Over the festive season, our very own creative marketplace, the WallpaperSTORE*, is getting a Beirut pop-up. In an exclusive collaboration with House of Today, a platform for emerging Lebanese talent, The Shop will present a mix of flourishing design from the Lebanese capital curated by Carwan Gallery’s Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, together with products from the online store’s own archive.
‘I proposed Wallpaper's involvement in the project to [House of Today founder] Cherine, in order to give to this unique, creative city of Beirut the place it deserves in the global landscape of design,’ says Bellavance-Lecompte. With this intention in mind, The Shop will offer a selection of specially commissioned pieces that allude to the Lebanon's contemporary craft, including brass salt and pepper shakers by Sayar & Garibeh; Thomas Trad’s copper bowls; Marc Dibeh's decadent marble pieces; and 200 grs' ways with wood.
The Shop offers up WallpaperSTORE* products and designs by up-and-coming Lebanese designers
‘The idea was to go beyond craftsmanship,’ Bellavance-Lecompte explains, ‘in Lebanon craft it's probably always the starting point in designing objects. But with this selection my aim was really to push the designers to keep their Lebanese identity, but also to explore the design of an object that can be produce at a larger scale to interact within the WallpaperStore* concept.’
Elsewhere, WallpaperSTORE’s own products will be available, giving design fanatics the chance to snap up Bitossi Ceramiche, Matteo Thun Atelier and Max Lamb, as well as pieces by fresh Lebanese talent.
Open until 29 December at Le Yacht Club, The Shop coincides with House of Today's third biennale exhibition, 'Jungle Protocol, traditional & etiquette'.
The Shop is open until 29 December, between 10m–7pm daily. For more information visit the WallpaperSTORE* website (opens in new tab)
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