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Beirut Design Fair : Selection is the key
The first edition of Beirut Design Fair will be held in Beirut, Lebanon, from 20 to 24 September 2017. This international event is organized in partnership with the 8th edition of Beirut Art Fair, the Lebanese Contemporary Art Fair (23,000 visitors in 2016).
The selection committee for Beirut Design Fair reflects the event’s position as a platform for fostering encounters and showcasing talent: one where rigor meets generosity, where diversity is celebrated in a cosmopolitan atmosphere, and where the promotion of creativity is rooted in an economic and cultural context.
For its first edition, Beirut Design Fair has assembled an exceptional selection committee whose members are attached to Beirut and Lebanon either by origin or by affinity. The confluence of these recognized professionals from the worlds of design, interior design, architecture, luxury, museums and education offers multicultural expertise on a variety of topics centered around the pursuit of beauty, meaning and relevance.
The selection committee is formed
Aline Asmar d’Amman (architect, interior designer and artistic director), India Mahdavi (architect, designer and interior designer), Marc Baroud (designer, director of the design department of the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts), Marianne Brabant (from Modern and Contemporary Department of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris), and Mathias Ohrel (founder of m-O conseil, a recruitment agency for all companies with strong creative content) will bring their expertise to the selection of exhibitors at Beirut Design Fair, and will also participate in the attribution of the Beirut Design Award for creativity and innovation during the salon.
Aline Asmar d'Amman
Architect, interior designer and artistic director Aline Asmar D’Amman has long been committed to fostering links between culture and architecture. Born in Lebanon and based in Paris, she works between the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Among her current projects are the artistic direction of the renovation of the Hôtel de Crillon ... More

India Mahdavi
Architect, designer and interior designer India Mahdavi is an essential name in contemporary international creation. From the Parisian studio
that she established in 2000, Mahdavi conceives and designs private residences in places such as Paris, London, New York, and Siwa in Egypt, alongside her hotel, restaurant and boutique projects ...  More

Marc Baroud
Operating between Beirut and Paris, Marc Baroud’s creative activities stretch from experimental design to galleries, from architecture to teaching. His sole concern is to engage in collaborations and creative processes where empathy and intuition foster new ways of seeing, living, and thinking about space ...  More

Marianne Brabant
An university-trained art historian and a graduate in museology at the École du Louvre, Marianne Brabant has worked for twelve years at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, a Parisian institution dedicated to design and the decorative arts. Part of the museum’s Modern and Contemporary Department, Brabant is currently participating in ... More

Mathias Ohrel
Mathias Ohrel supports brands in sectors with high creative added value (fashion, luxury, distribution, design, architecture, media, digital, and culture ) by recruiting the personalities - and specifically creative personalities - they need. Ohrel keeps a constant eye on emerging talents, while his expertise, situated at the intersection of ... More
BDF 2017 : apply now !
If you wish to be part of the very first edition of Beirut Design Fair 2017, applications are open until June 16th.  To apply for participation, follow the steps below :

Download the Presentation Document and the Application Form.
Fill in the application form (pdf format) and save it.
List the designers you will be exhibiting (except for SPOT ON ! application).
Select 3 representative pictures (JPEG, 300dpi) of the works you plan to exhibit.
Send the Application Form + list of designers + 3 pictures to
Receive a confirmation email,  that your application is going to be submitted to the Selection Commitee.
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Save the dates
June 16th : Applications closing.
June 5th to 16th :  Shipping procedures (intercontinental exhibitors).
July 25th :  Sending of forms (Signboard information, Booth sketch, Extra orders...).
September 1st :  Sending of Proof of insurance.
September 19th to 20th :  Exhibitor’s installation.
September 20th :  Official inauguration (VIP opening & preview) + Gala dinner.
For further information,
please contact Hala Moubarak, Head of Exhibitors Relations



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