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
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 Tourism in 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.