Beirut Design Fair
Design Fair, BIEL, Beirut, Lebanon.
The first event of its kind in the Lebanese capital, the Beirut Design Fair is principally dedicated to collectible and limited edition contemporary or vintage furniture and design objects.
Beirut Design Fair responds to the expectations of amateurs, collectors and professionals in search of different and innovative methods, ideas and inspirations in the field of design.
Over the course of four intense days filled with events and interaction, Beirut Design Fair will gather the best names in Lebanese design – from designers and labels to galleries, distributors, and exceptional artisans – in order to demonstrate the legitimacy of Lebanon’s place at the heart of the international design scene. Among the fair’s participants will be Joy Mardini Design Gallery (showing Carla Baz, David & Nicolas, and Charles Kalpakian), Carwan Gallery (Lindsey Adelman, Carlo & Mary-Lynn Massoud, Georges Mohasseb, Paul Matter), Ramy Boutros, Hawini (Wissam Moubarak), YEW Studio (Rami Kik), Hicham Ghandour, and Fadi Sarieddine. The full list of participating galleries will be unveiled in the coming days.
Beirut Design Fair will be marked by events, conferences, roundtable discussions and design courses. The fair’s program will be available on its website at the beginning of September, but we can already mention some highlights: a stop at FabLab, a one-of-a-kind workshop that unites a host of trades and makes them available to Lebanese designers, or a behind-the-scenes visit to Basta, Beirut’s flea market.
Beirut Design Fair will be held at BIEL and will be both simultaneous with and adjacent to BEIRUT ART FAIR, the contemporary art fair which since 2010 has promoted the artistic and cultural vibrancy of Beirut, of Lebanon and of the ME.NA countries (Middle East - North Africa). During these four days, the contemporary art and design fairs will provide a place and an opportunity for the creative energies of Beirut to ourish and thrive.