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11 Mar ’15

Bokja Goods Collection and Pop-Up Cafe | Events


If you are in Beirut, check out the lovely event hosted by Bokja in Saifi Village.

Bokja is sharing their latest project, ‘Goods’. The new collection encapsulates a series of playful objects, from dining chairs to aprons, that explore our modern-day relationship to food and consumerism.

Join them at the Bokja Space in Saifi Village Beirut, on March 13th from 4 – 9 pm to experience the Goods.

A pop-up Goods Cafe will be open from March 16 – 21 from 11 – 4 pm daily serving delicious juices, coffees, and goodies from Joanna’s Table and La Boulangere Bio.

Bokja has proudly partnered with the Lebanese Food Bank to donate a part of the proceeds from the collection and the cafe.



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About Bokja

Bokja’s mission is to find beauty and appreciation in the imperfect, to gather the unexpected and to seek out the human emotion and connect. Established in Beirut 15 years ago by designers Huda Baroudi and Maria Hibri, the uncompromising vision of the studio led it to become an originator in surface fabrication. Quickly attracting an international cult following, it has been featured in the leading galleries, exhibitions, concept stores, and permanent museum collections around the world.

More details on the event: Link

More about the Lebanese Food Bank: Link

3 Jun ’14

Beirut Design Week June 9-15 2014 | Events


Beirut Design Week is held annually in June across Beirut City, featuring exhibitions, conferences, workshops and open studios showcasing the work of local and international designers operating within Lebanon. The event focuses on creative economies, intercultural exchange, design education and design entrepreneurship. Beirut Design Week is organized by the MENA Design Research Center, a non-profit organization cofounded by Doreen Toutikan and Maya Karanouh. The Center is focused on promoting a diverse understanding of design through the implementation of design research and collaborative multidisciplinary projects in the region.


For the third consecutive year, Beirut Design Week brings you again the latest on all forms of design -local and international- spread all over the city, encompassing over 80 events and locations. With every year the design community grows and the goals of Beirut Design Week become more apparent. Since the beginning, the event stands firmly on three pillars which are the foundation and basis of all the activities that place during the week. These pillars are: creative entrepreneurship, education, and community. All three categories are equally important and sum up the reasons why MENA Design Research Center has initiated and continues to nurture this annual event.

For more details on the program, head to their website & facebook page, this way you will know the location and time of each event of interest.

The Ultimate program



24 Jun ’12

Beirut Design Week 2012 | June 25-30

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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 Tourism in Hamra. There you can find
the catalogue and ask for any information about events and places. It is also where the main
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.


27 Mar ’12

Support A Great Cause With Fashion | Beirut Events

Pinko loves Beirut

One thing better than great design is great design with a cause, a cause which is dedicated for improving the lives of children with cancer . TOUFOULA, a Lebanese non-governmental organization, has been dedicated to bringing joy to the lives of children suffering from cancer and blood diseases since 2006. The NGO aims to enhance the hospital wards for the children and make it a better environment for them to be in, by turning their rooms into Dream Rooms. To help enhance their quality of life and make them endure their treatment more easily, entertainment and educational activities as well as art therapy workshops are held regularly. Part of the work is also dedicated to increasing public awareness on the threats of cancer and how to circumvent it.


PINKO, the Italian trendy women’s wear, and the symbol of glamour, seduction and fashion, is launching a limited edition Tshirt, PINKO “Love” Beirut, from which 20% of the proceeds of the sale will go to TOUFOULA. Through this valuable and caring initiative, PINKO will definitely help the NGO reach its goal, and constantly create more Dream Rooms for the children with cancer, bringing happiness and heartwarming smiles to their faces. Isn’t it refreshing when fashion houses use their assets for a good cause?

For all those who are interested, you are welcome to come and enjoy our cocktail party at the PINKO store in DT, on Thursday March 29th, from 5PM till 9PM. Your attendance and contribution would surely make a difference and help TOUFOULA grow and sustain its activities.

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