Beirut articles


For retailers that go global first, what should their eventual home flagship look like?

Beirut – Architect Rabih Geha designed the first flagship store for Images d’Orient, a Lebanese manufacturer that was already present in more than 50 countries.


This rooftop bar shines a new light on the Beirut nightlife

Beirut – The Lebanese capital rises at sundown, due to its famously competitive clubbing scene. That’s where Gregory Gatserelia’s lighting scheme for Spine comes in. 

The Silent Room designed by Nathalie Harb isolates visitors from city noise.

Design activists come up with smart solutions to improve livability in Beirut

Beirut – The 7th edition of Beirut Design Week highlights the importance of collaboration and participation in bringing about positive change in the city.


The work of Etienne Bas reflects Beirut’s urban fabric

Frame 119 – ‘My approach to retail design is less about dressing a shop interior,’ says Etienne Bastormagi, ‘and more about reflecting what will be displayed inside.’ 


DIY DNA manipulation and flesh coins – exhibition speculates on future needs

BEIRUT – In a playfully provocative exhibition at Beirut Design Week, Lebanese design students materialize unusual objects for possible future scenarios.

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