WallpaperSTORE* pop-up opens in Beirut, bringing Lebanese design to the fore

WallpaperSTORE* has launched a pop-up in Beirut’s Le Yacht Club.
WallpaperSTORE* has launched a pop-up in Beirut’s Le Yacht Club, which will be open throughout December
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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.


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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'.

Emerging Lebanese designers alongside pieces from the WallpaperSTORE*

Simply dubbed ’The Shop’, the pop-up includes products from emerging Lebanese designers alongside pieces from the WallpaperSTORE* offerings

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Guadalupe bowl F from WallpaperSTORE*

’Guadalupe bowl F’, by Bethan Laura Wood, for Bitossi Ceramiche, from WallpaperSTORE*

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’Hasami’ kitchen scissors and Crockery jug from WallpaperSTORE*

Left, ’Hasami’ kitchen scissors, by Banshu Hamono. Right, Crockery jug, by Max Lamb, for 1882, both from WallpaperSTORE*

(Image credit: Banshu Hamono, Max Lamb)

’Boule’ paperweight and ’Tête de Sel’ from House of Today.

Left, ’Boule’ paperweight, by Carlo Massoud. Right, ’Tête de Sel’, by Sayer & Garibeh, both from House of Today

(Image credit: Carlo Massoud, Sayer & Garibeh)

’1548Grs’ wooden trays

’1548Grs’ wooden trays, by 200 gr, from House of Today

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'2-in-1’ vase and ’B14 black parrotfrom WallpaperSTORE*

Left, ’2-in-1’ vase by Lyngby Porcelæn. Right, ’B14 black parrot’ by Matteo Thun Atelier, both from WallpaperSTORE*

(Image credit: Lyngby Porcelæn, Matteo Thun Atelier)

’Moon’ bowls from House of Today

’Moon’ bowls by Thomas Trad, from House of Today

(Image credit: Thomas Trad)


The Shop is open until 29 December, between 10m–7pm daily. For more information visit the WallpaperSTORE* website


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Sujata Burman is a writer and editor based in London, specialising in design and culture. She was Digital Design Editor at Wallpaper* before moving to her current role of Head of Content at London Design Festival and London Design Biennale where she is expanding the content offering of the showcases. Over the past decade, Sujata has written for global design and culture publications, and has been a speaker, moderator and judge for institutions and brands including RIBA, D&AD, Design Museum and Design Miami/. In 2019, she co-authored her first book, An Opinionated Guide to London Architecture, published by Hoxton Mini Press, which was driven by her aim to make the fields of design and architecture accessible to wider audiences.