Monthly Archives: June 2018

Aïshti Home Solutions Opens Flagship Store

There’s a brand-new concept store in Lebanon, where ultimate home appliance designs, combined with the trendiest furniture and home accessories, allow customers to have an exceptional touch-and-feel experience: Aïshti Home Solutions. Aïshti Home Solutions, which just opened its flagship showroom near Aïshti by the Sea in Antelias, covers four floors. The store, which carries exclusive items that cannot be found anywhere else in Lebanon, offers a broad collection of accessories: upscale TV models, appliances and state-of-the-art home automation solutions from Samsung, Sony, Philips and others; drones, 3D printers, gaming solutions, phones, tablets and their related accessories from Apple, Beats, B&O; a diverse range of kitchens and appliances from Barazza, Vikings, KitchenAid, and more catering to all tastes; and a wide range of furniture from the collections of Sawaya & Moroni, Flexform and Zaha Hadid.  ...

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Maison dinh van: A Niche Brand in Jewelry Celebrated in Beirut

The French brand Maison dinh van, which has carved its own niche in the world of jewelry, recently launched its latest designs in Beirut. The event took place at ABC Verdun, in the presence of the brand’s International Director, Steve Jacquin along side the “Romance” team from Fattal Group, the exclusive agents of Maison dinh van in Lebanon. Inspired by design, especially Bauhaus movement, each piece is elegantly displayed under small glass cases for everyone to see.  The new collection from dinh van on display included, Cube Diamant, Seventies, Serrure, as well as the brand’s famous Menottes....

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Step Into the Future: The Mycelium Shoe

The Mycelium Shoe is the premiere design in the launch of Ica & Kostika, a revolutionary 3D design studio transforming complex computational systems into luxe fashion footwear. The Mycelium Shoe is pioneering the exploration of computational design and mass customization using the latest 3D printing and data capturing technologies. How is this possible? The wearer downloads the app and takes a series of photos of their feet, then the algorithm creates a 3D representation with allowances for improved fit. Each shoe is 3D printed and finished with automotive grade technologies to form the final structure. Thus, the result is a structured yet highly intricate shoe that forms an elegant silhouette, creating both visual aesthetic and design functionality. “Humans have been creators since the dawn of time — it is our very nature — and we want our art to embody our evolutionary story from our...

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Rising Talents: Maison&Objet Celebrates Lebanese Creatives

Maison&Objet is famed for celebrating local design expertise and this time it’s Lebanon’s turn. Their motto this coming season of Maison&Objet is Bye Bye Routine, Hello Surprise and what a surprise it is to say that Rising Talents Awards will honor the very best Lebanese designers this September at an exclusive event at the Parc des Expositions – Paris Nord Villepinte, from 7 to 11 September, 2018. Before heading to Paris, a small celebration highlighting our local talents took place at Sursock Museum. Surrounded with talented people, the event was one that put us all in the mood to celebrate our local creatives. Bridging the gap between East and West, the choice to honor a country with a booming creative scene confirms Maison&Objet’s efforts to keep pushing the boundaries of creation. The event is placed under the patronage of Rabih Kayrouz. The celebrated designers where...

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John Paul Fauves Questions Identity Through Art

“I found myself, and quickly started searching again,” says artist John Paul Fauves. Recently spotted at W22 GALERíA in his hometown, San José in Costa Rica, John Paul’s eclectic style is part of a group show featuring three acclaimed artists from around the world, breaking the boundaries of contemporary art in our modern day” Emerging Escazu Project. FR digs more… John Paul Fauves is a visual artist who lives and works in San José, Costa Rica. In his paintings he engages questions of identity as they relate to art history as well as our everyday interactions with mainstream culture and social media. Greatly inspired by modernist masters as well as pop-artists, Fauves mixes fragments of different iconic images in vivid and colorful compositions. Of his experimental and high eclectic style, he says, “art is an expression from the soul, and the soul is something limitless....

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Babu: Feel Close to Earth While Relaxing

Babu, designed by Jordi Ribaudí for Toru, is a nomadic chair. You can fly on a carpet or chill on the sand while sitting in it. Its design is inspired by the great journeys of the desert tribes, during which men feel close to the earth, rest on it and merge with the landscape. Babu is a spot for relaxation and meditation; a place to rest, a shelter. Babu is born straight from Jordi Ribaudí’s soul, in Igualada, Barcelona. The town has strong roots in the local leather industry, and the company’s headquarters is to be found in a restored nineteenth century tannery. His work is inspired by his passion for leather works. He looks for new purposes of the material in order to create innovative -and exciting- shapes and feels....

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