A family of wonderful and talented designers. Designers gathered around BEIT includes Lebanese and foreign designers, who all wish to bring some light on their dynamism and creativity for Lebanon.

ADAM NATHANIEL FURMAN

ARGENTINA AND JAPAN

The work of artist and architect Adam Nathaniel Furman is a triumph of joyful colour and bold geometry. Through his practice, he explores the expression of nuanced ideas through decoration, such as mixing cultures, pairing classical references with modern technology and articulating radical queer aesthetics. In this reconciliation of opposites, Furman creates in an incredibly sensual but also immediately comprehensible way. 

 

ALEXANDRA HAKIM

LEBANON

Alexandra Hakim is a jewellery designer who is known for her mastery of craft and commitment to zero waste design. Finding inspiration from a diverse and surprising range of sources, she creates delicate pieces that take design cues from Lebanon’s industrial coastline. Using recycled or found materials that would otherwise be wasted, Hakim has long prioritised sustainability in her practice. 

KELLY HALABI

LEBANON

Kelly Halabi is a London-based sculptor and painter whose work seeks beauty in unexpected places. Halabi grew up in Paris but frequently visited Lebanon with her parents. From a young age, the country had a lasting impact on her. Lebanon is a place of contrasts, in which traditional Arabic architecture, buildings ruined by war and reclaimed natural space sit in harmonies and discord. 

THALIS NICOLAOU

CYPRUS

Thalis Nicolaou is a Cypriot designer,  specialising in furniture, although perhaps his approach to creative work is best typified as problem-solving. Whether the focus is a fridge that tackles food waste or an artisan approach to flat-pack furniture, his practice centres on finding elegant solutions to technical challenges. Nicolaou skillfully balances aesthetics with functionality and proves unexpected joy can be found through ingenious solutions to external limitations. 

ISABELLE TARAZI

LEBANON

Isabelle Tarazi is an interior and product designer based in Paris. Her work centres on minimalist design and the impact that space, material and light can have on mood. In her practice, Tarazi prioritises the functionality and stripped back aesthetics, achieving designs that encapsulate simplified, harmonious solutions.