Beirut Design Week 2013
The second annual festival dedicated to all forms of Design
The MENA Design Research Center organized the second beirut design week in 2013. 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 2013 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.
This year the conference welcomed over 20 international guest speakers for the first time in the region, designers and architects from the UK, Denmark, The Netherlands, USA, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Lebanon under one roof to come together and discuss Design in all its broadness. Speakers include Ruedi Baur, Michael Anasstasiades, Suzanne Lee, Magali Wehrung, T+Huis, Guillaume Credoz, City X Project, Conrad Bercah, Jeremy Beaudry and the master of Industrial Design students from the University of Arts in Philadelphia.
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For the official website go to: beirutdesignweek.org