Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has opened a “winter resort” store in Switzerland winter-sports resort, Gstaad which was originally built in 1913 and located on the renowned Promenade.
The Maison showcases its stylish and elegant collections in the warm ambience of a winter ski chalet, a setting surrounded by authenticity and tradition, filled with new emotions and experiences.
The opening is a tribute to one of Europe’s best-known winter (and summer) destinations, which is celebrating its 700th anniversary in 2012. Following this new architectural concept, the store features a sophisticated salon to invite clients to relax next to an open fire and a Christmas Trunk composition celebrating the know-how and magic of Louis Vuitton’s special orders.
Debenhams collaborated with several famous figures for their home collections such as Kelly Hoppen, Elizabeth Hurley, Jamie Oliver, and Kylie Minogue. I had no idea Kylie had an ” At Home” collection until I passed by Debenhams a few days ago. The designs and quality are actually nice, didn't like the cushions much though, too much going on, but the bed covers were elegant. The prices are reasonable but as usual more expensive than in the UK where there is a 20% sale on this collection.
You can check them out at their various locations. Debenhams are located in Sharq Mall and Avenues.
The MENA Design Research Center is organizing the first Beirut Design Week.
Beirut Design Week -unlike fairs and exhibitions- is a whole week dedicated to exploring all aspects of local design and design thinking throughout Beirut. As an annual event, participating designers will showcase their work by opening up their shops and showrooms till later hours in the evening and host small events. During Beirut Design Week, a series of conferences, exhibitions, talks, workshops, and film screenings will also take place in various parts of the city simultaneously.
Beirut Design Week 2012 is dedicated to promoting all Lebanese designers,who have
been playing a vital role in the formation of the city’s contemporary design identity and culture.
These include fashion designers, product designers, furniture designers, communication
designers, interior designers, architects, design educators, design thinkers, social designers,
design researchers, publishers, and galleries.
Beirut Design Week headquarters is the Ministry of Tourismin Hamra. There you can find
the catalogue and ask for any information about events and places. It is also where the main
exhibition, DESMEEM, will be held.
The DESMEEM EXHIBITION is open everyday at the Ministry of Tourism from the 25th till 30th
from 9:00 am till 8:00 pm.
For a PDF file of the schedule and details for the entire event including the map, please click here.