Commended by a growing audience, the 2018 edition of Beirut Design Fair
concluded on September 23rd at Seaside Arena, with Lebanon reflecting
the extent of its confidence in Design, and Beirut asserting its position as the regional marketplace in this field.
As a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Design hub, the Lebanese capital
enabled several international and regional Design stars to shine for 5
|Beirut confirmed as the regional Design platform
This 2nd edition brought together 58 exhibitors (28% more than in 2017)
from the region and for the first time from Europe (Italy, France,
Belgium, United Arab Emirates ...) presenting the creations of 111
designers (up by 26%).
The fair’s museo-scenography set-up by Galal Mahmoud
presented an exceptional architectural space full of emotion, which put
the value of Design in the foreground. The level of this 2nd edition of
Beirut Design Fair (BDF) was perceived as significantly higher, as per
the objectives of the organizers and the Selection Committee; the 19,800 visitors (up by 20% compared to 2017) did not miss to underline that perception.
Following the success of the Lebanese Rising Talents Awards at Maison&Objet
(Paris, September 7-11), Beirut Design Fair demonstrated the rightful
and growing place of creative Lebanon on the international Design
scene, as well as the appetite of the local market for the furniture and quality objects
that were displayed. Nearly 90% of the exhibitors achieved sales during
BDF, and most of them expressed their intention to participate again in
Held under the patronage of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists, and supported since its beginnings by Myrna & Tarek Khalifé,
Beirut Design Fair owes its standing and its development to the support
of exceptional partners that it holds dear, starting with its Founding
Partner, Creditbank, that renews its commitment without fail.
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The next edition of Beirut Design Fair will be held from 19th to 22nd September 2019.
|All pictures: © Elie Bekhazi