The popular Destination at Downtown Design returns this October bringing to Dubai five international design weeks from across the globe, including Addis Ababa, Barcelona, Reykjavík, Taipei and Beirut, which we present today.
Established in 2012, Beirut Design Week brings together more than 25,000 visitors to over 150 events in almost 100 locations around Beirut. Now in its fifth year, BDW showcases the best of Lebanese and international design in order to strengthen creative economies and foster entrepreneurship, all within the context of region’s rich cultural heritage. The main goal of the event is to encourage creative economies, intercultural exchange, design education, social impact, and design entrepreneurship.
Beirut Design Week presents:
Tamara Barrage engages in exploring the tactile and sensorial characteristics of various materials.
Using an array of experimental techniques, Tamara aspires to better articulate how forms and textures provoke our senses, emotions and memories.
Paola Sakr is a Lebanese product designer and photographer. Through her passion for innovation, she aims to make the world a better place.
Morning Ritual is a series of biodegradable containers made of coffee grounds and newspaper waste. Inspired by the designer’s childhood memories watching her father sip on Arabic coffee while reading the newspaper, Morning Ritual draws attention to the generation of waste before the day even begins.
For Muriel Kai, product design is not just about making the object pretty, it is more about creating new experiences with known products and identifying new ways to improve lifestyles by reducing or completely eliminating negative environmental impact through thoughtful designs.
Fruit Leather is an innovative material made from a mix of wasted fruits and vegetables. Because this 100% organic material is flexible, translucent, and has a smooth finish, it can be applied to a variety of productions, including tea lights and jewellery boxes.