The first event of its kind in the Lebanese capital, BEIRUT DESIGN FAIR will take place at the BIEL from 20 - 24 September 2017, just next to BEIRUT ART FAIR, a highly successful event (23,000 visitors) now entering its 8th edition.
BEIRUT DESIGN FAIR will present pieces by leading international designers and galleries from across the world (Europe, USA, Middle East), with more than 50 exhibitors from over 10 countries. It will also include a non-commercial program consisting of conferences and round-tables, workshops, installations and live performances. know more
As part of the Beirut Design Fair, Alba is pleased to present four light fixtures designed by Maria Kahalé, Romy Chaoui, Serge Tchatalian, Rami Baaklini and Aya Melki. These first-year students in Design were supervised by the skillful Kareen Andraos, Georges Mohasseb and Joe Nacouzi.
Lighting domaine has always been complex and creative. The challenge is to design an object that stands on its own while magnifying the light originating from the source when needed. It’s a double requirement that these first-year product design students had to explore with this project.
Under the theme “Eclosion & Deployment” these five young designers, in pairs or alone, have confronted this challenge with success by combining the intangible effects of light with pragmatism.
“The Design department which was created in 2012, is dedicated to train future designers to evolve along the numerous design practices. Design professionals must meet the markets’ expectations in terms of immediate needs, but above all, the challenges the future holds”, says Marc Baroud, Director of the Design department.