The first of its kind in the MENA region...
The MENA Design Research Center organized the first beirut design week in 2012. Unlike fairs and exhibitions, it is a whole week dedicated to exploring all aspects of local design and design thinking throughout Lebanon. As an annual event, participating designers showcase their work by opening up their shops and showrooms and hosting small events. During Beirut Design Week, a series of conferences, exhibitions, talks, workshops, and film screenings also take place in various parts of the city simultaneously.
Beirut Design Week 2012 is dedicated to promoting all lebanese designers, who have been playing a vital role in the formation of the city’s contemporary design identity and culture. These include fashion designers, product designers, furniture designers, communication designers, interior designers, architects, design educators, design thinkers, social designers, design researchers, publishers, and galleries.
The theme for this year’s Beirut Design Week revolved around three clusters: community, education, and business. The DESMEEM project exhibition focuses on community. The full day conference is dedicated to all aspects of design that fall into education and exchange programs. Business is highlighted through the professional designers, some workshops and some film screenings.
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For the official website go to: www.beirutdesignweek.org
Beirut Design Week 2012