It’s been a good year for design fair debuts. First there was the Nomad design fair, a “bespoke event” taking over a breathtaking historic villa in Monaco. Now, curtains have been drawn on the inaugural Beirut Design Fair, which coincides with its sister event, Beirut Art Fair, and is not to be confused with the larger-scale Beirut Design Week festival.
Focusing intently on highlighting Lebanese talent, the four-day event, ending yesterday, September 24, showcased established and emerging designers, top galleries, distributors, as well as artisans. “There is a huge design community here,” co-founder Guillaume Taslé d’Héliand tells Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. “It’s the most living creative platform in the region.” He, along with with co-founder Hala Moubarak, hope the event will further put Beirut on the map as a design capital.
Get a sense of the debut show through Instagram below.