Beirut Design Fair is back for its 2nd edition proving once again with strong beliefs Beirut as the hub of Design in the Levant and Middle East. This edition will focus once again on putting Lebanese Designers forward and in addition showcasing works from internationally renowned exhibitors.
After the indisputable success of its first edition with almost 17,000 visitors, this year the number is expected to exceed 20,000 visitors with 60 exhibitors, 150 designers, European galleries represented and the scenography and museography effects, which are part of the fair’s DNA, made by the worldwide reputed architect Galal Mahmoud a true Beirut Design Fair enthusiast and ally.
With Guillaume Taslé d’Héliand (Founder and Fair Director) and Hala Moubarak (Co-founder and Head of Exhibitors Relations)
Hala Moubarak stated Beirut Design Fair’s core belief is that the Lebanese design scene is deeply rooted, pluralistic, dynamic, connected to the contemporary world, and in permanent reinvention. The fair activates the relationship between design and manufacture, thus promoting a microeconomic ecosystem of its own with spillover into the country’s macro economy, let alone ramifying positively into the social sphere.
As for Guillaume Taslé d’Héliand When we embarked on Beirut Design Fair, we did it out of our strong conviction that Beirut was in the process of imposing itself as the platform, indeed the hub, of Design in the Levant and the Middle East by virtue of the community of Lebanese architects and decorators being all there, and presenting the fair with both a leverage and a support.
Beirut is a major Design pole of the Mediterranean basin, a bridge between East and West; its history and its geographical location account for the creativity, curiosity, culture, and the discerning flair of the Lebanese.
Beirut Design Fair set its offering on Selection and Quality, with those two pillars being the conditions sine qua non for ensuring a sustainable prominence in matters of Design for Beirut.
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Beirut Design Fair 2018 from September 20 to September 23, 2018 in Hall 2 of Seaside Arena (previously BIEL)