand image with the strategic objectives for its clients. Tagbrands is proud to have amongst its regional client base: Banque du Liban, Bank Audi, World Sports Group, IPT, Debbane Saikali Group, Eduvation, Slim Oil, Bar Tartine, Patchi and M1 Group. TAGbrands has won several international design awards such as the Silver Midas Award (2011), Graphis Annual (2011) and the ReBrand 100 Award (2011 & 2014). Maya has been honored to receive the following awards for her work in the private sector as an entrepreneur: the 2006 British Council’s Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year for Lebanon, the “35 under 35 Global Women Entrepreneurs” award in 2007 and the “Rising Talent” award by the Women’s Forum in France in 2008. As Maya is a strong believer in design and innovation she co-founded the MENA Design Research Center in 2010 a non-profit organization dedicated to design research and social change in the Middle East and North Africa, in which she co-organizes Beirut Design Week each year, which is currently in its 3rd edition. www.tagbrandsglobal.com


CREALEV RIK RUNGE NIELS BAKKERUS STUDIO MIEKE MEIJER STUDIO JSPR T+HUIS

Beirut Design Week 2014 presents

DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION

june 9 - 15, Dutch Design Venue, Beirut Souks, Jewelry Section


DANISH CONTEMPORARY DANISH ARCHITECTURE TM

Danish Design & Architecture Initiative

9th June – 15th June 2014, Beirut Souks

THE EXHIBITION Throughout the 20th century, architectural masterminds such as Jørn Utzon, Arne Jacobsen and Johan von Spreckelsen developed a strong identity in Danish architecture, built around an idiom that was minimalist, clean and functional. Today, these same values continue to permeate the works of Danish architects, and they are still very much at the core of the international brand that Danish architecture has become. However, for Danish architects over the past 20 to 30 years there has been an increased focus on delivering solutions that are not only functional and beautiful, but are also sustainable. The projects included in this exhibition – which spreads 21 projects over the categories of Housing, Commercial & Industrial, Health & Learning, Culture and Urban Development – are all examples of contemporary, sustainable architecture by Danish firms. Socially sustainable projects that are programmed for interaction, environmentally sustainable projects that reduce emissions by converting sun, wind and water into energy, and economically sustainable projects, where abandoned buildings and even entire districts are being put to different use – all are represented in this exhibition, which gives an overview of the talent and diversity of contemporary Danish Architects.

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Beirut Design Week 2014, in collaboration with Dawawine and British Council present:

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN

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A Talk by Rowan Bain

Wednesday 11 June from 6pm to 7pm


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PROGRAM In the next few pages you will find the full program divided by day. Each day is dedicated to a certain area in Beirut. For information and details about each event refer to the Event Details section.


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TYPOGRAPHY: Half of what I say: typographic poetry by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Monday 10 June from 11am to 1pm Location: Feer McQueen, Jeita Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/422 Fee: $10 DIY & RECYCLE: The New Souvenir Shop by Wyssem Nochi ON/OFF Monday 9, Tuesday 10, and Wednesday 11 June from 11am to 2 pm Location: ON/OFF, Hamra Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/431 Fee: $30 PRODUCT DESIGN & FABRICATION: White sur White Workshop by Cyrille Najjar Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 June from 12pm to 5pm Location: WhiteLab, Geitawi Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/420 Fee: $85

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DESIGN FOR SOCIAL IMPACT: T+LOCAL with T+HUIS Tuesday 10 June from 12pm to 2pm Location: Dutch Design Venue Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/416 Fee: $20 TYPOGRAPHY & CALLIGRAPHY: Designing Ambigrams with Niels Bakkerus Tuesday 10 June from 4pm to 6pm Location: Dutch Design Venue Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/415 Fee: $25 EDITORIAL DESIGN: Augmenting the magazine: editorial design out of the box by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Tuesday 10 June from 4pm to 7pm Location: Feer McQueen, Jeita Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/421 Fee: $10

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GRAPHIC DESIGN: A graphic designer’s skill set with Walid Nasrala of Wondereight Wednesday 11 June from 6.30pm to 9pm Location: Wondereight, Jisr el Bacha Registration: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/433 Fee: free ACCESSORIES DESIGN: Create & Wear with Sibylle Tamer Atelier S/Z Wednesday June 11 from 4.30pm to 9.30pm Location: Atelier S/Z, Gemmayze For info: call 01 587929 Fee: free DESIGN & BUSINESS: Designing at Multi-capacity with Mirada Madrid & Agile Lebanon Wednesday 11 June from 9.30am to 1.30pm Location: Skillz, Gemmayze Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/427 Fee: $50 DESIGN & BUSINESS: Financial Tools to Start and Expand your Business by BLC Bank Wednesday 11 June from 4pm to 6pm Location: BLC Bank Learning Center Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/440 Fee: free COLOURS & BRANDING: Colours, colours & lots of colours by Firas Mghames & Zeina Baaklini from Feer McQueen Wednesday 11 June from 4pm to 7pm Location: Feer McQueen, Jeita Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/423 Fee: $10 CUT & PASTE: Creating Contemporary Products From Traditional Islamic Design by Rana Salam Wednesday June 11 from 4pm to 7pm Location: Rana Salam Studio, Ashrafieh Registration: caroline@ranasalam.com or call +961 1 217 244 Fee: $50

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DUTCH DESIGN TALKS FEATURING: 1. Designing the Healthcare Experience with Rik Runge, Philips Healthcare 2. T+LOCAL Design for impact with Dennis Meulenbroeks and Aike Heuvelink 3. Street Art, Graffiti, Illustration & Typography with Niels Bakkerus 4pm to 5.30pm Location: Dutch Design Venue, Beirut Souks, Jewelry Section International Design in the Victoria & Albert Museum London with Rowan Bain, Wednesday 11 June from 6pm to 7pm Location: Dawawine, Gemmayze

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INTERACTION DESIGN: Creating interactive prototypes with Rik Runge from Philips Design Thursday 12 June from 4pm to 6pm Location: Dutch Design Venue in Beirut Souks Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/413 Fee: $50 SERVICE DESIGN: Designing your City of Tomorrow with Anna Asikainen, Nina Martin and Francisco Blockstrand Thursday 12 & Friday 13 June from 10am to 4pm (presentation of outcomes on Sat 14 at noon) Location: Badguer, Bourj Hammoud Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/414 Fee: $30 FASHION DESIGN: A Creative Approach to Making Clothing with Caroline Simonelli Thursday 12 June from 9am to 4pm Location: LAU, Beirut campus, Nicol 310 Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/419 Fee: Free RECYCLING CLOTHES: Remake It with Grace Rihan, atelierG Thursday June 12 (workshop one: 10.30am to 2.30pm) (workshop two: 3.30pm to 7.30pm) Location: atelierG, Ashrafieh Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/432 Fee: $100 FASHION JOURNALISM: Life on the Front Row with Hilary Alexander Thursday 12 June from 2pm to 4pm Location: LAU, Beirut campus, BB 903 Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/418 Fee: Free STARTUP DESIGN: Startup Design by Mirada Madrid, Happenings, & Bader Thursday 12 June from 2pm to 8pm Location: Coworking 961, Sursock Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/412 Fee: $80/person or $200 for a Team of 3 CO-CREATION & INNOVATION: Time Traveler with Rima Khatib Thursday June 12 from 5pm to 7pm Location: Rima Khatib Designart, Clemenceau Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/428 Fee: $20 JEWELRY DESIGN: Crafting Jewelry with Nada Zeineh Thursday 12 June from 6pm to 9pm Location: Nada Zeineh Showroom, Sursock Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/425 Fee: $25 Dabbo u

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Humor in design with Rebecca Mourani from Feer McQueen Friday 13 June 11am to 12pm Location: Feer Mcqueen, Jeita Design: Play Seriously with Wondereight Friday 13 June at 1pm Location: Wondereight, Jisr el Bacha Shifting Perspectives on Design with ALBA Friday 13 June 5pm to 6.30pm Location: ALBA, Sin El Fil

Beirut with ALBA Global Design Master Students Friday 13 June from 3pm to 5pm Location: ALBA, Sin el Fil Registration: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/424 Fee: free LIGHTING DESIGN: Express with Light with Hilights Friday 13 June from 5pm to 11pm (open). Location: Hilights, Ashrafieh Registration: No registration required Fee: free

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Dutch Design Exhibition Opening hours 6pm to 11pm at Dutch Design Venue, Beirut Souks, Jewelry section Danish Architecture Exhibition Opening hours 6pm to 11pm at Danish Architecture Venue, Beirut Souks, Jewelry section Newcomers Exhibition 6pm to 11pm at Newcomers Exhibition, Saifi Village

CITY CRAFTING: urbacraft encounters by the sea by Atelier Hamra Saturday June 14 from 3pm to 6pm Location: Beirut Art Center Registration & info: info@beirutartcenter.org or call 01 397 018 Fee: $10

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BDW KIDS CO-CREATION & INNOVATION WORKSHOP FOR KIDS, AGES 6 TO 10 Session 1: 2pm to 3.30 pm: “Dream up the best time-traveling machine”. A product design workshop, hosted by Hadia Khouri. Session 2: 3.30pm to 5pm: “Imagine your doll, a thousand years ago”. An outfit design workshop hosted by Karen Karam and Graziella Hindi. Session 3: 5pm to 6.30pm: “Tell us about your adventures when you visited your ancestors”. A story telling workshop hosted by Rania Zbib and Graziella Hindi. Location: Rima Khatib Designart, Clemenceau Registration: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/430 Fee: $10

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The Artisans Tour in Bourj Hammoud From 9am to 1pm Meeting point: The Artisan Initiative For info: +961 3 510 428

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Designing your City of Tomorrow in Bourj Hammoud with Anna Asikainen, Nina Martin and Francisco Blockstrand Saturday 14 June from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Location: Badguer, Bourj Hammoud

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BDW 2014 PARTY Meet us on Saturday June 15 at Station Jisr Wati starting 9pm for the Beirut Design Week 2014 Party


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INTERNATIONAL GUESTS This year Beirut Design Week welcomes 21 international guests who will be present throughout the week in the city. Some will be giving talks, and workshops, and others will be exhibiting their work. Don’t miss your chance to meet them in person at the Designer Dinners.


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MONA HATOUM CONTEMPORARY ART Mona Hatoum first became widely known in the mid 80s for a series of performance and video works that focused with great intensity on the body. In the 90s her work moved increasingly towards large-scale installations and sculpture. Hatoum has developed a language in which familiar, domestic everyday objects are often transformed into foreign, threatening and dangerous things. Even the human body is rendered unfamiliar in ‘Corps étranger’ (1994), a video installation that displays an endoscopic journey through the interior landscape of her own body. Hatoum was born into a Palestinian family in Beirut in 1952 and now lives and works in London and Berlin. She has held solo exhibitions in numerous museums in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. She has participated in several important exhibitions including the Turner Prize (1995), The Venice Biennale (1995 and 2005), The Istanbul Biennial (1995), Documenta XI (2002), the Biennale of Sydney (2006), the 3rd Auckland Triennial

(2007) and the Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2008). Solo exhibitions include Centre Pompidou, Paris (1994), Tate Britain, London (2000) Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Magasin 3, Stockholm (2004), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2005). Recent exhibitions include Measures of Entanglement, UCCA, Beijing (2009), Interior Landscape, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2009), Witness, Beirut Art Center, Beirut (2010), Le Grand Monde, Fundaciòn Marcelino Botìn, Santander (2010), You Are Still Here, Arter, Istanbul (2012) and at the Kunsmuseum St Gallen, Switzerland (2013). Mona Hatoum was the winner of the prestigious 2011 Joan Miró Prize and a solo exhibition of her work was held at Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona in 2012. She is currently the subject of an extensive survey exhibition entitled Turbulence at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha.

TALK: FOSTERING CREATIVITY AND DESIGN THINKING LOCATION: LAU BEIRUT, IRWIN AUDITORIUM (JUNE 12, 6PM)

Hilary Alexander FASHION JOURNALISM Born in New Zealand, Hilary  Alexander OBE is  the former Fashion Director of The Daily Telegraph. She retired from the Telegraph in 2011, after 26 years, and has continued to work as a freelance stylist and writer,  for websites and magazines including Hello!, and as a fashion consultant for Marks & Spencer’s Per Una range. She appears regularly on television programs and on radio. She works regularly with a number of charities, including Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and the British Heart Foundation, and styles annual gala fashion shows for Breast Cancer Care, and The Household Cavalry Foundation’s Fashion for the Brave.

A long-established supporter of Graduate Fashion Week since it began more than two decades ago, she has been a GFW Trustee since 2011. She has been named British Fashion Journalist of the Year twice (1998 and 2003). In May 2001, she was awarded the title Visiting Professor by the London Institute, and in  November, 2007, was honored with the title Doctor of Design by Nottingham Trent University. She was awarded the OBE for services to fashion journalism on November 28, 2013. She regularly appears on television,  and is a passionate traveler, long distance walker, gardener, cook, and cat lover.

TALK: FOSTERING CREATIVITY AND DESIGN THINKING (JUNE 12, 6PM) WORKSHOP: Fashion Journalism, LIFE ON THE FRONT ROW (JUNE 12, 2PM) LOCATION: LAU, BEIRUT


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Jasper van Grootel, STUDIO JSPR FURNITURE & INTERIOR DESIGN JSPR is a Dutch furniture and interior design brand, specialized in creating extraordinary, distinctive products and interiors. They offer high quality with an unexpected touch. Creativity combined with professional craftsmanship. That’s what JSPR represents. Every design is infused with its own retrospective personality. This, combined with innovative materials results in a unique collection of products. Next to this JSPR also realizes interior projects and produces custom-made pieces.

Jasper van Grootel founded JSPR after graduating at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2005. Nowadays JSPR consists of a team of independent designers and a production team that forms the heart of the company. The designers are supported by a technical staff to make sure every product / project is realized to everybody’s maximum satisfaction. JSPR likes functional simplicity; quality that brings a smile to people’s faces. Their first priority is to create strong products that offer people more than they expect.

Exhibition: Dutch Design Exhibition (JUNE 9, 6PM) LOCATION: DUTCH DESIGN VENUE, BEIRUT SOUKS

Rowan BAIN

RIK RUNGE

CURATION AT THE V&A

INTERACTION DESIGN AT PHILIPS

Rowan Bain joined the Victoria and Albert Museum as Assistant Curator in 2010. As a member of the V&A’s Middle East Department she has curated displays and high profile events relating to contemporary design practice in the region. In 2013, she curated the major installation Wind Portal for the London Design Festival.

Rik Runge is an Interaction Design Consultant for healthcare products and services at Philips Design. He is responsible for creating digital solutions that optimize the healthcare experience. He advocates using rapid prototyping methods, while bringing experience from designing many consumer-facing UI’s. Before joining Philips he earned recognition while working at a large online web design agency and as entrepreneur with award-winning apps and websites. He studied Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology. He can be followed on Twitter via @runge.

Her specialist interests include 19th and 20th century fashion and graphic art. She is now based in the V&A’s Print Department. Her recent exhibition is A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution.

TALK: INTERNATIONAL DESIGN IN THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM LONDON (JUNE 11, 6PM) LOCATION: DAWAWINE, GEMMAYZE

TALK: DESIGNING THE HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE (JUNE 11, 4PM) WORKSHOP: CREATING INTERACTIVE PROTOTYPES (JUNE 12, 4PM) LOCATION: DUTCH DESIGN VENUE, BEIRUT SOUKS


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Pauline Deltour INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Pauline Deltour (born in 1983, Landerneau, France) Studied applied art and design at the Olivier de Serres (ENSAAMA) in Paris (2001-4) and holds a bachelors degree in industrial design from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, (2004-7). Between 2006-2009, worked as a designer and a project leader at Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich and opened her own studio as of winter 2009 in Munich, Germany. Lives and works in Paris since October 2010. Among her clients are: Alessi, Puiforcat, Discipline, Designerbox, Kvadrat, Japan Creative, MUJI, LaCie, Lexon, FPM, the city of Munich. Of particular note are her designs for a range of office accessories for Muji and a range of tableware for Alessi. Since March 2010, collaborates with Anne Laure Gautier & Gwenaelle Girard as EN BANDE ORGANISÉE on various space projects (shop windows, exhibitions, interior architecture, …) for various clients (Balmain, Babolat, Ateliers de Paris,…). mail@paulinedeltour.com - www.paulinedeltour.com - T: +33 (0)1 42 41 55 29

TALK: NOUVELLE VAGUE, THE NEW FRENCH DOMESTIC LANDSCAPE (JUNE 10, 5PM) LOCATION: INSTITUT FRANCAIS

CEDRIC MORISSET

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After completing his studies in Art History and Cultural Management, Cédric Morisset started his career in contemporary art and then turned to the field of design. He began his activities as exhibition curator in 2003 upon an invitation from the Lisbon International Design Biennal, followed by several exhibitions presented in France and abroad, including French Reference (Shanghai and Guangzhou, 2008), Icons of Design (Sao Paulo, 2009) and Nouvelle Vague (Milan, 2011 and 2013).

Hi! I’m Angela Jansen. Conceptual designer. Graduate of the Design Academy. I mostly love designing fashion and technology related things. I design both intuitive as analytical, the contrast between these two features provide versatility in my assignments and clients. 

At the same time, Cédric Morisset has been a permanent contributor specialized in design for AD magazine and the daily French newspaper, Le Figaro. Between 2010 and 2012, he supervised, as general curator, the annual exhibition AD Intérieurs, organized by the eponymous magazine. Since 2013, Cédric Morisset has been head of the design department of the French auction house PIASA. He signed the chapter dedicated to design in the book Louis Vuitton, art, mode & architecture published by Rizzoli New York, as well as a book of interviews with Brazilian designers Humberto & Fernando Campana (published by Archibooks), and co-wrote One Hundred and One Words of Design with Marion Vignal (also published by Archibooks).

TALK: NOUVELLE VAGUE, THE NEW FRENCH DOMESTIC LANDSCAPE (JUNE 10, 5PM) LOCATION: INSTITUT FRANCAIS

Together, we know and can do more. My great empathy combined with strong self-esteem creates strong partnerships with both my clients as other designers / technicians. I am coowner of Crealev. Crealev combines design and technology together... Resulting in beautiful levitating products. Crealev creates eye-catching products Utilizing own patented magnetic levitation (maglev) technology. Our products can be divided into three main categories; levitation modules, display products and our floating lamps. www.crealev.com - www.floating-lamps.com - www.angela.nu

Exhibition: Dutch Design Exhibition (JUNE 9, 6PM) LOCATION: DUTCH DESIGN VENUE, BEIRUT SOUKS


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Mieke Meijer & Roy Letterlé, STUDIO MIEKE MEIJER INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Studio Mieke Meijer is a Dutch design studio run by Mieke Meijer and Roy Letterlé. A constructive form language, clean lines and industrial details contribute to a strong, recognizable signature. The designs of Studio Mieke Meijer are never purely functional but offer the user freedom to use them his own way. This helps them retain their autonomy. The designs are mostly hand made in their Eindhoven based workshop. Craftmanship and highly demanding finish are of fundamental importance. Meijer (Wezep, 1982) graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven. Letterle (Kerkrade, 1978) studied architecture at PTH Eindhoven. Together they work on self-initiated and commissioned projects. In addition, they teach at Design Academy Eindhoven and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Studio Mieke Meijer regularly takes part in exhibitions in different contexts both nationally and internationally. The works are available through a limited selection of galleries in the Netherlands and abroad. www.miekemeijer.nl - info@miekemeijer.nl - T: +31(0)611254354

Exhibition: Dutch Design Exhibition (JUNE 9, 6PM) LOCATION: DUTCH DESIGN VENUE, BEIRUT SOUKS

JAN KATH CARPET DESIGN He consciously breaks with traditional ways of seeing and throws strict rules of composition out the window. While an entire generation once rolled up their grandmothers’ Persian rugs and exiled them from their living rooms, Kath’s designs are now bringing them “back to the floor.” “Nobody feels comfortable in clinically styled apartments with highly polished concrete floors,” Kath explains. “Our carpets are an organic dotting of the ‘i‘, islands of well-being with a healing effect in cool interiors – without destroying the overall style.” Kath has developed an unmistakable signature that defines style and makes him one of the most important carpet designers on the international stage today. His designs have earned him numerous accolades, including the “red dot“ award and the “Carpet Design Award“. More and more of his work is now appearing in museums that showcase art and design such as the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art and the Beijing International Design Triennial. Kath is an autodidact. The matrix for his innovative designs is formed by a relationship to carpets with deep emotional roots: he is from the third generation of a family of carpet dealers who have branches in the Ruhr and in Berlin. When he was just a young boy, he and his father used to visit manufacturers in Iran and Nepal.

These experiences trained his eye and awakened a fundamental understanding of color combinations and proportions. At the same time, Kath never wanted to follow in the footsteps of his parents, and he never intended to continue running their business for them. In order to find his own way, he traveled through Asia and the Middle East when he was 20 years old. During this trip, he wound up, more or less accidentally, in Nepal. There, friends of his family offered him the opportunity to start working as a quality controller in their carpet production business. His “connection with the world of carpets” was reestablished. Later, Kath took control of the manufacturing process and began to produce his own designs. Inspired by numerous trips through vibrant world cities like Paris, Istanbul, New York, Tokyo, Beirut, Sydney, and, last but not least, his home – the Ruhr, with its archaic industrial culture – he quickly developed an individual signature. Although the allure created by imperfection, erosion, and transformation plays a central role in his designs, Kath is “uncompromisingly conservative” where quality is concerned. www.jan-kath.com

TALK: WHAT INSPIRES US TO DESIGN (JUNE 10, 6:30PM) EXHIBITION: ERASED HERITAGE CARPET COLLECTION (JUNE 10, 6PM) LOCATION: IWAN MAKRABI, ASHRAFIEH


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ESEN KAROL COMMUNICATION DESIGN Graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul and received her master’s degree in communications design from Pratt Institute, New York, where she studied with Fulbright scholarship. She has participated in several international exhibitions and design events. Her first solo poster exhibition “48 x 68” took place at Pratt Manhattan, where she also taught as visiting lecturer in spring 2002. Her posters are in the permanent collection of Museum Für Gestaltung, Zurich. She taught typography and publication design at Istanbul Bilgi University, VCD Department in 2003–2012. Currently she works in her ‘one-person’ design studio “Esen Karol Design Ltd.” in Istanbul. Founded in 1996, the studio concentrates on editorial design. www.esenkarol.com - esenkarol@gmail.com TALK: FOSTERING CREATIVITY AND DESIGN THINKING LOCATION: LAU BEIRUT, IRWIN AUDITORIUM (JUNE 12, 6PM)

Caroline Simonelli fashion design Caroline Shlala-Simonelli is a Lebanese/American designer who teaches fashion design at Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Before teaching, Caroline had a long career as a fashion designer in women’s dress apparel. Along with her own line of volume and couture collection, Large Sizes for Q V C , Bloomingdales and Saks fifth avenue, she was also Head Dress Designer at Liz Claiborne and Head Collection Designer at Mollie Parnis New York. In June 2011, alongside her former Parsons student Sarah Hermez, Caroline co-founded the Creative Space Beirut, a free school for fashion design, and  travels from New York to Beirut twice a year to lend her expertise and experience to the Creative Space.  TALK: FOSTERING CREATIVITY AND DESIGN THINKING (JUNE 12, 6PM) WORKSHOP: FASHION DESIGN, A Creative Approach to Making Clothing (JUNE 12, 9AM) LOCATION: LAU, BEIRUT

FRANCISCO TORRES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Francisco Torres is a Swiss designer post-graduated at ECAL (University of Art and Design of Lausanne) where he was teacher at the industrial design department. In 2005 he founded the INOUT Designers platform to promote young Swiss talents with the support of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture and the IKEA Foundation. He lived and worked in Lausanne, Zurich, Paris and New-York. Since 2009, he moved to Mexico City where he teaches at the CENTRO university and where he founded his gallery Ediciones Jalapa, a design gallery who produces limited editions of furniture which some of them were selected by the Moma Store. His work has received several awards like; Design Prize Switzerland, Nominee by the Raymond Loewy Foundation Switzerland, Honorable mention of the ECAL, AD&D Design Award, Vitra Prize of the Biennal of Kourtrijk. Most recently Francisco is council member of the Mexican design festival “Abierto Mexicano de Diseño”.

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Niels BaKkerus TYPOGRAPHY & ILLUSTRATION Niels Bakkerus (1985) is a multi-disciplinary artist working and living in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Graduated in 2010 at St. Joost Breda in Illustration Niels now works as a freelance type designer, illustrator and artist. He works in various different disciplines. Sometimes working on one in specific, sometimes trying to combine them all at the same time. The main ingredients of his work are based on typography, graffiti, street art and illustration. All of these categories are linked to each other and this can be seen in most of his works. Whether it is graffiti combined with illustration, or street art combined with typography. Letters play a big role in all of his work from commercial projects to conceptual art. He works with the aesthetics of letters, the words itself and plays with the image and the meaning of the text. This can be seen best in his calligraphic art and ambigrams. The love for calligraphy, penmanship and typography started with

graffiti. Nowadays he uses spray-paint for painting realistic portraits, paintings and murals. Next to graffiti Niels puts his focus on all kinds of art in public places, this led to his signature street art style called Papercut. He tries to compose new images in public places, billboards and on canvas by cutting and rearranging posters and flyers found on the streets. Niels works for Papierwerk, his own creative studio where he uses his skills in graphic design, illustration and typography on commissioned jobs. Papierwerk is specialized in illustration and custom lettering. Niels spends his time working on commercial jobs and on his personal art projects. Next to that he also plays a big role in the local ultras scene making huge tifo banners for Lighttown Madness, and is part of creative collaboration biki90. www.bakkerus.nl - www.papierwerk.net

Exhibition: Dutch Design Exhibition (JUNE 9, 6PM) WORKSHOP: DESIGNING AMBIGRAMS (JUNE 10, 4PM) TALK: Street Art, Graffiti, Illustration & Typography (JUNE 11, 5PM) LOCATION: DUTCH DESIGN VENUE, BEIRUT SOUKS

NINA MARTIN, ANNA Asikainen & FRANCISCO BLOCKSTRAND DESIGN & ENTREPRENEURSHIP Nina Martin is a social designer and aspiring entrepreneur from Berlin, Germany with a background in new media and film production. Using video tools, new technologies and design thinking methodologies, she engages with social challenges through participatory workshops and frameworks. After having worked in Lebanon with domestic workers thanks to the MENA Design Research Center, indigenous communities in Mexico and township residents in South Africa as part of the World Design Capital 2014 amongst several service design projects, she is now focusing on completing her MA studies at Aalto University and setting up long-term engagement with exciting Beiruti change makers. Anna Asikainen, currently working as competence manager at Aalto University Executive Education, is a social entrepreneur and education professional from Finland who feels passionate about social business, smart city initiatives, clean-tech and renewable energy solutions. Her expertise lies in the responsible side of business and strategy making. She has traveled around quite a bit for work and leisure but still has a lot to see and learn. Anna has done both the bachelor’s and master’s studies in Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki. She has worked with Nina on setting up a Beirut-Helsinki initiative since 2012 when they met in rural Mexico where they were working with IDEO designers on sustainable tourism solutions. Francisco Blockstrand, Co-founder and CEO of Usaver Mexico, is a social entrepreneur with a passion for sustainability, social responsibility and environmental solutions from Mexico. His expertise consists of the application of leadership and innovation into modern issues regarding energy consumption and empowering rural communities through environmentalfriendly entrepreneurial practices. His background in studies consists on engineering applied to sustainable development and business through entrepreneurship.

TALK: SERVICE DESIGN, DESIGNING YOUR CITY OF TOMORROW (JUNE 14, 1PM) WORKSHOP: SERVICE DESIGN, DESIGNING YOUR CITY OF TOMORROW (JUNE 12&13, 10AM) LOCATION: BADGUER, BOURJ HAMMOUD


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Dennis Meulenbroeks & Aike Heuvelink, T+HUIS DESIGN FOR SOCIAL IMPACT Dennis Meulenbroeks Founder and CEO T+HUIS Dennis Meulenbroeks is the founder and CEO of T+HUIS organization, the Netherlands. He has a background in traditional product design, but most of all his entrepreneurial spirit and empowering approach comes to life in the T+HUIS. Over the years, Dennis has been developing the T+HUIS to an organization that now receives international recognition for its innovative and successful approach in the educational field. Under his supervision the T+HUIS has won several international awards, for example the Design Management Europe award, in the category public non-profit organizations. In the last seven years Dennis has been speaking on various international events in Paris, Koln, Berlin, Manchester, Amsterdam, Doha and Beirut.   Aike Heuvelink Designer and innovator at T+HUIS Aike Heuvelink is a designer and innovator at T+HUIS organization, the Netherlands. She has been educated as a conceptual designer at the Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She has grown strong capabilities in guiding students and applying design thinking in the social field. Over the years she has been managing diverse projects within the educational field, varying from community projects to hosting workshops at various international events. Now the T+HUIS is growing internationally she is managing a multi-disciplinary team of designers in a mission to share knowledge and experience in the social design field. Aike is hosting workshops on social design thinking within various international universities.

Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini GRAPHIC DESIGN Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini is one of the partners of Studio Kmzero, a graphic design agency based in Florence (Italy) that has since 2001 been creating typographic experimentation and digital typefaces (Ego[n] magazine, Z-fonts) while developing visuals and interaction design for media and fashion brands (Vogue, Wired, Sky, Repubblica). He started his career as a digital illustrator and comic artist, and has been researching and teaching visual narratives and creativity during the last fifteen years. He has been in the directive board of AIAP,  italian graphic design association, and he’s now teacher of Creative Process at IED - Istituto Europeo di Design in Florence. When not working as a designer he’s usually drawing and painting portraits, writing short stories, fighting daily with procrastination, and spotting around the world uses of the typefaces he created with his partners at Studio Kmzero - which have been downloaded more than two million times on the web.

WORKSHOP 1: Half of what I say, typographic poetry (JUNE 10, 11AM) WORKSHOP 2: AUGMENTING THE MAGAZINE editorial design out of the box (JUNE 10, 4PM) LOCATION: FEER MCQUEEN, JEITA

Exhibition: Dutch Design Exhibition (JUNE 9, 6PM) WORKSHOP: DESIGN FOR SOCIAL IMPACT (JUNE 10, 12PM) TALK: T+LOCAL DESIGN FOR IMPACT (JUNE 11, 4:30PM) LOCATION: DUTCH DESIGN VENUE, BEIRUT SOUKS


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ALL EVENT DETAILS As always, BDW brings you a myriad of varieties in design forms and events. Attend a workshop, participate in a talk, enjoy drinks at a networking event, an exhibition or collection launch, or focus on one of this year’s selection of design films.


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WORKSHOPS Service Design

Interaction Design

Designing your City of Tomorrow with Anna Asikainen, Nina Martin and Francisco Blockstrand from AALTO University, Finland

Creating interactive prototypes with Rik Runge from Philips Design

Beirut and any city is only as vibrant as its citizens. And the same can be said of the services you experience in the city. How can we design these services in a way that allows citizen participation to shape the Beirut of tomorrow? New technologies now lie in the palm of your hand. As users and designers, how can these technologies make your city more connected and smarter, not just more high-tech? In this workshop we will look at the intrinsic social network of people and their disciplines in Bourj Hammoud. How are people connected in the life beyond the store fronts? Through design methodologies we will learn from the way the area functions, the artisans

interact, the local identity has been shaped and try to translate those insights into services with and for the area and the rest of Beirut. In three days of this service design workshop at Badguer we will go through a full design process to shape potential services towards a connected city. The methodology has arisen from designers at Aalto University in Finland and their partners in South Africa, during a World Design Capital 2014 project. Come join us to design the Beirut of tomorrow together!

Interactive prototypes are an important tool in your designer toolbox when you want to learn how people really feel about your user interface designs. Philips Design uses a rapid prototyping software (Axure RP) to create interactive mock-ups that closely approach the final user experience. By doing so they are able to test assumptions and learn where to improve their designs. In this workshop, we get a hands-on training into using Axure RP from Rik Runge, Interaction Design Consultant at Philips Design. We will learn to create a basic interactive prototype that will run on your tablet or smartphone. This workshop is aimed at students and professionals with an interest in app design and creating interactive prototypes. Note: laptop + tablet/smartphone are required.

About Philips Design Philips Design, with branch studios in Europe, North America and Asia, is the international in-house design group at Philips responsible for all the design work within the company. A recognized global leader in people-centric design, Philips Design’s creative force is comprised of designers across various disciplines, as well as psychologists, ergonomists, sociologists and anthropologists, all working together to understand people’s needs and desires and to translate these into relevant solutions and experiences that create value for people and business.This workshop is aimed at students and professionals with an interest in app design and creating interactive prototypes.

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Date & Time: Thursday June 12 and Friday June 13, 10am-4pm (Presentation on Saturday June 14 at noon) Location: Badguer, Bourj Hammoud Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/414 Fee: $30

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 4pm-6:30pm Location: Dutch Design Venue in Beirut Souks Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/413 Fee: $50

GRAPHIC Design

Product Design & Fabrication

A graphic designer’s skill set with Walid Nasrala of Wondereight Every Designer needs a strong skill set to create powerful designs, Walid Nasrala reveals a set of tips and tricks using computer tools that will help enhance a graphic visual and will share the acquired knowledge through his 16 years of experience in illustration, animation and design that will help any designer re-invent his methodology in design and keep a fresh look on his practice. This is a short but insightful workshop that will boost your designer’s arsenal. Walid is an illustrator and a visual designer, having studied in Paris, he is mainly self-taught and has 16 years of experience in the field of design and branding and advertising. He is the Co-founder and Creative Director of WonderEight design agency and is working today on broader areas of design from product to environmental graphics. Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 6:30pm-9pm Location: Wondereight, Jisr el Bacha Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/433 Call +961 1 494331 or email: suzanne@wondereight.com Fee: Free

White sur White Workshop with Cyrille Najjar In this year’s workshop, participants will be working on various materials from 3D printing to steel and wood alongside electrical connections and lighting. Each participant will tackle a seat, a light or a table from concept design to fabrication. The WhiteLab is providing workshop participants with craftsmen and workshop operators to help in the development of the creations. The WhiteLab is a new division of White sur White and the workshop is tutored by Cyrille Najjar, Industrial designer and Architect. This workshop is specifically addressed to designers and architects, and requires drawing skills or manual dexterity. Places are limited and on a first come first served basis. Date & Time: Monday June 9 and Tuesday June 10, 12pm-5pm Location: WhiteLab, Geitawi Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/420 Fee: $85 (includes all materials costs for production)


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Typography

STARTUP Design

Half of what I say: typographic poetry by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini

Startup Design by Mirada Madrid, Happenings, and Bader

Subject: Experimentation with typographic layout and analogical composition. Target: Design students, general public. Taking Gibran Khalil Gibran’s poetry as a starting point, the workshop participants are invited to work with analogic methods to compose the texts of the poems given to them as adhesive transparent strips, with extra help from black tape and transfer type. Designers are warmly invited to close their laptops, revert to one typeface and embark on a new, unexpected, out

of the box experience: to read and understand the text they are going to typeset. This Workshop has been held at Festival della Creatività Florence 2007, Iter Festival Verona 2008, IED Florence 2011.

Do you have at least 6 months experience in the market? Are you looking to add value to your business model, to uncover insights about your pitch, your customers and your 360 degree strategy? Join us as we bring together a pool of experts to help you build, break and re-build your current brand. Workshop Takeaways: Your Designed Box, Reference Cards and Feedback. For more info call 70-692698.

Date & Time: Monday June 10, 11am-1pm Location: Feer McQueen, Jeita Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/422 Fee: $10

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 2pm-8pm Location: Coworking 961, Sursock Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/412 Fee: $80/person or $200 for a Team of 3

City Crafting

Lighting Design

Urbacraft encounters by the sea by Atelier Hamra One of the major public spaces of the city, the Corniche is multilayered and allows for various encounters: city meets sea, rocks meet retaining walls, pedestrians meet skateboarders and bike riders, dogs meet toddlers, palm trees meet lamp poles, horizon meets high-rise buildings…

Join Landscape Designers Maha Issa and Gamar Markarian of Atelier Hamra to recreate the Corniche with urbacraft at a scale of 1:64 and imagine new encounters in Beirut’s favourite public space. Beirut Art Center is hosting an exhibition and workshops dedicated to urbacraft City Crafting System. Designed and made in Beirut by Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion, urbacraft is the first construction toy to focus on urbanity and not just on architecture.

changing perspectives

Express with Light with Hilights Hilights will be hosting a workshop where participants will be presented with the opportunity to ‘express with light’: while getting a full hands-on experience with a team of professional lighting designers. This is an open workshop and free of charge.

Date & Time: Saturday June 14, 3pm-6pm Location: Beirut Art Center Registration: info@beirutartcenter.org or call 01 397 018 Fee: $10

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 5pm-11pm Location: Hilights, Ashrafieh Registration: No registration required Fee: Free

DIY & Recycle

Cut & Paste Creating Contemporary Products From Traditional Islamic Design by Rana Salam

The New Souvenir Shop with Wyssem Nochi ON/OFF After a successful DIY workshop featured in Beirut Design Week 2013, this year a new edition is hosted again by Wyssem Nochi at the ON/OFF gallery and workshop space in Hamra. The theme is to create an object from everyday wasted products or second hand items in order to draw a pun on a local event. This “fun tourist product” made out of recycled material will develop into the ‘New Souvenir Shop’ of Lebanon.

STARTUP DESIGN

The collection created from this workshop will be exhibited during Beirut Design Week 2014 on Hamra Day, Thursday 12 June, at ON/OFF.

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.

Date & Time: Monday June 9, Tuesday June 10, and Wednesday June 11, 11am-2pm Location: ON/OFF, Hamra Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/431 Fee: $30

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 4pm-7pm Location: Rana Salam Studio, Ashrafieh For info & registration: caroline@ranasalam.com or +961 1 217 244 Fee: $50

Design & Business

ACCESSORIES Design

Financial Tools to Start and Expand your Business by BLC Bank This workshop is very useful for entrepreneurs who want to start or expand a business. It is an introduction to the theory and practice of Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 4pm-6pm Location: BLC Training Center, Ashrafieh Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/440 Fee: Free

accounting and financial reporting that enables attendees to understand and hence use financial information in decision making. The session covers the accounting cycle, the preparation of financial statements, and accounting for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses.

Create & Wear with Sibylle Tamer Atelier S/Z Sibylle Tamer will be hosting you at Atelier S/Z, where you can design your own and unique bracelet by yourself, made out of rubber. This workshop, held in the showroom, will be over a Cocktail. Anyone can join, no need to register ahead of time. Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 4:30pm-9:30pm Location: Atelier S/Z, Gemmayze For Info: Call 01 587929 Fee: Free


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Design & Business

Participatory Design

Designing at Multi-capacity with Mirada Madrid & Agile Lebanon Mirada Madrid and Agile Lebanon invite you to prototype the different phases of the design process and incorporate best practices from the innovation games, agile methodology and graphic facilitation that will allow you to add value to your business as a multi-capacity designer. For more info call 70-692698. Workshop Takeaways: “D” ruler, References and Insights.

DISCOVER

DEFINE

DEVELOP

DELIVER

DESIGNING AT MULTI_CAPACITY

Change by design: a participatory workshop to save the heritage of Beirut with ALBA Global Design Master Students In this hands-on workshop, the Global Design masters students will walk our participants through the creative process of a designer to raise questions around salvaging some of Beirut’s heritage: the stairs of Beirut. Using participatory design methods and simple and fun exercises this workshop will address issues

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 9:30am-1:30pm Location: Skillz, Gemmayze Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/427 Fee: $50

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 3pm-5pm Location: ALBA, Sin el Fil Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/424 Fee: Free

Design for Social Impact

Editorial Design

T+LOCAL with T+HUIS

Augmenting the magazine: editorial design out of the box by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini

For a more integrated and supported learning experience, T+LOCAL offers social design modules.

Living in the age of the end of print comes with uneasy responsibilities. The transition from paper to digital, far from being a swift one requires us to re-think not only the design aesthetics but also the value of visual narratives in our life.

A learning safari, in a weekend, a week or even two, that enables you to experience the added value of creativity for your organization. In teams, we work on social challenges in the local context. We go out in the fields to do our research and we co-create possible solutions for a friendly future! During this workshop you will have the opportunity to experience how we use design tools to research with people. We present, discuss and inspire!

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And while e-readers and tablets begin to be believable as substitutes for books and newspapers, other physical aspects of the reading experience are missing due to technological constraints. Before digital, magazines had their own way of providing nonlinear, multisensory, immersive reading experiences: we browse their pages, appreciate different paper stocks, feel motivated by the personal narrative that a good editor can infuse in the pages he creates.

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 12pm-2pm Location: Dutch Design Venue in Beirut Souks Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/416 Fee: $20

Date & Time: Thursday June 10, 4pm-7pm Location: Feer McQueen, Jeita Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/421 Fee: $10

Jewelry Design

Typography & Calligraphy

Crafting Jewelry with Nada Zeineh 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. Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 6pm-9pm Location: Nada Zeineh Showroom, Sursock Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/425 Fee: $25

such as gentrification, shifting markets and the displacement of the local communities of Mar Mikhael. Come and join us in raising some important questions about the future landscape of our city, bring your creativity and enthusiasm so we can brainstorm together some ideas and use lots of post-its.

Designing Ambigrams with Niels Bakkerus An ambigram is a word you can read normally but also upside down. Niels will show examples of ambigrams and explain about the technique.

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Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 4pm-6pm Location: Dutch Design Venue in Beirut Souks Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/415 Fee: $25

This talk and workshop are made to go back to the roots of what makes a magazine exciting: its design rhythm, its economic poetry, and its visual wonder. This workshop is aimed at art directors, editors, designers and general audience.

Then participants will be required to work on their own ambigram. It’s a fun and basic introduction, which really pushes designers to explore the boundaries of typography and calligraphy. Niels Bakkerus is a multi-disciplinary artist working and living in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He graduated from St. Joost Breda in Illustration and now works as a freelance type designer, illustrator and graffiti artist.


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Fashion Design

Colours & Branding

A Creative Approach to Making Clothing with Caroline Simonelli Caroline Simonelli will lend her expertise in a five-hour workshop that will introduce students to the creative process in making spiral bias dresses through free hand draping. Caroline’s great experience in the fashion industry will add a fresh perspective and her background in teaching at the top fashion schools in the world will inspire. The students will be provided with high quality fabric from Donna Karan, donated by the Creative Space Beirut. The participants will explore spiral draping, rouching, and fluting, or a combination of all.

Colours, colours & lots of colours by Firas Mghames & Zeina Baaklini from Feer McQueen

They will be able to leave the workshop with an almost finished garment. Some skills in hand sewing are encouraged but not required. Participants must bring with them: needle scissors and two types of pins: the ones with the heads and safety pins. This workshop is in collaboration with the fashion design program at LAU and The Creative Space Beirut.

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 9am-4pm Location: LAU, Beirut campus, Nicol 310 Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/419 (max 8 participants) Fee: Free

Fashion Journalism

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 4pm-7pm Location: Feer McQueen, Jeita Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/423 Fee: $10

CO-CREATION & INNOVATION

Life on the Front Row with Hilary Alexander During this workshop, students will have the opportunity to listen to award winning fashion journalist Hilary Alexander OBE speak about her career traveling the world and reporting on some of the most significant fashion events over the last three decades. Reporting from the catwalk involves meeting deadlines of up to 4 stories a day whilst negotiating a seemingly never-ending cycle of shows combined with the traditional journalistic values of accuracy, fairness and grammar- this is especially so with digital formats being seen by thousands in the press of a button. With careers, reputations and sales dependent on great publicity, the journalist can’t afford to get it wrong.

This is a workshop about experimentation with excessive colors and their impacts on brands. Taking Feer McQueen experience as a base, this talk highlights on the unique experience brands undergo on a ride inside the color wheel. The talk will feature study cases discussing the reasons that push us to use colors excessively. The workshop will allow participants to join us create a colorful image from concept creation, to set design, photography & post-production. This workshop is aimed at designers, art directors and the general public.

The Time Traveler by Rima Khatib & Pierre Hervouet Come explore the Time Traveler world, share with us your ideas, and release your creativity in this social entrepreneurship project through our series of workshops.

This lecture with slides is an ideal opportunity to learn about the professionalism required in getting to the top of the journalistic ladder. Whilst fashion may not be for everyone, the basic tenet of great organization whilst understanding the rules and how to apply them is essential for any journalist. A Q&A will follow the session.

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 2pm-4pm Location: LAU, Beirut campus, BB 903 Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/418 (max 40 participants) Fee: Free

Recycling Clothes Remake It with Grace Rihan, atelierG “Remake it” is the answer today for a responsible way of living: don’t throw, recycle; give a new life to your old clothes and envies. Do you have old clothes you like & you don’t want to throw it away? Recreate new pieces by recycling old clothes? Participate, design freely, create, restructure, exchange, have fun, debate, and decide, be yourself; no need to know how to sew, assistance is available. This workshop is available in two independent sessions, each of four hours. Date & Time: Thursday June 12, (Workshop one: from 10:30am to 2:30pm) (Workshop two: from 3:30pm to 7:30pm) Location: atelierG, Ashrafieh Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/432 Fee: $100 to cover: design, material and sewing assistance

The Time Traveler is a Lebanese toy that visits our past, teaching children about our history and culture through play. Designed by Rima Khatib and the project’s team, it will be produced by the women’s atelier of SOS Children’s Village. The workshops’ main focus will be to share our work in progress and get participants to collaborate on its development. The “Making of” the Time Traveler and the “Innovation Game®” by Pierre Hervouet. The project’s team members will present their collective work in progress in the development of the Time Traveler. With their multidisciplinary approach in the development of this product, they will share with the participants all aspects of its creation, from the historic research communication, to the visual identity, doll

design, outfit design, packaging, storytelling, as well as sales and marketing strategy. Participants will be asked to share their thoughts on the presented work in progress and propose new ideas through the Innovation Games®, hosted by Agile management consultant, Pierre Hervouet. Whether in the design, marketing, or creative writing industry, participants will learn new tools that can help them progress in their professional and personal projects, while enriching this social and cultural project with their ideas. The Time Traveler project’s team members are: Graziella Hindi, Hadia Khouri, Karen Karam, Rania Zbib, Rana Gebara, Joumana Matar, Rima Khatib, and Pierre Hervouet. For more info please call Rima Khatib on 03 618 970.

Date: Thursday June 12, 5pm - 7pm Location: Rima Khatib Designart, Clemenceau Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/428 Fee: $20

Co-Creation & Innovation for Kids Since the Time Traveler project is for children ages 6 to 10 years old, we propose a series of 3 workshops, where they can unleash their creativity in design and story-telling.

Session 2: From 3:30pm-5:00pm: “Imagine your doll, a thousand years ago”. An outfit design workshop hosted by Karen Karam and Graziella Hindi.

Session 1: From 2pm-3:30pm: “Dream up the best time-traveling machine”. A product design workshop, hosted by Hadia Khouri.

Session 3: 5pm-6:30 pm: “Tell us about your adventures when you visited your ancestors”. A story telling workshop hosted by Rania Zbib and Graziella Hindi.

Date: Saturday June 14 Location: Rima Khatib Designart, Clemenceau Registration: www.ihjoz.com/events/430 Fee: $10


40 BDW 2014 TALKS

TALKS Fostering Creativity and Design Thinking

Designing the Healthcare Experience

With Mona Hatoum, Hilary Alexander, Caroline Simonelli and Esen Karol

With Rik Runge, Philips Healthcare

The world of healthcare is confronting challenges from all sides: an aging population, increasing incidences of lifestyle-related diseases, higher expectations of care, shrinking budgets and rising costs. These coupled with the rapid changes in technology are challenging the health-care systems across the globe. In this talk, we get insight into how Philips’ global design team is helping make sense of these changes so we can all understand the most meaningful methods to reimagine the experiences that can (and will) save lives. Rik Runge is Interaction Design Consultant for healthcare products and services at Philips Design. He is responsible for creating digital solutions that optimize the healthcare experience. For a full bio on the speaker please refer to the International Guests section To celebrate the establishment of the fashion design program at LAU and to highlight the design department’s interest in contributing to the growth of both fashion and graphic design professions, the design department put together a series of talks for Beirut Design Week 2014. Good design involves craft, effective strategies, and visibility. The four speakers selected for this year’s program; Caroline Simonelli, Mona Hatoum, Hilary Alexander and Esen Carol who are committed to the advancement of design in all aspects, will address various facets pertaining to the creative industry through their personal experiences in their respective fields of expertise. We hope this series of talks will raise questions about thinking processes and creative strategies and foster a dialogue among the students, faculty and the broader design community. Mona Hatoum first became widely known in the mid 80s for a series of performance and video works that focused with great intensity on the body. In the 90s her work moved increasingly towards large-scale installations and sculpture. Hatoum has developed a language in which familiar, domestic everyday objects are often transformed into foreign, threatening and dangerous things. Hilary Alexander is the former Fashion Director of The Daily Telegraph. She retired from the Telegraph in 2011, after 26 years, and has continued to work as a freelance stylist and writer, for websites and magazines including Hello!, and as a fashion consultant for Marks & Spencer’ s Per Una range. Caroline Simonelli is a Lebanese/American designer who teaches fashion design at Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Before teaching, Caroline had a long career as a fashion designer in women’s dress apparel. Esen Karol graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul and received her master’s degree in communications design from Pratt Institute, New York, where she studied with Fulbright scholarship. She has participated in several international exhibitions and design events. For full bios on the speakers please refer to the International Guests section

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 4pm (part of Dutch Design Talks) Location: Dutch Design Venue, Beirut Souks, Jewelry Section

Shifting perspectives on Design With ALBA The design department at ALBA (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) is proud to be hosting a round table discussing the future of Design and the shifts that this industry is witnessing. With the uprise of more intangible outcomes for Design, our field has found its way into the public realm taking new shapes such as services, systems and strategies. To discuss the possible future of Design in our local and regional economy, this round table will have representatives from 5 different sectors: the educational, the public, the corporate, the SMEs and the NGOs. The design department at ALBA (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts - University of Balamand) offers a BA in product design and is proud to launch its new and innovative MA in Global Design. With a multi-disciplinary approach, the MA program adopts the design thinking method focused on re-defining designers as problem-solvers of pressing issues. Using collaborative methods, students come from different backgrounds (architecture, product design, graphic design, marketing, etc.) and work together to offer creative solutions.

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 6pm-7:30pm Location: LAU, Beirut campus, Irwin Auditorium

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 5pm-6:30pm Location: ALBA, Sin El Fil

International Design in the victoria & albert museum

What Inspires Us to Design With Jan Kath

with Rowan Bain The V&A is the UK’s leading museum of art and design. Assistant Curator, Rowan Bain will discuss how the V&A is actively engaging with designers in the Middle East- through the collections, touring exhibitions, events and partnerships. She will describe the process of bringing Najla el-Zein’s major installation Wind Portal to the V&A in 2013 for London Design Week. Looking in more detail at the lessons and outcomes of international collaboration for both designers and the V&A. Rowan Bain joined the Victoria and Albert Museum as Assistant Curator in 2010. As a member of the V&A’s Middle East Department she has curated displays and high profile events relating to contemporary design practice in the region. For a full bio on the speaker please refer to the International Guests section

You can be cool while still keeping your feet warm! With his modern designs, Jan Kath is creating a completely new perspective on carpets. Guided by a bold approach in his work, Kath, originally from Bochum, combines classical elements of Oriental carpets with contemporary minimalist design. He consciously breaks with traditional ways of seeing and throws strict rules of composition out the window. “Our carpets are an organic dotting of the ‘i‘, islands of well-being with a healing effect in cool interiors – without destroying the overall style.” Kath has developed an unmistakable signature that defines style and makes him one of the most important carpet designers on the international stage today. His designs have earned him numerous accolades, including the “red dot“ award and the “Carpet Design Award“. More and more of his work is now appearing in museums that showcase art and design such as the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art and the Beijing International Design Triennial. For a full bio on the speaker please refer to the International Guests section

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 6pm-7pm Location: Dawawine, Gemmayze

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6:30pm-7pm Location: Iwan Maktabi


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Street Art, Graffiti, Illustration & Typography With Niels Bakkerus

Nouvelle Vague: The New French Domestic Landscape With Cédric Morisset and Pauline Deltour

Niels Bakkerus, works as a freelance type designer, illustrator and artist. The main ingredients of his work are based on typography, graffiti, street art and illustration. Letters play a big role in all of his work from commercial projects to conceptual art. He works with the aesthetics of letters, the words itself and plays with the image and the meaning of the text. This can be seen best in his calligraphic art and ambigrams. Nowadays he uses spray-paint for creating realistic portraits, paintings and murals. Next to graffiti Niels puts his focus on all kinds of art in public places, this led to his signature streetart style called Papercut. He tries to compose new images in public places, billboards and on canvas by cutting and rearranging posters and flyers found on the streets. In this presentation he will be showcasing examples of his work from the past years. For a full bio on the speaker please refer to the International Guests section

Cédric Morisset will be introducing brand new products and prototypes by a new generation of up-and-coming French designers propelled on the front scene by the boom of new French design galleries and small manufacturers. These designers include Pauline Deltour, Guillaume Delvigne, François Dumas, Victoria Wilmotte, Dan Yeffet, Pool, A+A Cooren and many more. Pauline will be presenting her work and experience as one of these designers. Cédric Morisset is an exhibition curator since 2003. His exhibitions have traveled to worldwide fairs in Lisbon, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Sao Paulo, and Milan.He is also a permanent contributor specialized in design for AD magazine and the daily French newspaper, Le Figaro. Pauline Deltour is mostly known for her designs for a range of office accessories for Muji and a range of tableware for Alessi. Among her clients are: Alessi, Puiforcat, Discipline, Designerbox, Kvadrat, Japan Creative, MUJI, LaCie, Lexon, FPM, and the city of Munich. For full bios on the speakers please refer to the International Guests section

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 5pm (part of Dutch Design Talks) Location: Dutch Design Venue, Beirut Souks, Jewelry Section

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 5pm-6pm Location: Institut Francais

Designing your City of Tomorrow

Design: Play seriously

With Anna Asikainen, Nina Martin and Francisco Blockstrand

Beirut and any city is only as vibrant as its citizens. And the same can be said of the services you experience in the city. How can we design these services in a way that allows citizen participation to shape the Beirut of tomorrow? New technologies now lie in the palm of your hand. As users and designers, how can these technologies make your city more connected and smarter, and not just more high-tech? Taking Bourj Hammoud as a case study and looking at the intrinsic social network of people and their disciplines, the designers are analyzing how the area functions, how the artisans interact, and how the local identity has been shaped to try to translate those insights into services. The methodology has arisen from designers at Aalto University in Finland and their partners in South Africa, during a World Design Capital 2014 project. This talk is the presentation of the outcomes of a workshop being given during Beirut Design Week in the form of an open discussion with the participants of the workshop. The discussion will be followed by a lunch at Badguer. Nina Martin is a social designer and aspiring entrepreneur from Berlin, Germany with a background in New Media and Film Production. Using video tools, new technologies and design thinking methodologies, she engages with social challenges through participatory workshops and frameworks. Anna Asikainen, currently working as Competence Manager at Aalto University Executive Education, is a social entrepreneur and education professional from Finland who feels passionate about social business, smart city initiatives, cleantech and renewable energy solutions. Francisco Blockstrand, Co-founder and CEO of Usaver Mexico, is a social entrepreneur with a passion for sustainability, social responsibility and environmental solutions from Mexico. For full bios on the speakers please refer to the International Guests section

With Wondereight In continuous efforts to brand responsibly while following trends and finding innovative design solutions, WonderEight’s team hosts an open discussion to share their experience and try to tackle general subjects around today’s design, branding and communication practices. Topics such as design failures and how they could have been avoided, how branding is affecting the F&B sector and consumer behavior in our region, design in 2025… will be on the menu. Boudy, Walid, Karim and Nisreen work as part of WonderEight’s team and have been working together for several years in the field of Branding, Design and Advertising. Date & Time: Friday June 13, 1pm Location: Wondereight, Jisr el Bacha

T+LOCAL Design for impact With Dennis Meulenbroeks and Aike Heuvelink

Date & Time: Saturday June 14, 12pm-1pm Location: Badguer, Bourj Hammoud T+LOCAL believes in bringing design practice and innovation power to local contexts. We use our creative methods, processes and tools to tackle social challenges in different fields. We work with educational institutes, housing corporations, welfare organizations, local partnerships, health organizations and many more. The innovators at T+LOCAL organize tailored workshops for any context. Workshop to provide fresh insights about the situation, to improve collaboration within your organization, to support value creation processes, to co-create implementation plans or to energize and empower people! Dennis Meulenbroeks is the founder and CEO of T+HUIS organization, the Netherlands. He has a background in traditional product design, but most of all his entrepreneurial spirit and empowering approach comes to life in the T+HUIS. Aike Heuvelink is a designer and innovator at T+HUIS organization, the Netherlands. She has been educated as a conceptual designer at the Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She has grown strong capabilities in guiding students and applying design thinking in the social field. For full bios on the speakers please refer to the International Guests section Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 4:30pm (part of Dutch Design Talks) Location: Dutch Design Venue, Beirut Souks, Jewelry Section


42 BDW 2014 EXHIBITIONS & MORE

Exhibitions & more Beirut Design Week 2014 Launching Event This year the journey starts in Beirut Souks featuring the Dutch Design Exhibition and the Contemporary Danish Architecture Exhibition in Beirut Souks, Jewelry area. Come and meet the Dutch designers who have been making headlines in Dutch Design Week. And then we move on to Saifi Village to explore this year’s

Newcomers Exhibition Every year Beirut Design Week selects a few exceptional Lebanese designers from various disciplines to be the year’s Newcomers. This year the exhibition is showcasing work from One Plus One, We Shape Hearts, Sacoche, Karma J, Karen Kanaan, Siwar Kraytem, Moi et ma puce, Sana’, and Nour Hage. Newcomer’s Exhibition as well as all the designers in Saifi Village. It’s going to be a long and inspiring night!

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Newcomers Exhibition, Saifi Village

Date & Time: Monday June 9, from 6pm Location: Beirut Souks

The exhibition will be running everyday from June 10 to June 15, 10am-6pm

Dutch Design Exhibition

Squad Design Exhibition & Competition Launch

CREALEV RIK RUNGE NIELS BAKKERUS STUDIO MIEKE MEIJER STUDIO JSPR T+HUIS

In collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands and Dutch Design Week, Beirut Design Week presents the work of Crealev (Angela Jansen), Studio JSPR, Studio Mieke Meijer, Niels Bakkerus, Rik Runge (Philips Healthcare) and T+HUIS. Explore the latest in Dutch lighting design, furniture design, interaction design, product design, and design for social impact.

Squad Design will be exhibiting exclusive pieces by young Lebanese talents. These include: Dome Tables by Carla Baz, M’ chairs by Joe Bou Aboud, Ethilnur & Ethilnar lamps of the Vailenos collection by Joesph Kfoury, and Hoop Mirror by Kamal Aoun. Squad will also be launching the Francisco Torres’s 10 100 1000 Concept as a competition to scout for more local talents.

Under Torres’s curating and partnership, “Squad Design “similarly aims to create an affordable collection, reachable to a wider audience, at the same time shed light over the vintage wood production process, from basic wood joinery to the very last detail of wood craftsmanship.

Date & Time: Monday June 9, from 6pm to 11pm Location: Dutch Design Venue, Beirut Souks

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-11pm Location: Beirut Souks

The exhibition will be running everyday from June 10 to June 15, 10am-6pm

The exhibition will be running everyday from June 10 to June 15, 10am-6pm

Contemporary Danish Architecture Exhibition

Lighting Fixtures Collection Launch

In collaboration with the Danish Embassy in Lebanon, Beirut Design Week presents 21 examples of contemporary Danish Architecture. Throughout the 20th century, architectural masterminds such as Jørn Utzon, Arne Jacobsen and Johan von Spreckelsen developed a strong identity in Danish architecture, built around an idiom that was minimalist, clean and functional. Today, these same values continue to permeate the works of Danish architects, and they are still very much at the core of the inter¬national brand that Danish architecture has become. However, for Danish architects over the past 20 to 30 years there has been an increased focus on delivering solutions that are not only functional and beautiful, but are also sustainable. The projects included in this exhibition – which spreads 21 projects over the categories of

Beirut Design Week 2014 presents

DUTCH DESIGN EXHIBITION

june 9 - 15, Dutch Design Venue, Beirut Souks, Jewelry Section

Ghassan Salameh Studio in collaboration with Atelier Celine el Hage

Housing, Commercial & Industrial, Health & Learning, Culture and Urban Development – are all examples of contemporary, sustainable architecture by Danish firms. Socially sustainable projects that are programmed for interaction, environmentally sustainable projects that reduce emissions by converting sun, wind and water into energy, and economically sustainable projects, where abandoned buildings and even entire districts are be¬ing put to different use – all are represented in this exhibition, which gives an overview of the talent and diversity of contemporary Danish Architects.

The latest Lighting Fixtures collection is composed of metal and glass and based on the concept of abstraction of Islamic patterns. Each piece is a contemporary artefact that tries to break the pattern and deform it to reintroduce the idea of a redefined Arabic or oriental design that counts heavily on oriental patterns and Moucharrabiyas. The metal grid is perfectly cut and constructed on measure then fused with glass into a chandelier reminiscing the idea of traditional Moroccan lanterns but introducing a new presentation based primarily on a wellcalculated process of experimentation. This project is in collaboration with Atelier Celine Hage, a crafts workshop specialized in the creation of new textures and materials on glass.

Date & Time: Monday June 9, from 6pm to 11pm Location: Danish Architecture Venue, Beirut Souks

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-11pm Location: Beirut Souks

The exhibition will be running everyday from June 10 to June 15, 10am-6pm

The exhibition will be running everyday from June 10 to June 15, 10am-6pm


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Marc Dibeh at Art Factum

Ralph Masri Open House Cocktail

Art Factum Gallery is proud to present a solo show by product designer Marc Dibeh.

During Beirut Design Week, Ralph Masri will be hosting an open house cocktail party and showcasing his recently launched Arabesque Deco jewelry collection.

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6pm-9pm Location: Art Factum,Karantina

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6pm-10pm Location: Ralph Masri Showroom, Mar Mikhael

Attic Sale at SMOgallery

Karim Bekdache

Join us on a journey into the long-lost vintage pieces of SMOgallery. This event will run until June 20, 2014. The gallery will be opened exceptionally on Saturday June 14, 2pm-7pm

During Beirut Design Week, Karim Bekdache will be open to showcase their latest furniture collection.

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6pm-9pm Location: SMOgallery,Karantina

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6pm - 10pm Location: Karim Bekdache Showroom, Mar Mikhael

Da2 Wara2 with AIGA Middle East

Still Life by Vanina

Da2 Wara2 is a dating system, whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people / designers and exchange their business cards “wara2”.

We would love to open dialogues, create interaction and foster connection between designers in the Middle East.

As part of its conceptual jewelry design series, Vanina will be launching “Still Life”, an eco conscious collection created in collaboration with Swarovski. A tribute to Nature’s blossoming beauty.

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 6pm-10pm Location: Gemmayze, Coop D’ Etat

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6pm-11pm Location: Mar Mikhael Main Street, Saliba Supermarket Bldg., 1st Fl.

Atelier S/Z

The Outpost HouseWarming Party

Atelier S/Z will be showcasing their latest collections along with an open bracelet-making workshop.

The Outpost is having a house-warming party at its new Beirut space that’s currently under construction, on June 13 starting 6pm as part of Beirut Design Week’s Mar Mikhael Day.

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, from 6pm - 10pm Location: Atelier S/Z, Gemmayze

Date & Time: Friday June 13, from 6pm till late Location: Mar Mikhael, Khatchadourian Street, Radio Sevan Bldg.


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Exhibition and Cocktail Party at Nayef Francis

Open Studio at Creative Space Beirut

Nayef Francis will be hosting an exhibition and cocktail party in collaboration with Sevag Dilsizian- Das Rings, who will be bringing his work station and working on his rings during the party, live for the public to see and interact with.

The Creative Space Beirut, a free school for fashion design, will open their studio during Beirut Design Week 2014 to the public. Student work will be displayed, the creative process will be evident, the methodology explained and a discussion on the importance of free design education will take place.

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6pm-10pm Location: Nayef Francis Showroom, Mar Mikhael

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6pm-10pm Location: Creative Space Beirut, Ashrafieh

Open Studio and Exhibition HAWWÂ’ at atelierG

Drinks & Exhibition at WhiteLab

We will be launching HAWWÂ’, the several faceted of the first woman on earth “Eve” & “Adam” the first atelierG’s collection for men.

Come and explore the new fabrication space by WhitesurWhite, the WhiteLab, featuring the One Table, One light and One Seat exhibition.

Date & Time: June 9 to June 15, 11am-6:30pm Location: atelierG, Ashrafieh

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6pm-10pm Location: WhiteLab, Ashrafieh

HHD Cocktail & Launching of New Pieces

StartUp Happy Hour

As part of the Beirut Design Week 2014, HHD will present its new eclectic pieces, in a décor inspired by Jacques Demy’s film Peau D’Ane.

Bader and Coworking 961 bring you Startup Happy Hour, where select startups and creative teams will be showcasing their latest products and designs. Come and mingle with some of 11th of June from 5pm to 9pm. the most innovative people in Lebanon while enjoying music and drinks at the Coworking 961 Sursock garden.

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6pm-10pm Location: HHD showroom, Ashrafieh

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 5am-8pm Location: Coworking 961, Sursock

Johnny Farah During the design week, Johnny Farah will be open to showcase his latest range of high-end leather handbags, belts, shoes and accessories designed and manufactured in Lebanon.

Startup Happy Hour

Startup Happy Hour

Rima Khatib Open Studio An open house showcasing various work from previous collections will be held in Rima Khatib offices at Orgholian bldg. (facing Tableau Chahine), ground floor left, America Street, Clemenceau.

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Johnny Farah, Saifi Village

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 11pm-5pm Location: Rima Khatib Offices, Clemenceau

Madame Reve

Starch

During Beirut Design Week, Madame Reve will be open to showcase their latest collection.

During the design week, Starch will be open to showcase their latest collection.

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6pm-10pm Location: Madame Reve, Mar Mikhael

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Starch, Saifi Village


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Vick Vanlian presents Jose Maria Jimenez with “Unveiled City”

Trunk presents M.MAZE At the cutting edge between contemporary and avant-garde M.MAZE represents the high-end of the sophisticated rebel. For this collection, pursuing his initial investigation in the reinterpretation of menswear, Mohammed al Mazen blurs the boundaries between classical, formal, attire and sport chic.

First solo show of a passionate and talented artist who never wanted to sell his art because of the quantity of love he has for each of his works which take between 5 months and one year to complete. The exhibit will be concentrated on his pencil work technique. The artist will be present at the event to discuss his work.

By mixing up different textures, that emphasizes his architectural lines, through geometry, symmetry and repetition, to mold the male body into the modern archetype of the metrosexual men who combines the strong outline of muscular physic to the elegance and softness of the refined silhouette. Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Trunk, Saifi Village

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Vick Vanlian, Saifi Village

Nayla Kai Saroufim at Cream

And… ACTION! At Oddfish

During the design week, Nayla Kai Saroufim will be hosting a small cocktail with music and showcasing her series of wall art at Cream boutique.

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Your favorite action heroes like you’ve never seen them before! A collector’s exhibition, featuring more than 50 highly detailed 1:6 action figures of your all time favorite themes: Star Wars & Marvel Icons Batman - Terminator - Bruce Lee & many more!

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Cream, Saifi Village

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Oddfish, Beirut Port

Joe Fish presents every designer’s worst nightmare

I went looking for Palestine by Joan Baz and Dar Onboz

The Friday the 13th Exhibition

I went looking for Palestine but I found a book, a guided tour, a souvenir shop.

What would happen if your most horrific design nightmares came to life in one single space?

A personal journey to the South of Lebanon raises questions regarding borders and identity. As a result, a counting book “Count to ten with: I went looking for Palestine but I found“ was created, retracing elements that were found along the way. Traditional patterns used in Palestinian embroidery were most familiar to Palestinian women as impressions of their daily surroundings. When I looked for Palestine I found non-traditional patterns with new definitions, cross-stitched, stamped and embroidered in our present realities.

This June, on Friday the 13th, Joe Fish is bringing together the darkest moments of every designer’s dreams in an exhibition that will haunt you for nights to come. Join us for a nightmare or two, some creepy cocktails, and a few fishy drawings.

While you revisit the journey to the south, a souvenir shop is found at the end of the borders inviting you to ask, count and stamp. your borders, your identities, your patterns .

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6:13pm-10:13pm Location: Joe Fish Studio, Dib Bldg, 3rd Floor (Beginning of Mar Mikhael St., end of Gemmayze)

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Saifi Village The exhibition will be running everyday from June 10 to June 15, 10am-6pm


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Tree Of Love by Bokja

#CRAFTCOOL: Nada Debs

During the design week, Bokja has the pleasure to invite you to “Good Things”. Come and share your wishes and happiness on our Tree of Love tapestry. Everyone is invited!

Join us on Monday June 9th at our gallery in Saifi Village, to witness the creation of Nada Debs pieces. A chain of craftsmen will demonstrate how hand-made home accessories go from raw to artisanal in 7 steps. Drop by anytime from 10am to 7pm and see how craft is cool.

Date & Time: Monday June 9, from 6pm-10pm Location: Bokja Design, Saifi Village

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Nada Debs, Saifi Village

Chakib Richani

Purrl During Beirut Design Week, Purrl will be open to showcase their latest jewelry collection.

During Beirut Design Week, Chakib Richani will be open to showcase their latest furniture collection.

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Chakib Richani, Saifi Village

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Purrl, Saifi Village

Carwan X Selections: The Design Issue

Freshly Baked Today Exhibition at Rapid manufactory Rapidmanufactory launches its collaborative gallery and exhibition space FreshlyBakedToday on Friday June 13 in theBAKERY. FreshlyBakedToday is born of a new concept: a participative 3D printing gallery that allows designers from around the world to submit their creations online. The selected designs will be manufactured in the workshop and exhibited in the gallery.

Selections magazine hosts a gathering at Carwan gallery to celebrate The Design Issue for May/June 2014. Featuring interviews with world-leading architects, artists and designers including Zaha Hadid, Richard Serra and Olivia Putman, this issue reveals a new look for the publication.

itself as the go-to destination for world class limited edition design in Beirut when it opened a permanent space at L’ébéniste last year. The gallery’s roster of designers includes Michael Anastassiades, Bernard Khoury, India Mahdavi, Karen Chekerdjian, Nada Debs, Marc Baroud and Wyssem Nochi, among others.

Guest contributors to The Design Issue include design writer & curator Justin McGuirk, architecture critics Hilary French and Merlin Fulcher, art writers Sheyma Bu Ali and Rajesh Punj, and man-about-the-Middle-East Nicholas Christophomou. Created by a small independent team in Beirut and distributed throughout the Gulf, Selections also publishes the bi-monthly art supplement the Art Paper.

Although in different fields, Selections and Carwan share an attitude towards luxury living and creative culture that mixes local production with global talent, taking a view towards internationalizing the art and design coming in to, out of, and through the Arab world.

Having been the leading design pop-up from the region to travel the globe, Carwan established

Both organisations have a long-held love of objects of expert craftsmanship and individual character, and hold a deep-seated respect for the originality and innovation that can come from one-off projects and special commissions.

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, from 7pm-10pm Location: Carwan Gallery, Hamra

Discover an ever-changing dose of “freshly baked” designs from creatives around the world. Participate and submit your 3D designs on freshlybakedtoday.com Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6pm-9pm Location: Rapid Manufactory, Mar Mikhael This exhibition is open from 9 to 15 June, 9am-7pm


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Iwan Maktabi Carpet Collections Launch:

‘EXPRESS WITH LIGHT’: HILIGHTS OPEN HOUSE

Erased Heritage by Jan Kath and Tamreen by Mohamed Maktabi

Hilights outdoor garden will be open for everyone to come and experience the great night ambiance using touches of light and interesting material.

During Beirut Design Week 2014, get inspired by two new and exclusive carpet collections by German designer Jan Kath, who will be present at the event and Mohamed Maktabi.

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6pm-10pm Location: Iwan Maktabi, Ashrafieh

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6pm-10pm Location: Hilights, Ashrafieh

Design at Cinemacity with Dada & Associates

Cecy collection Launch C by Cynthia

You are invited to explore the Beirut Souks Cinemacity through presentations and guided tours from its designers: Dada & Associates. Nabil Dada and his team will be on site to take you through an architectural journey, where they will expose their design challenges and choices.

C by Cynthia will be launching her new Cecy Collection in her store in Gemmayze. The Collection will be including the “Cecy” shoulder bags, which are the great companion to a stylish, edgy yet simple look and their variety of colors will definitely complete the positivity

The VIP lounge will be opened for an exclusive viewing of the project’s making-of: process, renderings and informal discussions around popcorn and soft drinks.

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 4pm-8pm Location: Cinemacity, Beirut Souks

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 6pm-10pm Location: CbyCynthia, Gemmayze

Rosa Maria

New Collection Launch by Nada Zeineh

For this edition, the concept store will be exhibiting the work of Danya Ahmed, Rami Chahine, Lola Claeys Bouuaert, Ana Corbero and Nada Rizk, all of them revolving around the theme of “burnt”. On the same occasion, the store will celebrate its third anniversary.

Nada Zeineh’s new collection will be launched on Wednesday 11th of June starting 6:00pm Join us for a festive atmosphere with music and drinks on the showroom’s sunny rooftop terrace.

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6pm-10pm Location: Rosa Maria Concept Store, Mar Mikhael

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 6pm-10pm Location: Nada Zeineh Showroom, Sursock

The Rug Company’s New Dhurrie Collection.

Hilights open house

The Rug Company has added New Dhurries to its versatile flatweave collection 2014 . Hand-woven cotton rugs , durable, decorative and easy to use are inspired by India’s vivid hue in their exotic shapes and colors. Date & Time: June 10, 6pm-10pm Location: The Rug Company, Ashrafieh

Hilights outdoor garden will be open for everyone to come and experience the great night ambiance using touches of light and interesting material. While, the graphic geometric patterns and the vibrant colors of this collection inject a sense of modernity that will take these rugs suitable for any interior.

Date & Time: June 10-11-12, 5pm-11pm Location: Hilights, Ashrafieh

of the sunny summer days. The weekender bag for summer weekend getaways, and of course the Box python clutches, great for the glamorous events and weddings.


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Azzi & Osta: the capsule collection Azzi & Osta are thrilled to welcome you on 10 June 2014 for a showcase of a custom made capsule collection designed especially for BDW. Their new atelier will be vibrant with colors, cocktails and all that jazz and they would be honored to have you as their guests.

STYLE INTERNATIONAL An in house design collection is ongoing to be presented by the next BDW under STYLE INTERNATIONAL tag as it is our constant belief in Lebanese production and designers.

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6pm-10pm Location: Azzi & Osta, Ashrafieh

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6pm-10pm Location: Style International, Longhi Apartment, Monot Residence

Plastik Blow Up

Innovation Habitat at theOtherDada

As part of Beirut Design Week, PLASTIK magazine opens its first pop-up shop in Saifi Village inviting you to a new visual experience that combines art, culture and shopping. The PLASTIK BLOW UP will host vintage designer and urban brands at discounted prices cool gadgets, figurines, books, a fixed cocktail bar installed by MOMO’s and a line of co-branded items created exclusively for the shop by some of Beirut’s most compelling names in arts and fashion. Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Saifi Village

Engage with theOtherDada team at their open studio revealing their Innovation Habitat and works in progress. Also, and for one night only, we have “relocated” the “Members only” Le Yacht Club for a joint installation with Dada & Associates retracing the project’s process, where a dialogue between architecture, art and urban context takes place. Date & Time: Monday June 9, 4pm-8pm Location: Beirut Souks

The pop-up shop will be open everyday till June 15.

When EVE meets ADAM at atelierG You are cordially invited to attend “WHEN EVE MEETS ADAM” that will take place at atelierG’s loft space.

THE HOUSE OF AZIZ AND WALID MOUZANNAR Generations of Jewelry Expertise During Beirut Design Week 2014, the house of Aziz and Walid Mouzannar will be hosting a cocktail to reveal the latest collections of the 6th generation of Jewelers Alia and Dori Mouzannar.

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6:30pm-10pm Location: AtelierG, Ashrafieh

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6pm-10pm Location: Aziz and Walid Mouzannar, Ashrafieh


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A Different Shade of Light by Lightbox

Tropique c’est chic by Sarah’s Bag An evening of glamour, style and summer whimsy awaits ‘Beirut Design Week’ crowd. Sarah’s Bag will present Tropique C’est Chic. A special tropical inspired collection of beach bags, tote, hats and caftans awash in the bright colors and uplifting hues of summer.

Lightbox invites you to discover the latest in luminary craftsmanship. Witness the blend of avant-garde design and technical precision at our exhibition of light, while enjoying the soothing notes of our lounge music DJ with a glass of wine. Join us and experience a new transformation of light. Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 10am-11pm Location: Lightbox, Gemmayze

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 6pm-10pm Location: Sarah’s Bag Boutique, Tabaris

NAMASTE COLLECTION LAUNCH & REDESIGN YOUR OLD mAc JEWELRY

Lumiere Group at ArtLab For Beirut Design Week 2014, Lumiere Group will be hosting an open house cocktail gathering exhibition at ArtLab; a trendy Art gallery in Gemmayze, Gouraud street. Over 3 different stages, our guests will learn how light can add more value to Art. They will then be guided into a welcoming Patio where they can relax, and discuss further in a friendly lighting atmosphere. At last, a beautiful garden is waiting to show more of our products over different moods, different feelings and different ambiances. The Exhibition will be opened to everyone during the whole week. The place will be transformed into a space where Architects, Designers, Landscapers and other lighting enthusiasts meet.

mAc Design are offering free polishing and string changing for all old mAc jewelry pieces. Anybody can walk in with their old piece and ask for the string to be changed or to polished for free.

Collection Launch: “Namaste” inspired by India Date & Time: June 11, 6pm-10pm

Workshop: Redesign your old mAc design jewelry pieces. Date & Time: June 9-13, 10pm-5pm

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 6pm-10pm Location: ArtLab, Gemmayze

U4 DESIGN Lottery by Wyssem Nochi On/Off

Public Audio Architectural Installation with DAMJ

Exclusively for Beirut Design Week 2014, Wyssem Nochi will be offering his latest U4 stacking chair to 2 lucky lottery winners! Come to the ON/OFF gallery space in Hamra, buy a lottery ticket for $20 and participate in the photoshoot with the chair. Your ticket will automatically enter a draw to win an original brand new U4 chair designed by Wyssem Nochi!

On June 11th DAMJ will be hosting an open studio/fundraiser for their public audioarchitectural installation, Open Channel. A 2x3 meter scaled model of the proposed structure will be on display featuring real-time surround sound connectivity via mobile Bluetooth. In addition, there will be demonstrations of CNC fabrication techniques as well as various furniture and lighting pieces on display. Live music, food and drinks will also be present.

The two winners will be notified by the end of Beirut Design Week (June 15). You may also buy your lottery ticket online on Ihjoz at: Ihjoz address here. Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 6pm-10pm Location: ON/OFF, Hamra

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 7pm-11pm Location: DAMJ, Gemmayze


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Margherita Open Studio

Lethe at Momo’s

Margherita will be revealing her latest capsule collection. Along with the new pieces, the exhibition will incorporate works from previous collections as well as a display of research, drawings and other material involved in the design process.

“Lethe” is a fundraising event aiming to promote more awareness about sexual health. The event will include a dinner, an auction and a party. All works on auction will be provided by some of Lebanon’s most renown designers and artists. All proceeds will go to marsa.

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 6pm-10pm Location: Abi-Hanna Design Space, Hamra

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, from 9pm Location: Momo’s, Beirut Souks

D3 Meets Beirut

Khaled el Mays Launches Rhizomes Accessories

D3 is launching a party at Roger Moukarzel studio and welcoming Lebanese designers in order to introduce them to all the possibilities that D3 offers. Dubai Design District, better known as D3, is dedicated to fostering the growth of the Emirate’s design, fashion and luxury industry. It offers businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals a creative community that will be at the very heart of the region’s design scene. D3 is the newest of TECOM Investments’ business parks – with 10 buildings currently under construction. Once complete, D3 will be a purpose built environment catering to the full value chain of the design, fashion and luxury industry – and all with the vision of creating a world class creative community that engages, nurtures and promotes local, regional and global design talent. As places are limited, please reserve ahead of time with Ihjoz.

For Beirut design week 2014, Atelier Khaled el Mays will be launching rhizomes accessories, a home accessory collection, that is visually influenced by previous Rhizomatique editions and at the same time behaves and interacts with the users like a Deleuzian rhizome. In addition to rhizomes accessories, the design house will be debuting MEDUSE, a new furniture product line that will be expanding in 20142015; it extracts visual and behavioral moments from the medusas in the sea world.

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, from 9:30pm Location: Roger Moukarzel Studio Karantina Reservation: www.ihjoz.com/events/439

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Posh, Saifi Village

Marie Munier

Liwan Sit In Launch

During Beirut Design Week 2014, Marie Munier will be open to showcase their latest jewelry collection.

Liwan will be featuring their new Sit In modular canapé along with a cocktail reception. THE SIT IN

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6pm-10pm Location: Marie Munier, Ashrafieh

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 6pm-10pm Location: Liwan, Mar Mikhael


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Chasing Craftsmen Collection Launch by Habatiq

Randa Tabbah presents ‘SWB, The 3D Collection’ Randa Tabbah will be showcasing the first 3D mockup of her collection “Somewhere in Beirut” (SWB) and will be presenting its evolution. Inspired by the map of Beirut, each piece of SWB tells someone’s story. Cuffs, earrings, necklaces, rings and pendants are designed based on the curves of Beirut streets and areas that reveal a special moment…

Take a journey into the world of Habatiq and explore its curated collections and stories from the world’s most beautiful markets and bazaars. www.habatiq.com

Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 6pm-10pm Location: Ginette, Gemmayze

Date & Time: Monday June 9, 6pm-10pm Location: Randa Tabbah, Saifi Village

Bird Cage by Sandra Macaron at Khawatem

METAMORPHOSIS EXHIBITION The graphic design alumni exhibition showcases design work produced by more than 30 graphic design alumni whose work reflects the creative outcome of LAU as an institution that has always nurtured a creative environment and design thinking. The design work exhibited ranges from animation and interactive media to packaging, posters, editorials, fashion design, typography, furniture design among other design products.

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 5pm-6pm Location: Sheikh Zayed Gallery, LAU, Beirut Campus. The exhibition will be open on June 13 & 14 from 10am-6pm

As her previous installations, Sandra Macaron is constantly impacted by her social surroundings, either to convey a nostalgic sentiment or to raise public awareness. Bird Cage is one of her contradictory installations- Bird suggesting the idea of freedom, Cage meaning the world we live ‘doctrine imprisonment’. It is a representation of the oppressed individuals living in a system of barriers which mold people who belong to a certain crowd and effect their subordination to another crowd. The line is a series of lamp shades that are visualized through diverse emotions and are shown in multiple situations.

Each cage is a characterized in laser cut metal sheets mimicking weaved cane that is replacing the handmade craft to recreate our modern yet traditional society. Bird Cage is presented by a range of chairs, stools, lamp shades and a unique jewelry piece designed exclusively for Khawatem boutique.

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 6pm-10pm Meeting Location: Khawatem, Ashrafieh

The Artisans tour in Bourj Hammoud

TOUR: Discover the Mar Mikhael Stairs

The Artisan Initiative aims to address the current threat arising amongst the craftsmanship community in Bourj Hammoud and Lebanon in whole. The preservation of craftsmanship in Bourj Hammoud project is an initiative that is working towards the sustainability of this community. Craftsmanship in Bourj Hammoud is not just an industry, it represents the culture and the identity of the people living and working there. A historical and cultural wealth will be transmitted to future generations through this project, as well the creation of new jobs and empowerment of underprivileged young people. The project will kick start as a first step from Bourj Hammoud and will then spread all over Lebanon where traditional industry has flourished since the 50’s as a manufacturing center of excellence.

The Artisan Initiative will consist in linking current designers as well as designs students/future designers of Lebanon as well as the region to the ateliers and independent artisans on one end and on the other end to connect these ateliers to underprivileged youth and artisans who are facing difficulties finding a job. The tour will introduce the participants to the ateliers and independent artisans from different fields that are located in Bourj Hammoud. The tour will launch from The Artisan Initiative’s center in Bourj Hammoud in Centre Blanco at 9am and will end approximately at 1pm followed by a lunch at Badguer.

Date & Time: Saturday June 14, 9am-1pm Meeting Location: The Artisan Initiative, Centre Blanco, Bourj Hammoud Directions & info: Call 03 510 428

Between the main street of Mar Mikhael and the area know as Geitawi lie 8 major stairs and a few other hidden ones, most of which date from the ottoman era. These stairs are the witnesses of how life used to be in the Beirut in the 50’s and 60’s back when the train was still running down the coast and are today forgotten elements of our heritage. In an effort to revitalize these neglected public spaces, the Design Department at A.L.B.A. (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) is offering guided tours to rediscover the stories and pathways hidden amongst those stairs. We have gathered research and stories around this area and we would to share some of that with you. The tour can be done in English, French or Arabic according to the group’s preference. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes and prepare to go up and down a few (not too many we promise) stairs.

Date & Time: Friday June 13, 11am-12:30pm Location: Mar Mikhael (check meeting point on map) Directions & info: Call 03 173 760


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BEHANCE BEIRUT: THE POWER OF STORYTELLING How can stories turn words into expressive visuals? O’Callahan illustrates how storytelling taps into our imagination, engages those around us, and inspires amazing achievements. We wanted to host a design session where members watch an inspirational video, explore ideas through activities, and listen to a local

HAPPY HOUR AT THE SMALLVILLE HOTEL guest speaker. The core aim of the event is to inspire designers and have them actively participate in more Portfolio Reviews in Beirut. This initiative has helped creative designers into making their ideas happen and connecting with, and relating to, other people in creative fields. Entrance fee at the door: 15,000 LL including a beer or non-alcoholic drink (Soft drink/Juice)

The Smallville Hotel is located in the residential neighbourhood of Badaro, in the middle of Beirut. Come and unwind at one of Beirut’s hippest new hotels, designer drinks on the house.

Date & Time: Thursday June 12, 7pm-9pm Location: Altcity, Hamra

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10, 5pm-9pm Location: The Smallville Hotel, Badaro

Station Market

Dekkenet Waraq

BDW is continuing its innovative programming by welcoming the first edition of the STATION Market as one of the events in this year’s program.

Shoppers can chat with the creators, try on their favorite finds and ultimately walk away with something that’s sure to be a conversation-starter.

The concept for this first edition is a two-day market set in a fun and relaxed atmosphere where shoppers can browse through dozens of booths run by emerging and established names to discover unique designer products.

The STATION Market offers designers a retail platform to raise brand awareness, launch new products and make new contacts. Product categories include furniture, lighting, fashion accessories, printed fabrics or vintage items.

Beit Waraq is hosting an “open studio” weekend during this year’s Beirut Design Week. A compilation of the collective’s work will be displayed around the house, revealing videos, animations, and installations, along with making of’s and behind the scenes. “Dekkenet Waraq” will also be launched, introducing our very own local merchandise of illustrations, postcards, notebooks and more. Feasting on kaak, laymonada and visual treats sounds like a fine way to spend two sunny afternoons.

Date & Time: Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15, 12am-8pm Location: Station, Jisr Wati

Date & Time: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June, 12am-6pm Location: Waraq, Ras el Nabeh

DESIGNER DINNERS WITH BDW 2014 INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

Beirut Design Week 2014 Party

Reserve a seat and dine with our international guests to engage in stimulating conversations about Design and their experience in their field. This is a great opportunity for all designers who would like to take personal advice on their career as well as enjoy great food and company at Le Gray. Reservation is a must.

Date & Time: Wednesday 11& Thursday 12 June, 9pm Location: Le Gray, Downtown Beirut Reservation: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/443

DESIGNER DINNERS

After a week of workshops, talks, exhibitions, films and much more, it’s time for all the participating designers and the audience to meet and enjoy the night in one space. Join us on the rooftop of Station for drinks, music and a well-deserved unwinding session. Book your ticket on ihjoz to avoid a long queue at the door!

Date & Time: Saturday June 14, from 9pm till late Location: Station, Jisr Wati Reservation: https://www.ihjoz.com/events/441

PARTY


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BDW OFFICIAL FILMS AT METROPOLIS EMPIRE SOFIL CINEMA

FILMS BY BDW PaRTICIPANTS

The Human Scale

Exit through the gift shop

50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.

The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work.

Date & Time: Monday June 9 at 7:30pm Location: Wondereight, Jisr el Bacha

Date & Time: Sunday June 15 at 6:30pm Location: Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema

Design Is One “If you can’t find it, design it”, this has the motto of the duo that influenced immensely much of what we see today. Design is One is a documentary about Lella and Massimo Vignelli, the prolific husband and wife design duo whose company, Vignelli Associates, has done wide-ranging design work for clients like American Airlines and IBM. This film features great minds such as Barry Bergdoll, Richard Meier, Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut, Peter Eisenman, Steven Heller, Paola Antonelli and others. From graphics to interiors to products and corporate identities, the film brings us into the work and everyday moments of the Vignellis’ world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.

Date & Time: Sunday June 15 at 8pm Location: Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema

Google & The World Brain The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay “World Brain”. But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.

Date & Time: Sunday June 15 at 10:15pm Location: Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema

Design and thinking Directed by Mu-Ming Tsai, Design and Thinking examines how design can influence the world of business and social change and calls on creative minds to work together to change the world. Interviewees David Kelley, Bill Moggridge and Tim Brown put forward the idea that attempting to ask the right question is more important than providing firm answers.

Date & Time: Tuesday June 10 at 7:30pm Location: Wondereight, Jisr el Bacha

Press Pause Play Directed by David Dworsky and Victor Köhler, PressPausePlay interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era to ask: Does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out?

Date & Time: Thursday June 12 at 7:30pm Location: Wondereight, Jisr el Bacha

The Making of El Bulli Gastonomic Event Nobrand Agency in Gemmayze, The Blue House, will be screening the making off the El Bulli Gastronomic event that happened in Beirut 3 years ago and has marked Lebanon on the international culinary tourism map. Special scenes and videos will be projected for the first time. Date & Time: Wednesday June 11, 9pm-11pm Location: The Blue House, Gemmayze


LBP 10.000 / KWD 2.5 / AED 37

ISSUE # 26

ARTS / STYLE / CULTURE FROM THE ARAB WORLD AND BEYOND

THE DESIGN ISSUE |

THOMAS HEATHERWICK IN ABU DHABI • BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK 2014 • SPECIAL SECTION CURATED BY STUDIO PUTMAN

MAY-JUNE 2014

IN CONVERSATION WITH ZAHA HADID • RICHARD SERRA IN DOHA • SALONE DEL MOBILE WITH JUSTIN MCGUIRK • IN THE STUDIO WITH RABIH KAYROUZ

LBP 10.000 / KWD 2.5 / AED 37

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JOD 7 / USD 10 / DHB 4 / QAR 37

ISSUE # 26

THOMAS HEATHERWICK IN ABU DHABI • BEIRUT DESIGN WEEK 2014 • SPECIAL SECTION CURATED BY STUDIO PUTMAN

IN CONVERSATION WITH ZAHA HADID • RICHARD SERRA IN DOHA • SALONE DEL MOBILE WITH JUSTIN MCGUIRK • IN THE STUDIO WITH RABIH KAYROUZ

JOD 7 / USD 10 / DHB 4 / QAR 37

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ARTS / STYLE / CULTURE FROM THE ARAB WORLD AND BEYOND

THE DESIGN ISSUE

carwan x selections

The Design Issue

Selections magazine hosts a gathering at Carwan gallery to celebrate The Design Issue & Beirut Design Week

when: 7pm-10pm, Thursday 12th June where: Carwan Gallery at L’Ébeniste, Gefinor Center, Bloc E, Clemenceau, Hamra contacts: Carwan: +961 1 738706, info@carwangallery.com / Selections: +961 1 383978, info@citynewsme.com


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MEET THE NEWCOMERS Come down to Saifi Village on June 9 at 6pm to meet the new designers featured in the Newcomers Exhibition of BDW2014.


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NEWCOMERS 2014 1+1 One plus One’s furniture concept, aims to challenge production and shipping, all of the furniture has been rethought to be producible inside retailer’s shops with the push of a button, a CNC machine will cut and sand a high quality wood by the time you’ve finished shopping. In addition you can pick and choose your finishes as well as customize the items to your liking. You’ll find more than 40 different designs in store, and the best feature is that all of it can be disassembled in a couple of steps for you to stash it away discreetly, a full living room would fit right under your bed. 

T +961 1 338 732 E c@wsurw.com W www.whitesurwhite.com

KARMA J Johanna Jonsson Abchée is the woman behind the mirror brand Karma J. Raised by a Swedish father and an Iraqi mother, she finds herself in many places from East to West, growing up in Athens, Saudi, Stockholm and Vientiane. She settled for a degree and jobs in advertising and packaging and finds her home with a Lebanese man and three curious children to carry on her search with. Karma J was conceptualized, honoring her roots from both cultures - clean-cut meets gypsy. Her designs are practical and feminine - each piece tells a story through the carefully selected materials and colors that honor the roots and bring out its true journey. Johanna designs for women in search for inner growth. The mirror is a friend that will tell you to remember the self.

E karmaj.beirut@gmail.com

KERA by Karen Kanaan Kera was launched in 2010, by Karen Kanaan. After finishing a master in Luxury Marketing, Karen went to Esmod to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer. Kera’s first spring summer collection was presented at Skybar, in 2010 and from there the adventure begun. How does Kera define her style and her collections? A paradoxical cocktail of modern and vintage: Ready-to-wear clothing with a style that marries well elegance and freedom, modernity and femininity. Fashion structured and simple to wear; with touches of originality for a stylish look. It is addressed to modern, sparkling woman, in search of unique pieces; at the same time sensual and rock.

T +961 3 521 803 E karenkanaan@hotmail.com


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NEWCOMERS 2014 MOI ET MA PUCE “Moi et ma puce” is a whole new concept, created by moms, for moms, and is the only brand that offers matching designs for mother and daughter. The story of “Moi et ma puce” goes beyond the beauty of the shoes, it’s the story of a unique bond, familiarity, and friendship between moms and daughters; the story of setting high standards for daughters at an early age in terms of fashion and shoes; and the story of little girls whose dream comes true as they wear same shoes as their moms.

T +961 1 853 065 M +961 3 774 232 E rana@moietmapuce.com Moi et ma puce

NOUR HAGE Nour graduated from Parsons Paris School of Art and Design in 2010, with a major in Fashion Design. She then went on to work for Paris-based German designer Damir Doma before returning to Beirut in 2012, where she started her eponymous line; Nour Hage. Growing up in Beirut, she was constantly confronted with decay and destruction, learning to find the beauty in the city’s imperfections. Beirut is also a city where you are confronted with the new and the old coexisting side by side, and as a consequence her work focuses on the interplay between soft and rough textures. The designs are rooted in a certain world view, a concept of beauty and its transience, but are above all wearable and contemporary.

M +961 71 392 506 E nour@nourhage.com W www.nourhage.com

SACOCHE Sacoche’s creations have beautiful design, use the best quality materials, and boast excellent craftsmanship … but perhaps the single most remarkable trait shared by our products is the perfected art of imperfection. What differs our Designs is that each individual item is one-of-a-kind, with its own character and charm, each item is made of a different types of leather ( oily pull-up, Suede, Nubuck) , from the lining to the strap, every component comes out looking beautifully vintage and “Modern”. If you like artificially smoothed leather or cookie-cutter designs, Sacoche’s products are NOT for you. Instead, if you embrace the true vintage concept and the idea of a bag or an accessory growing old with you, then look no further … you have met your match.

T +961 3 741 125 E emne.mroue@gmail.com


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NEWCOMERS 2014 SANA’ Romance, color & sensibility, is what you feel when you walk into Sanaa Ayoub’s world. Her passion transcends her sketches and her romantic yet progressive way of looking at fashion accommodates today’s modern woman. Graduating from Notre Dame University in Lebanon with the title of ‘Best Fashion Designer of the Year’ in 2010, Sanaa went on to pursue her passion in London, at the Istituto Marangoni where she perfected her skills and gained an extensive experience in fashion design. Her work experience spans a wide range of the fashion industry giants such as designers Elie Saab, Hanna Marshall, Emilio de la Morena, the trend forecasting company WGSN, and the English National Ballet.

T +961 3 504 177 E sanaa@sanaa-ayoub.com W www.sanaa-ayoub.com

SIWAR KRAYTEM Siwar Kraytem is a freshly graduating Graphic Designer. She is passionate about two things above all: graphic design and cycling. Illustration is something she enjoys too, she tries to incorporate that in her design work whenever possible. She has been pedaling through the streets of Beirut for more than 2 years and it has helped her find balance in the city of organised chaos and grow a closer and more intimate relationship with Beirut. ABCycling in Beirut is a cycling guide to Beirut. It is a translation of the experience of cycling around Beirut. It’s a compilation of questions and answers, pointers and tips for those willing to start a cycling quest in Beirut. It acts as a new pair of glasses to the city and discusses the solution of going about Beirut on two-wheels.

T +961 71 315 365 E siwar.kraytem@hotmail.com

WE SHAPE HEARTS We shape hearts is the lovechild of a small group of designers who want to shape the world around them with beautiful things. However, they don’t particularly like hearts and vow never to use them in their designs. We shape hearts is born out of frustration because of all the things that are missing at home, but also out of passion to create and explore what might be possible. A love/hate relationship with the city, the people, the objects and all the intangibles is the fuel that brought together these young minds and inspired them to start an insignificant revolution. The design collections follow no calculated direction; instead, they follow the heart. Crap de la Crap.

T +961 3 127 349 E wework@weshapehearts.com W www.weshapehearts.com


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Meet The Participants This year we are thrilled to have brought together an even greater number of participants to collectively take part in Beirut Design Week 2014 as a design community.


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ART FACTUM GALLERY Art Factum Gallery is a fresh space devoted to presenting all forms of contemporary art and design. Founded in 2011, it is located in Beirut’s industrial Quarantine District, and exists as the renovated product of an old steel factory. As for the Design scene, with the country’s artistic spotlight having slightly shifted into the more utilitarian and three-dimensional aspect of art forms and products, Art Factum Gallery chooses to mostly endorse local designers. The gallery’s specific annual design show serves to introduce new talents or propagate designers that have already launched their careers, all in all serving to emphasize the importance of contemporary Lebanese design. It is also important to highlight that the designers and the gallery itself tend to utilize local materials and crafts for the production of the design items.

Art Factum Gallery represents and supports several international and local artists and designers in the Middle Eastern region. Marc Dibeh has collaborated with Art Factum Gallery during two design exhibitions, the first in 2012, All Down the Line, which included his series Wires with Marc Baroud; the second design exhibition was SPECTRUM, in 2013, in which he showcased his series of broken mirrors entitled Please Don’t Tell Mom. His works have also been showcased by Art Factum Gallery in Design Miami 2013 and Design Days Dubai 2014 and 2013.

EXHIBITION Art Factum Gallery is proud to present a solo show by product designer Marc Dibeh.

Date & Time: June 13, 6pm-9pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Karantina, Beirut Rehban St. Behind Sleep Comfort Louis Abdo Bldg. Ground Fl.

T +961 1 443 263 E info@artfactumgallery.com W www.artfactumgallery.com

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 colors, some 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].

OPEN STUDIO, COLLECTION LAUNCH & WORKSHOP Ashrafieh Sassine 43 Albert Khayat St. Chamieh Bldg. Underground

T +961 71 219 911 E grace@atelierg.net W www.atelierg.net

Open Studio: “HAWWA” June 9-15, 11am-6:30pm

Workshop 1: “REMAKE IT” June 12, 10:30am-2:30pm Workshop 2: “REMAKE IT” June 12, 3:30pm-7:30pm

Collection Launch: “When EVE meets ADAM” June 10 at 6:30pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.


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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 on December 2002 . 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 NY, Europe, Middle East and Lebanon. The many talented Lebanese artist 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 blocked. 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 ‘Create and Wear’. 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 Sibylle Tamer will be hosting “CREATE & WEAR!” over a cocktail.

Date & Time: June 11, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the workshops section.

Gemmayzeh 480 Gouraud St. Saad Bldg.

T +961 1 587 929 E info@atelier-sz.com W www.atelier-sz.com

aziz & walid mouzannar The house of Aziz and Walid Mouzannar, generations of jewelry expertise… Since the 18th century the Mouzannar Family has been established as leading fine jewelers in the Middle East. In the 1950s the late Aziz Mouzannar and his brother Walid made significant contributions to the transformation of Beirut’s Jeweler’s Souk, positioning it as a main jewelry destination for the entire Middle East. Dori Mouzannar joined the family business in 1991 after receiving his degree in economics in London and continuing with a specialization in gemology. His artistic vision and sense of perfection led him to put together a skilled team of workers and renewed the company workshops.

His designs introduce modernity to traditional jewelry, creating a timeless and unique character within each individual piece. Keeping in line with his ancestor’s heritage, Dori puts his heart into his work with a daring style oriented towards seduction. Alia Mouzannar studied architecture before embracing jewelry design in 2003. In addition to her rigorous training, she has a wide visual culture and a passion for contemporary art which inspires her creations. Her pieces are characterized by an exceptional sense of proportion, harmony, poetry, humor and a free spirit. Emotional value combined with luxury and glamour is inherent to her unique jewelry. Alia Mouzannar has won several awards and accolades, including the SDE Award for the HRD 2011 contest in Shanghai.

EXHIBITION The House of Aziz & Walid Mouzannar Generations of Jewelry Expertise.

Ashrafieh St. Nicolas Street.

Date & Time: June 10, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 200 756 E info@awmouzannar.com W www.awmouzannar.com


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AZZI & OSTA Azzi & Osta is the brainchild of the designerduo: George Azzi and Assaad Osta. Both born in 1986, they joined ESMOD- Beyrouth in 2004. In 2007, upon delivering their final collections for graduation from ESMOD, George and Assaad won the Prize of the President of the Jury Mr Elie Saab and the Prize of the Jury respectively. After graduating, they joined the creative department at Elie Saab, as Assistant Designers for 18 months, a period that allowed the pair to explore each other’s approach to aesthetics. The year 2010 witnessed the birth of “Azzi & Osta” with their debut collection which was showcased in a luxury multi-brand boutique in Beirut. The collection gained success quickly and led the designers, in less than a year, to open their first showroom and atelier in Beirut, at the age of 24. Azzi & Osta’s style is highlighted with its challenging conceptual volumes that are vintage in soul yet in perfect modern proportions.

COLLECTION LAUNCH Ashrafieh, Tabaris Mar Maroun General Fouad Chehab St. M +961 3 587 615 E info@azziandosta.com Samaha Bldg. W www.azziandosta.com 4th Fl.

BERNARD JABBOUR COUTURE Bernard Jabbour believes a gown can tell a story, paint a picture on the canvas we call the human body, allowing the self realization that by mere virtue of wearing one of his creations, a woman can be in perfect harmony with her self-image and the clothing on her back--radiant beauty create by the fusion of the perfectly colored, hand-crafted garment. 2014 couture collection is inspired by L’Opra de Paris, whose intrinsic, timeless beauty and supreme luxury lead him into his own rêverie of glamorous women wearing his modern, asymmetrical clean designs against the iconic, ornate Baroque backdrop of this Parisian landmark. His atelier is where the fusion of the finest, most luxurious, fluid textiles, a vivid imagination and the craftsmanship of a time passed meet to delight the eyes, warm the hearts, and otherwise bring his clients’ dreams comes true.

EXHIBITION Date & Time: June 11, 6pm-10pm

Bernard Jabbour Cocktail Reception.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Ashrafieh Charles Malek 66 Debbas St.

M +961 3 812 857 E bernard.jabbour@gmail.com “Bernard Jabbour”

The BDW capsule collection by Azzi & Osta.

Date & Time: June 10, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.


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BOKJA Our story began with a name: Bokja*, and soon turned into a verb. Bokja became our active way of re-imagining different possibilities, adding unexpected twists and creating new legacies from overlooked ideas. Our design and craft studio remixes tradition through a contemporary perspective that is constantly walking the fine line between art, design and life. At the heart of Bokja is a desire to revive a lifestyle that we are watching slowly disappear. A lifestyle where intuitions are followed, small moments are savored and emotional complexities are not only embraced but also celebrated. With everything hand built in Beirut, it is the city that set our stitches in motion.

Our assemblages are a live celebration of the differences that bring us all together in the most unexpected ways. In a boldly beautiful voice, we tell stories that resonate to find a common language. Everyone is invited. *Bokja: a precious piece of fabric to wrap a woman’s most cherished possessions. A Bokja fabric is an amalgamation of materials: collected from around the world or produced in our atelier, all hand assembled to be given a new life story.

EXHIBITION Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-10pm

Tree of Love by Bokja.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Saifi Village Mukhallassiya St. Bldg. 332 Bokja Design

T +961 1 975 576 E info@bokjadesign.com W www.bokjadesign.com

c by cynthia C by Cynthia will be launching her new Cecy Collection on Wednesday 11th of June from 6pm till 10pm in her store in Gemmayze, Mar Maroun Street. The Collection will be including the “Cecy” shoulder bags, which are the great companion to a stylish, edgy yet simple look and their variety of colors will definitely complete the positivity of the sunny summer days. The weekender bag for summer weekends getaways, and of course the Box python clutches, great for the glamorous events and weddings.

Collection launch Gemmayze Mar Maroun St. Chaoul Bldg. C by Cynthia showroom

T +961 1 585 758 E info@cbycynthia.com W www.cbycynthia.com

Cecy Collection launch.

Date & Time: June 11, 6pm-10pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.


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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 custom-made 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.

OPEN STUDIO Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-10pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Saifi Village Georges Haddad St.

T +961 1 973 088 E info@richani.com

Dada&Associates Founded by Nabil Dada in 1972, Dada & Associates provides Interior Architecture services to corporations, developers and individuals in Lebanon, the Middle East and Europe. D&A has become known for interiors that possess a remarkable degree of coherence, authenticity, and strength of character, whether they follow a single style or subtly bring together different periods and cultures.

D&A collaborates with specialists on Lighting and Acoustics, but space and volumes form the heart of Nabil Dada’s approach: “I’m so concerned in every design about proportions”. Along with the Yacht Club, his team just completed the design of the Beirut Souks CinemaCity consisting of 14 state of the art cinemas.

D&A is a familial quality design studio. Its core team is headed by Nabil Dada, CEO, and his wife Ghada, Managing Director. With their experienced group of architects, interior designers and specialists, they interact collectively to build spatial and aesthetic experiences. Nabil Dada harbors a special fondness for modernity, the newest of the new, but he’s also had to master the classical mode often preferred by his mostly Arab clientele. D&A has designed projects across a variety of styles such as Classical, Timeless Modern, and CuttingEdge Contemporary, ranging from government edifices, palaces, to hotels, boutiques and entertainment centers. PRESENTATION Dada & Associates will be presenting their works at Beirut Souks Cinemacity.

Beirut Souks 47 Patriarch Howayeck St. Sabbagh Bldg. 4th Fl.

Date & Time: June 9. 4pm-8pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 976 570 E info@dada-associates.com W www.dada-associates.com


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DAR ONBOZ & JOAN BAZ Dar Onboz is a Lebanese interdisciplinary art and design platform, creating and producing and publishing visually led Books, songs, music, performances, films, animations, objects, toys, art shows, pedagogical tools, and everything in between.

Our audiences are children, young adults and adults. Joan Baz works with different disciplines; video, animation, illustration and art direction. Baz is one of the founders of the multidisciplinary collective “Waraq” and also contributes as an art director and illustrator for the Outpost magazine.

EXHIBITION Dar Onboz and Joan Baz will be hosting an exhibition “I went looking for Palestine” in Saifi Village.

T +961 1 380 533 E daronboz@gmail.com W www.daronboz.com

Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

W www.joanbaz.com

FEER McQUEEN Our story begins, as a small group of individuals who enjoy good food, painting on walls and understand that a night spent sleeping is a night forgotten. FEER McQUEEN is an international House of Creatives. We use a unique creative approach to enhance all aspects of design, strategy, marketing and advertising. Through our commitment as a forward thinking creative community, our list of clients shortly grew from local to an international one. We are professional designers, developers, animators, technicians, managers and Pepsi drinkers. We are visionaries when it comes to planning garden parties. We do not give up, we do not replicate, and we do not tolerate suits. We believe in talent, we believe in fun and in an aggressive approach. Basically, we get the job done because creativity is a promise we will always keep. Our work is our passion and our clients are satisfied. Ask them! TALKS & WORKSHOPS Workshop: Typography: Half of what I say: typographic poetry by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Date & Time: June 11, 11am-1pm

Workshop: Colours, Colours and lots of Colours by Firas Mghames & Zeina Baaklini Date & Time: June 11, 4pm-7pm

Workshop: Editorial Design augmenting the magazine by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Date & Time: June 10, 4pm-6pm

Talk: Humour in design with Rebecca Mourani Date & Time: June 13, 11am-12pm

Jeita, 500m away from NDU main campus St. Elias Neighborhood Sector 1, St. 6

For more information, refer to the talks & workshops section.

T +961 9 232 893 E info@feer-mcqueen.com W www.feer-mcqueen.com


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GHASSAN SALAMEH In collaboration with Atelier Celine el Hage

A new Lighting Fixtures collection composed of metal and glass. The concept is an abstraction of the islamic pattern by taking a random initial basic shape and repeating it following a grid to end up looking like an Islamic or oriental pattern.

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.

It is a contemporary piece that tries to break the pattern and deform it to reintroduce the idea of contemporary arabic or oriental design that counts heavily on oriental patterns and Moucharrabiyas. The metal grid is perfectly cut and constructed on measure then fused with glass into a chandelier reminiscing the idea of traditional Moroccan lanterns but introducing a new presentation based primarily on a well calculated process of experimentation.

COLLECTION LAUNCH Launching of a lighting fixtures collection in collaboration with Atelier Celine el Hage at Beirut Souks, Jewelry section.

Keserouan Ain El Rihaneh

Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-11pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 3 691 709 E info@ghassansalameh.com W www.ghassansalameh.com

salamehghassan

HABATIQ.COM It all started with a collection of gathered pieces of travel fortunes, each evoking a story of its own, bringing about enduring memories and smiles, feeding off an appetite for more travel adventures. Habatiq.com, an idea born out of a passion for travel, a curiosity for cultures of the world and an avid interest in the challenging and intriguing online world. From the office to a bazaar, from Beirut to Cairo, Delhi, Istanbul & Isfahan, Samar Dani, the founder, explores the beautiful crafts and heritage of different peoples and shares stories with her community. Recreating along the way, a unique and authentic journey; a journey that merges the old and ethnic with the new and ever interesting, rich cultures of the world. ‘It is after all, about finding the pieces, chasing after craftsmen and artisans, the whole interaction, bustle and energy.’

EXHIBITION Habatiq will be hosting an exhibition “Chasing Craftsmen” at Ginette, Gemmayze.

Date & Time: June 11, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Zkak El Blat Army St. Les Gradins Bldg. Facing Mouawad Museum

T +961 1 986 459 E info@habatiq.com W www.habatiq.com


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Hilights Sculpting space with our creative touch of lighting, Hilights pioneered in the Lighting Design profession. We do not explain architecture we express it. At Hilights we believe in a fresh and original approach. Each project is given its own identity and character. One that is a reflectance of the clients’ pleasure and the architects design vision.

‘Light always follows the path of the beautiful’; we compliment the beauty of the architectural design. The architect’s greatest satisfaction is when he sees his jewel project at night as much as he would cherish it during the day. We have long researched and developed our techniques in the art of lighting. We have the knowledge and the tools to create the ultimate mix that provides the blend of light, color and texture with every architectural theme. At Hilights we are free from all commitment, brands and tags. Our goal is achieving the best results with the best product available. But many times we are challenged with situations where we have to create our own source of light. This is when we put our long experience to the test and come out on top with the most favorable solution.

WORKSHOP & OPEN STUDIO For more information, refer to the workshops & exhibitions & more section.

Workshop: Express with Light Date & Time: June 13, 5pm-11pm Open Studio: Hilights Open House Date & Time: June 10-11-12, 5pm-11pm

T +961 1 613 413 ext 106 E v.abdallah@hilights.net W www.hilights.net

Ashrafieh Near Mathaf 669 Chibli Bldg.

Images D’Orient Peggy Raphaël Dabar & Charbel Raphaël, the soul behind Images d’Orient. Images d’Orient is a contemporary concept paying tribute to the legacy of past civilizations. “We believe in a world where diversity is embraced and modern a resonance of ancient”. Inspired by our heritage, the designer objects have a distinctive look, both vintage and futuristic. Each collection has its inspiration, Henna, Sejjadeh, Moucharabieh, Nassij…and carries a story within it! So, dive into our various tides and find your wave!

COMPETITION & EXHIBITION Competition: Coaster Design (winner announced June 13 at 8pm at Villa Clara)

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Exhibition: Highlights Open House Date & Time: June 13, 4pm-9pm

2061-1907 Beirut Fernaini St. Cedrus Bldg.

T +961 1 331 999 E c.raphael@eusamexmail.com


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IWAN MAKTABI Iwan Maktabi, a third generation carpet gallery, represents the new energetic movement in the Maktabi family, a family so deeply rooted in the carpet industry, that their name has become synonymous with this fine art form throughout the region.

Iwan Maktabi’s mission to keep evolving with an ever changing and morphing world, is grounded by a deep experience in age old weaving techniques.

Founded in Beirut in 1985, Iwan’s commitment to quality, innovation and creativity attracted much appreciation, and the gallery quickly acquired the reputation of market leaders in both antique and contemporary design carpets. With the help of in-house as well as international designers, Iwan Maktabi developed many collections of contemporary carpets, in addition to producing art pieces for acclaimed artists such as Ethel Adnan and Ayman Baalbaki.

TALK & COLLECTION LAUNCH

Talk: “What inspires us to design” by Jan Kath. Date & Time: June 10, 6:30pm-7pm

For more information, refer to the talks & exhibitions & more section.

Collection Launch: Erased Heritage by Jan Kath and Tamreen by Mohamed Maktabi Date & Time: June 10, 6pm-10pm

Ashrafieh Charles Malek Avenue Quantum Tower

T +961 1 336 301 / 305 W www.iwanmaktabi.com

JOE FISH Joe Fish began as an idea. Trapped in an unwholesome advertising industry, he felt like a goldfish swimming in circles. He made up his mind to strike out on his own, in search of a place where the seaweed is greener. On February 7, 2010, Joe Fish was officially founded as a creative boutique agency with the sole goal of sharing beautiful ideas. Likeminded individuals soon joined in, average Joes with hearts bigger than their egos, and together they formed a multidisciplinary team with a wide range of talents and a common love for their craft. And so Joe Fish was formed, bringing together simple people who believe in simple solutions… people who don’t follow the crowd, but their instincts…who don’t choose their brands, but let the brands choose them…a bunch of working not-so-stiffs who don’t take themselves too seriously, only their job. Now Joe is making his way in the world, never pretending to be the biggest fish in the pond, just glad to be himself. As a fish, he has firsthand knowledge about “getting them hooked” and “reeling them in”, but the only “bait” he’s likely to take is the lure of friendship. The only body he wants to increase is his family. EXHIBITION A Designer’s Worst Nightmare Date & Time: June 13, 6:13pm

Mar Mikhael Armenia St. Dib Bldg. 3rd Fl.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 570 060 E info@joefish.com W www.joefish.com

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Khaled el Mays ATELIER KHALED EL MAYS, a Mutli-disciplinary design studio that focuses on Furniture Design, Interior Architecture and Graphics in Space. Khaled, born in Lebanon, earned a degree in Architecture from the American University of Beirut and an MFA in digital arts from Pratt Institute in New York. His work tackles multiplicity and repetition, it is always process based mutations, and the outcome is an instance of purity and balance extracted from pools of visual data. Since the launch of his debut collection, RHIZOMES, in 2013, Atelier Khaled El Mays has been published and exhibited in national and international media and venues.

COLLECTION LAUNCH Atelier khaled el mays will be launching a new furniture collection and rhizomes accessories at Posh, Saifi Village.

Ashrafieh Tabaris 1164 Abel El Hadi St. 2nd Fl.

Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 655 154 E khaledelmays@gmail.com W www.atelierkhaledelmays.com

khawatem Khawatem is a concept jewelry boutique, nested in the heart of Ashrafieh, featuring handcrafted rings in limited editions along with an open art space for hosting multidisciplinary artists from all over the globe.

COLLECTION LAUNCH Bird Cage by Sandra Macaroun Date & Time: June 10, 6pm-10pm

Ashrafieh, Tabaris Chehade St. Metropolis Bldg. Ground Fl.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 215 850 E info@khawatem.com W www.khawatem.com


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LIGHTBOX At LIGHTBOX, we believe in the transformative power of lighting and the aesthetics of design, actively promoting and supplying lighting systems and fixtures for all kinds of projects.  Established in Beirut, and having expanded to Qatar and KSA, we have broadened our product range to provide our clients with the finest lighting tools from Europe and the USA. Our product line, along with the brands we represent, range from architectural and technical, to professional & decorative lighting.  If you feel like testing our metal, our team of architects, electrical engineers and art directors awaits a new challenge; experience yet another transformation of light.

EXHIBITION Date & Time: June 11, 10am-11pm

Lightbox invites you to discover the latest in luminary craftsmanship.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Saifi, Beirut Pasteur St.

T +961 1 444 428 E info@lightbox.com

LIWAN LIWAN Paris-Beirut, the world of the Mediterranean-oriental nomad.

A lightened vision filled with innovation and modernity in terms of materials, cuts, colors.

The “House Wear” and the “Lounge wear” in LIWAN Paris-Beirut offer a new idea of the east.

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.

In Liwan every object is unique. Handmade. Inspired by the past. Adapted to the present.

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.

EXHIBITION The new “SIT IN” modular diwan.

Date & Time: June 13, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Mar Mikhayel 56 Madrid St. Khanikian Bldg. Ground Fl.

T +961 1 444 141 E lira@inco.com.lb

Liwan Beirut

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Lumiere Group Founded in 1994, Lumiere Group has been raising quality standards and setting industry trends in the lighting sector. It is one of the leading lighting supply chains in the Middle-East with headquarters based in Beirut, Lebanon. With its distinctive showrooms in Jnah and Sin-el-Fil, Lumiere Group offers outstanding services to the market, providing a wide and unique range of products and representing more than 30 leading and sought-after international manufacturers. This range includes choices from different styles and designs, luxurious and high-end lighting to «prêt-a-porter» fixtures, covering architectural, decorative and technical solutions. Lumiere Group takes pride in the selection of their brands in order to bring the right value and satisfaction to their customers. Each brand having its own design and story to tell…

EXHIBITION Exhibition at Gemmayze, Gouraud St., ARTLAB (1804 Rmeil Bldg. 1st right after St. Nicolas stairs). Date & Time: June 11, 6pm-10pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Sin El Fil Blvd. Sin El Fil Spring Station Ariss Bldg.

Ghobeiry Sector 7 75thSt., Bldg. 28

T +961 1 484 216 E m.torbey@lumieregroup.net

LUXLAB Luxlab’s expertise in creating lighting solutions has helped leading “Architects and Designers” develop lit identities for their projects. As lighting design specialists, our grip of light’s design potential has provided technologically innovative & sustainable lighting solutions, from schematic design through to project completion.

Saifi Pasteur St. Facing CAT Bldg. 1st Fl. above Lightbox Showroom

T +961 1 573 757 E info@luxlab.com W www.lux-lab.com


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mAc DESIGN With a diploma in advertising from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts [Alba], a creative sense always renewed and confirmed a taste for the art in all its forms. Marcelle Asmar started creating modern and personalized gold and silver jewelry under the label of mAc design. With mAc design all imaginations are allowed and all the mixes are possible: engrave your name, or the names of your loved ones, your favorite quote or the reproduction of a drawing of your choice on a precious metal… The piece which you will have ordered will be unique.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

COLLECTION LAUNCH & WORKSHOP Collection Launch: “Namaste” inspired by India Date & Time: June 11, 6pm-10pm

Workshop: Redesign your old mAc design jewelry pieces. Date & Time: June 9-13, 10pm-5pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Gemmayze Mar Maroun Sector 81, 55 St.

T +961 1 563 319 E marcelle@macdesignlb.com W www.macdesignlb.com

MADE FOR BRANDS Made for Brands studio (MFB) is specialized in storytelling for brands. Every brand has a voice and a story to tell, we make sure it’s narrated in the most memorable and effective way. Placing the user at the center of the story, we develop unique scenarios, in both real and virtual environments; Creating concepts, and translating them into tools: 360° brand strategy, mission, territories, brand identity, user experience, events, sounds, and any action the story requires... Explore

Create We translate the story into actions by building narratives that engage the users and trigger emotions. This is where we develop and design the creative tools needed to tell the brand’s story. Share The strength of a story relies on how well it is re-adapted through multiple environments. This is where we, as creative directors, adapt the story and engage our users’ participation, surprising them and make them rediscover the brand at each point of contact.

Through in-depth qualitative and quantitative research, we explore and assess the brand, market, trends, competitive landscape, and user profiles. We analyze and interpret the results to position the brand and derive opportunities and anticipate encounters between the user profiles and the brand.

OPEN STUDIO Action: The Storytelling Playground by Made for Brands Date & Time: June 10, 5pm-10pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Ashrafieh Beydoun St. Tueny Bldg. Ground Floor

T +961 1 424 498 E contact@mfbstudio.com W www.mfbstudio.com


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NADA DEBS 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’--a homage to the vibrant medley of Eastern cultures that have influenced the designer’s personal story--is a harmonious translation of the minimalism ideals of the Far East and the contrasting warm patterns typical of Arabesque design made into classic, high quality interior pieces. The ‘Contemporary’ collection, an extension of the concept illustrates the blend of Western influence on Middle Eastern design; from the ‘form and function’ design ideals of the US 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, adoption of international trends and most importantly, the preservation of local craftsmanship across the Middle East.

EXHIBITION #CRAFTCOOL exhibition.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-10pm

Beirut Central District Saifi Village Mukhallassiya St.

T +961 1 999 002/3/4 E info@nadadebs.com W www.nadadebs.com

NADA ZEINEH Architect by training, Nada Zeineh signs several projects in Lebanon among which the Soap Museum in Saida 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.

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.

In 2004 she opens her showroom, creates her label Nounzein and dedicates herself exclusively to jewelry and to small sculptures like mobiles, stabiles or small flower tables. For her, every piece is a project in itself, a project born from a dream, a souvenir, a «collective memory».

COLLECTION LAUNCH & WORKSHOP Collection Launch Date & Time: June 11, 6pm-10pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more & workshops section.

Workshop: Jewelry Design, Crafting Jewelry Date & Time: June 12, 6pm-9pm

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

T +961 1 448 156 E nadazei@inco.com.lb


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NOBRAND NOBRAND is an award-winning agency, for luxury branding and hospitality, with great emphasis on real estate, restaurant concept creation, web solutions, and social media. We are the only Middle Eastern agency to have written the Pan Arab Web Awards guidelines for the Middle East. Nobrand is the only agency in the LEVANT to be featured in Taschen’s icon series worldwide in more than five international cities including, Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen. A testament to our commitment to service, quality, creativity and innovation. Always going against the clichéd grain, Nobrand adds a special spark.

We don’t believe in confining our creativity to conventional approaches. Trailblazers to the core, we believe in the power of unconventional branding. Successful branding is rooted in creating an experience. To achieve that, a solid, attention grabbing brand identity and awareness are essential. And guerrilla tactics can help make this happen. By using atypical approaches, unexpected places and thoughtprovoking engagement, Nobrand taps into the potential of unconventional branding. Given our clientele (luxury brands and hospitality), we tailor these surprising innovative tactics to best mirror each brand’s niche nature and exclusivity.

FILM SCREENING The making of the El Bulli Gastronomic event.

For more information, refer to the films section.

Date & Time: June 11, 9pm-11pm

Gemmayze Rue Gouraud Alley # 507 The Blue House 1st Fl.

T +961 1 444 080 E nb@nobrandholding.com W www.nobrand.com

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 it’s forms.

EXHIBITION And...Action! Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-10pm

Beirut Port District Port St. Bohsali Bldg.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 566 302 E info@theoddfish.com W www.theoddfish.com

The Oddfish Oddfish Beirut


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PARALX PARALX {par-uh-laks} - an acronym of Parallel Practice, is a young multidisciplinary Design Practice based in Beirut, Lebanon.

We radically reject the idea of summarizing this collaborative process and package it as a single person’s work.

As a definition of collaborative work, PARALX was born as a counter idea to what has been wrongly referred to today as “starchitect”. We believe that Design is a product of collaboration & is never down to a single person’s efforts.

PARALX is currently establishing itself in various design niches, including ground-up construction, Interiors, and digital fabrication, with projects in Lebanon & the Gulf counties.

Unesco Wata el Msaitbeh 163 Abi Chahla Street

T +961 1 819 711 W www.paralx.com

PLATFORM 39 Platform 39 is a design store featuring an eclectic mix of furniture; home and lifestyle objects created by emerging and established independent designers from Lebanon, the Middle East & Africa. Platform 39 encourages and promotes the design industry and culture in the country by offering/hosting in its “WagonLab” Art, Design & Lifestyle related workshops addressed to professionals and the general public. Creative individuals and companies can use this one of a kind space for a wide variety of courses, meetings and events. We provide you with unique pieces to spice up your interiors and are a space for talent incubation and generation.

EXHIBITION Welcoming “Assouline” books: garden cocktail party & display of Lebanese, middle eastern & African designers

Ashrafieh Mgr. Ghophrael St. Bldg. 23

Date & Time: June 10, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 339 381 E info@platform-39.com W www.platform-39.com

platform39Beirut


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PURRL 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 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.

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.

EXHIBITION Showcasing their latest jewelry collection Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-10pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 974 475 E purrl1@hotmail.com W www.purrlgallery.com

Saifi Village Said Akl St.

RALPH MASRI Born in Beirut in 1989, Ralph Masri has had an international upbringing having lived between Lebanon, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. At the age of 18 he moved to London to train as a jeweller at Central Saint Martins. His first major milestone occurred when he won the Swarovski Award as a first-year student, which gave him the opportunity to work for the global brand.

He recently launched his new fine jewellery collection Arabesque Deco which can be seen along with his other striking collections at his newly opened showroom in Mar Mikhael.

During his second year he received widespread recognition for his talent by being nominated for a UK Jewellery Award – aged 20 he was the youngest to be nominated. He has worked and designed for other leading household names in Europe, and in 2011 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, setting up his eponymous label shortly after. With a love for both fine and fashion jewellery, Ralph fuses both worlds combining the preciousness and finesse of fine jewellery with the bold spirit of fashion jewellery, creating statement pieces with a fervent attention to detail and a strong emphasis on artistry and craftsmanship.

EXHIBITION Open house cocktail party Date & Time: June 13, 6pm-10pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Mar Mikhael 100 Rue de Madrid

T +961 1 566 538 E info@ralphmasri.com W www.ralphmasri.com

Ralph Masri


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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. “My work is really an expression of travelling between two different cultures, of remembering all the things I associate with the iconography of packaging and objects. I collect stuff so as to export culture! I like preserving the unnoticed things, the things we just throw away’

The studio has worked for the following clients: Comptoir Libanais, Bokja, Batchig, Kalilah, Harvey Nichols, Villa Moda, Liberty’s, Boutique 1, the V&A, the Arts Council, Paul Smith, BBC, Wolff Olins, Skoun, Sawani, Patchi, Itsu, and Nada Debs. Rana launched www.mishmaoul.com, a successful online store selling her own creations of home products and a collection of accessories, art, prints and one of a kind objects.

She has been running her own London-based design studio for over a decade, now located in Beirut, and specializes in brand creation, art direction, design, consultation for retail, hospitality, product, print, exhibitions and events.

WORKSHOP “Cut & Paste”: Creating Contemporary Products from Traditional Islamic Design

Date & Time: June 11, 4pm-7pm 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

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. COLLECTION LAUNCH SWB, The 3D Collection Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-10pm

The exhibition will remain on display from June 9-15. For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Saifi Village Moukhallassiyeh St.

T +961 1 215 288 E info@randatabbah.com W www.randatabbah.com


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rapidmanufactory RapidManufactory, the first 3D printing and rapid manufacturing shop, in the Middle East, is located in Beirut, Lebanon. The FabLab offers its 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and 3D Modelling services at theBAKERY. With the workshop’s state of the art Selective Laser Sintering workstation (3D printer) digital 3D designs can be baked into physical solid objects. Now printing also in “Glow in the dark” and various metals, RapidManufactory will present many designs from chair to eyewear by Ghouyoum (Guillaume Crédoz, architect, maker and head of RapidManufactory).

TheBAKERY along with RapidManufactory holds steel, ceramic, wood workshops. This FabLab is pioneering digital fabrication and manufacturing research since a year with projects like: QalamSila: a construction toy, made of 3D printed connectors and wood pencils, which was entirely developed from the bare idea to distribution in its premises TheObsessiveDrafter: a tech-art installation, recently presented at Dubai Design Days, which draws large murals and portraits autonomous.

EXHIBITION Freshly Baked Today

The exhibition will remain on display from June 9-15, 9am-7pm

Date & Time: June 13, 6pm-10pm

For more information, refer to the exhibition section.

Rmeil Salah Labake St. Before Private Hotel

T +961 1 566 241 E print@rapidmanufactory.com W www.rapidmanufactory.com

RIMA KHATIB Rima Khatib draws on her different design education and professional experience to create her unconventional designs. Trained as an architect in the USA and as an industrial designer in Paris, she started working exclusively on furniture design two years ago and showed her first collection at the BDW 2012. Rima is inspired to develop pieces that respond to a need, by creating inventive solutions to solve particular problems. Such is the case in the Cache-cache coat hangers, where the design allows the hanging clothes to be hidden from view in a truly innovative object. The tables from the Precious Waste collection provide a beautiful and original solution to the environmental pressures of waste with a very challenging production technique. The Bouquet hot plate coasters are another ingenious design, where the floral-shaped coaster can be gathered together, or spread apart, to suit the size of the hot plate, thus saving the user from the need for different size coasters, all in a very poetic esthetic quality, that is her individual style.

As a postmodernist, Rima likes to express the symbolic and the emotional in her designs, and carries them further, beyond their functional and the esthetic quality, to tell a story. Rima has participated in many exhibitions locally and internationally and shows different pieces in selected galleries around Beirut such as, Platform 39, Salt, Le Loft 271, Espaces Ephemeres, Eklekta and Carousel. This year, Rima will focus on a new project for the BDW, the Time Traveler, a Lebanese toy that visits our past, teaching children about our history and culture through play. With a group of designers, she developed this product which will be produced by the women of SOS children’s village. The launching of this toy is expected before the end of the year.

WORKSHOP & OPEN STUDIO Workshop: The Time Traveler Project Date & Time: June 12, 5pm-7pm Workshop: The Time Traveler for Kids Date & Time: June 14

Open Studio: Rima’s Work Exhibition Date & Time: June 12, 11am-5pm For more information, refer to the workshops & exhibitions & more section.

Clemenceau, America St. Orgholian Bldg. Ground Fl. Rima Khatib Designart

T +961 1 367 317 E rima.khatib@gmail.com


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ROSA MARIA A space with a peculiar interior and storytelling furniture pieces that reflect Rosa Maria’s personality and complements her famous jewelry, topped with precious and semi-precious stones: a blend of extremes, of roughness & simplicity with ultimate sophistication. To mirror her vagabond personality and eternalize her trips all around the world, Rosa Maria brought a mix of international designer pieces, focusing on the art of craftsmanship, hand dyeing and material research.

EXHIBITION Exhibiting the work of Danya Ahmed, Rami Chahine, Lola Claeys Bouuaert, Ana Corbero and Nada Rizk, around the theme of “burnt”. The store will also celebrate its 3rd anniversary.

Date & Time: June 13, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Mar Mikhael 56 Madrid St. Khanikian Bldg.

T +961 1 571 985 E conceptstore@rosamariajewellery.com W www.rosamariajewellery.com

SARAH’S BAG Born and raised in Lebanon, Sarah Beydoun is the Creative Director and Founder of Sarah’s Bag. She belongs to a generation of Beirut-based designers who came of age during the country’s sixteen-year civil war and are now contributing to rebuilding the city’s cultural life through their creative passion. Beydoun 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 exprisoners 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.

COLLECTION LAUNCH Exhibiting a special tropical inspired collection: Tropique c’est chic.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Date & Time: June 11, 6pm-10pm

Ashrafieh, Tabaris 100 Lebanon St. Mhanna Bldg. 2nd Fl.

T +961 1 575 586 E info@sarahsbag.com W www.sarahsbag.com


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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 E info@siegesocial.com

SMOGALLERY Smogallery was founded by interior architect Gregory Gatserelia in the summer of 2010, as a gallery of art & design. Located in the hip and trendy Karantina area, the gallery showcases artists and designers who are both emerging and established, from Lebanon and abroad, including Najla El Zein. Nathalie Khayat, Ranya Sarakbi, Karim Chaya, Georges Mohasseb, Danielle Moudabber, Eva Szumilas ,Bokja, Niko Koronis, Marie Munier, Cyrile Najjar, Lara Khoury... The common approach to all these designers is to provide aesthetic pleasure to the viewer and to blur the boundaries between art and design by sublimating shapes/materials and redefining beautiful. Smogallery focuses on unique works and limited-edition series. Smogallery has held a number of exhibitions and international fairs, like design days Dubai, Beirut Art Fair , PAD London and PAD Paris, establishing a solid name as a leading gallery amongst artists, collectors and art & design lovers.

EXHIBITION Attic Sale at SMOgallery. Date & Time: June 13, 6pm-9pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Karantina 77 Senegal St. Dagher Bldg.

T +961 1 572 202 E info@smogallery.com E www.smogallery.com


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STYLE INTERNATIONAL STYLE INTERNATIONAL is a Beirut based company run by a team of architects and interior architects combining design adaptation best fit with the company palette of high end European brands matching most style and taste for in/our concepts supported by a large collection of accessories/product design. Paintings, modern photography, mirrors, design radiator, sculptural element, lighting fixtures & other product design are part of the collection presented at our Monot Residence demo apartment soon to be backup by our upcoming Studio gallery & garden bar reunion space in Ashrafieh. Our main current brands for Lebanon & the area are: LONGHI–DIALMA-BROWN-SOFALUXECOMATRIX-JMS-SIKA-VERSACE-FIRE DESIGN-BREM-MIA.

COLLECTION LAUNCH In House Design Collection Launch

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Date & Time: June 10, 6pm-10pm Ashrafieh Monot St. Monot222 Bldg 4th Fl.

Ashrafieh Victor Hugo St. Monot residence Bldg 4th Fl.

T +961 1 215 787 M +961 3 364 995 E info@sitradingme.com W www.sitradingme.com

SQUAD Squad design is a Beirut-based contemporary furniture producer that endorses and sponsors young talents by realizing and exposing their work both at home and abroad. We have both the expertise and means to bring pieces to life by working with the finest craftsmen in the industry and exploring which technique is right for each and every creation. Bringing production to the next level, Squad goes beyond exposing the product and into ensuring that the quality of the product, both formally and functionally, comes first. In unison with established designers, we scout for exceptional Lebanese talent for whom we can open doors and give access to the international market. In the process of creating and supplying this market with original, innovative designs, we raise both the awareness and profile of Lebanese product design on a global level. We believe that our position as the sole source of design, production, and sale of our product ensures the very exclusivity that is in itself the key to both the value of our products and the distinctiveness of our brand. EXHIBITION & COMPETITION Squad Design Exhibition and Competition Launch featuring Francisco Torres’ 10 100 1000 competition.

Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Bauchrieh Industrial Zone St. 73 Salame Bldg.

T +961 1 481 493 E info@squad-design.com W www.squad-design.com


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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.

Riad El Solh Lazarieh Bldg. Block D, 2nd Fl.

T +961 1 980 089 W www.tagbrands.com

theOtherDada Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants.

To survey, observe, and register the existing state – its resources, organisms, humidity, winds, insolation, earth, eventual construct, and its usage – constitute the initial program we set preliminary to any constructive action. Informed by our research into biomimicry, this extremely precise and demanding introspective method leads to reconsider the world differently: like a system of relationships, exchanges, and not like a system of isolated objects and actions. This generates new spatial experiments and living conditions that are more open, light and porous through invention of dynamic play between the interior and exterior; an intricate interdependency. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen who believe sustainability is an attitude. A curious and activist look directed on the existing. A knowledgeable and happy relationship towards the pleasure of an environment with the potential to be transformed, to produce new reasons to inhabit.

OPEN STUDIO Innovation Habitat at theOtherDada. Date & Time: June 9, 4pm-8pm

47 Patriarch Howayeck St. Sabbagh Bldg, 5th Fl.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 976 410 E contact@theotherdada.com W www.theotherdada.com


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Vik VaNlian Vick Vanlian is one of Beirut’s leading interior design firms, which specialize in project design, project executions and furniture design. We are supported by a network of in-house interior architects, concept designers and project managers. Using our factories and contractors to deliver unique, high quality designs, products and exquisite interiors. In Architecture, Interiors, Furniture and Accessories, Vick Vanlian challenges to go beyond guidelines and dare to start new trends always adding some fun and twists to design, awakening the senses, resulting in a concept of bold and original furniture pieces, including aesthetic decorative home accessories. This ultimately distinguishing Vick Vanlian Designs from any other designs. But while making design & uniqueness a priority, utility and comfort are never compromised. “Vick Vanlian Architecture & Design” office is located in the heart of the city, with-in the “Quartiers des Arts ” Saifi village, boast 170 square meters of Vick’s creations, furniture designs and interior concepts.

EXHIBITION “Unveiled City” with Jose Maria Jimenez. Date & Time: June 9, 6pm-10pm

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

Beirut City Center Mkhallsiyeh & Kanafani St. No. 1064-D, Saifi-Unit 0D1 Vick Vanlian Showroom

T +961 1 659 848 E info@vickvanlian.com W www.vickvanlian.com

WARAQ WARAQ is a multidisciplinary collective that focuses on the combination of illustration, animation, art direction and performing arts. They’re a quartet that lives and works in an old Beiruti yellow house called Beit Waraq.

This house has become an open cultural space for the community, hosting monthly workshops, screenings, performances and other happy events.

OPEN STUDIO & DESIGNER MARKET Dekkenet Waraq  Date & Time: June 14-15, 12pm-6pm

Ras El Nabeh Nabeh El Laban St. Zarkout Bldg.

For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 659 848 E contact@waraq.org W www.waraq.org


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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. This multifaceted environment keeps on renewing itself and creates a constant synergy between us, our clients, and the public.

WORKSHOP, TALK & FILM SCREENINGS Workshop: A graphic designer’s skill set Date & Time: June 11, 6:30pm-9pm

Screening: Exit through the gift shop Date & Time: June 9 at 7:30pm

Round table discussion: Design: Play seriously Date & Time: June 13 at 1pm

Screening: Design and thinking Date & Time: June 10 at 7:30pm

For more information, refer to the workshops & exhibitions & more section.

Screening: Press pause play Date & Time: June 12 at 7:30pm

Lebanon W8 Building Jisr El Bacha Facing Bacha Gardens

Dubai T +961 1 494 331 Latifa Towers 36 Sheikh Zayed Rd. E suzanne@wondereight.com W www.wondereight.com UAE

White sur White White sur White is a multi-disciplinary design and innovation agency sitting at the intersection of architecture, technology, and materials. Headed by Cyrille Najjar, he is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, UK with a double Masters degree in architecture and industrial design, he holds the position of Professor at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) and at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut. Designers of unconventional structures and musical instruments, White sur White has also been heavily involved in the reinvention of vehicles for limited mobility users and smart furniture. Immersed in renewable energy-based products for the masses, and specifically for crisis-based refugees. White sur White has been developing patents and technologies worldwide. Among its clients are L’Oréal, Yamaha, EADS, Artemide, Unilever, Mothercare. Prizes encompass Design for our future self award and Helen Hamlyn research center award. WORKSHOP & OPEN STUDIO Workshop: Product Design & Fabrication: White sur White Workshop by Cyrille Najjar at WhiteLab, Geitawi Date & Time: June 9, 12pm-5pm

Ashrafieh Damascus Rd. Echmoun Bldg.

Drinks & Exhibition: at White Lab, Geitawi Date & Time: June 10, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the exhibitions & more section.

T +961 1 338 732 E store@wsurw.com W www.wsurw.com


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wyssem nochi ON/OFF stage is a 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 2014, ON/OFF will host an event called U4 launch/lottery. Participate with us to win two U4 stacking chairs.

WORKSHOP & DESIGN LOTTERY Hamra Nehme Yafet St. Pow Pow Bldg. Next to Cafe Younes

T +961 1 342 121 M +961 3 204 242 E wyssemnochi@gmail.com W www.wyssemnochi.com

Workshop: DIY & Recycle: The New Souvenir Shop by Wyssem Nochi On/Off Date & Time: June 9-10-11, 11am-2pm

Design Lottery: U4 Lottery event. Date & Time: June 12, 6pm-10pm For more information, refer to the workshops & exhibitions & more section.

Creative Space BEIRUT

Madame Reve

The Creative Space Beirut (CSB) is a free educational program in fashion design which inspires and empowers youth from various socio-economic backgrounds who lack opportunities to pursue their creative aspirations.

Madame Reve is an invitation to enter a timeless era. 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.

Geitawi St Louis St. Golden Ball Bldg, Ground Fl.

T +961 1 560 583 E thecreativespacebeirut@gmail.com W www.thecreativespacebeirut.com

Mar Mikhael Gholam Stairs Tamraz Bldg. 1st Fl.

T +9611 565 545 E madamereve@sodetel.net.lb W www.madamereve.net

HAPPENINGS

MARIE MUNIER

“Happenings is a vibrant design firm that is continuously developing its new ways of creating functional designs that are desirable and recognizable. We confidently offer services that are memorable and rate by being aggressively attentive to details. We also provide guidance and support to you in an unpredictable balance of business and design.

Marie Munier studied fine arts for five years before beginning her artistic career as a painter. She soon realized that her passion lay in creating jewelry inspired by the splendor of early Mediterranean civilizations. Ashrafieh Sursock Area Boutique Marie Munier

Let’s make it happen together!” Ashrafieh, Sursock St. Nicholas St. The Kiosque

T +961 76 168 877 E info@happenings-co.com W www.happenings-co.com

T +961 76 326 738 E info@mariemunier.com W www.mariemunier.com


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HHD by Henry dakak Jr.

Margherita

Henry Dakak Jr is a Lebanese designer based in Lebanon, whose bespoke furniture, lighting, objects and interiors are an interesting dialogue between the past, the present and the future. His work combines traditional and contemporary styling whilst continuing the tradition of master crafting.

Margherita(Ghita) Abi-Hanna launched her own line of leather accessories and jewelry in 2010 prior to graduating with a master degree in accessories design from Domus Academy in Milan. Her self-named brand Margherita strives to create unique designs, for the most part carefully hand-crafted by Lebanese artisans.

Ashrafieh 277 Abdel Wahab El Inglizi St.

Hamra, Ghandi St. Abi-Hanna Design Space Shallah & Saad Bldg. 1st Fl.

T +961 1 203 844 E info@henrydakakjr.com W www.henrydakakjr.com

T +961 1 740 619 E ghita@bymargherita.com W www.bymargherita.com

Johnny farah

mirada madrid

Established in New York in 1980 Johnny Farah offers a range of high-end leather handbags, belts, shoes and accessories designed and manufactured in Lebanon. Each piece is crafted from premium quality vegetable-tanned hides; the hardware is custom made from handmolded high quality solid brass.

Mirada Madrid bridges the gap between design and business through training and consulting. Prototyping, creating scenarios, mapping and visualization are some of the tools used to design a customized process for you, to reveal new perspectives and add value to your business.

Beirut Central District Saifi Village Said Akl St.

T +961 70 692 698 W www.miradamadrid.com

T +961 1 974 808 E beirut@johnnyfarah.com W www.johnnyfarah.com

Karim Bekdache

NAYEF FRANCIS

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.

As a design boutique that specializes in product design that includes furniture and home accessories, all our products are hand made in Lebanon, in collaboration with Lebanese suppliers using local materials whenever possible. We draw inspiration from anything that catches our eye to create designs that blend functionality and aesthetics.

Mar Mikhael Madrid St. Kassab Bldg.

T +961 1 566 323 E info@karimbekdache.com W www.karimbekdache.com

NAYLA KAI SAROUFIM

Mar Mikhael Armenia St. Hadechian Bldg. Ground Fl.

M: +961 3 747 992 www.naylasaroufim.com

Welcome to the unique world of art brought to life via a rich mix of different media. A fresh approach that combines digital flair and computer graphics with lush layers of paint, ink, airbrush and watercolours. Welcome to the artistic vision of Nayla Kai Saroufim. T +961 1 747 992 E ns@www.naylasaroufim.com W www.naylasaroufim.com 

T +961 1 444 711 E showroom@nayeffrancis.com W www.nayeffrancis.com

TRUNK Located in the heart of beirut city, Trunk Concept Store presents works by internationally recognized designers as well as new collections from emerging talents. Visit Trunk and discover an electric mix of both design and fashion from a wide selection of brands from all over the world. Kanafani St. Saifi Village

T +961 1 973 347 E me@trunkconceptstore.com W www.trunkconceptstore.com

THE RUG COMPANY

VANINA

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.

Vanina is a “Haute Fantaisie” brand, created in Beirut in 2007, by Tatiana Fayad and Joanne Hayek.The brand, with its motto “never fully dressed without a smile”, presents statement pieces of jewelry and fashion accessories, known for their joyful and audacious spontaneity, that the founder qualify as “responsibly capricious”.

Achrafieh Shehadeh St. Hermitage Bldg.

T +961 1 322 090 M +961 1 70 881 082 E haifa@therugcompany.com

Mar Mikhael Main St. Saliba Supermarket Bldg. 1st Fl.

W www.vaninadesign.co


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THANK YOU FOR THE BDW2014 ANIMATION FILM Marie Kassis ANIMATION

Liliane Chlela SOUND

T +961 3 426 628 E marie.e.kassis@gmail.com

T +961 3 516 758 E liliane.chlela@gmail.com


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Top 10 HIGHLIGHTS Dutch Design Exhibition at the Dutch Design Venue in Beirut Souks, Jewelry Section Interaction Design: Creating interactive prototypes with Rik Runge, Philips Design FOSTERING CREATIVITY & DESIGN THINKING with Mona Hatoum, Hilary Alexander, Caroline Simonelli and Esen Karol at LAU, Beirut I came Looking for Palestine by Dar Onboz & Joan Baz in Saifi Village Newcomers Exhibition in Saifi Village Film Screenings at Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema International Design in the Victoria & Albert Museum London with Rowan Bain Designing your City of Tomorrow with Anna Asikainen, Nina Martin and Francisco Blockstrand Danish Architecture Exhibition at the Dutch Design Venue in Beirut Souks, Jewelry Section BDW13 party at Station


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