In a MAD mood for The Beirut Design Week

By MAD

Beirut, the design capital of the Middle East welcomes for the seventh consecutive edition the Beirut Design Week.
Initiated in 2012, it’s the largest and most influential design festival of the Middle East and North Africa.
Taking place in various parts of the capital, it attracts over 25 000 visitors each year and make Beirut glow of an inspirational light revolving around design, architecture, technologies and art, because yes, design is an art.

This week, you will see Beirut under a somewhat science-fictional spectrum.
Despite a political instability, the city decides to exhibit the most innovative and creative design in order to show a different image of the region: a place of economic growth, creativity, entrepreneurship, international interaction, collaboration and innovation.

In addition to designers, the Beirut Design Week also welcomes writers, activists, students, educators and many others.

This year the Beirut Design Week will operate under the theme: “Design and the City: _______”.

It will explore how architecture, design, fashion, documentaries and tech-industries can affect such fields as social change, environment, fair-use, city’s ecosystems, governance, the reconstruction of a conflicted area, the urban life, and the human behaviour in general.

Two of our MAD artists are participating to the Beirut Design Week: Minimalist and 1% Architecture.
Here’s where and when you will find them this week.

  • Minimalist: Roula will launch her new brand Minimalist with a new collection called “Soar” at Oddish Concept Store, Beirut Port District on Friday 29th.

  • 1% architecture: will have a open house in their workshop in Mar Mikhael from June 25 to 28 as well as a closing reception on June 28 starting 5PM. People are invited to visit the 1% showroom to check out the full collection, meet the team, chat and have a drink. They will also be displaying special items in collaboration with several artists and artisans.”

If you want to know more about our artists their projects and their art, check out the interviews of Minimalist and 1% architectures about their participation at the Beirut Design Week on our blog.

#WhatRUwaiting4? Beirut welcomes you this week to discover the best of designers. They’re eager to talk to you and show you their projects. Hop on the first plane, train, car that comes around and go to Beirut, you will definitely not be disappointed 🙂

MAD team

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