Beirut Art Center is proud to present its latest BAC design exhibition, Contemporary Perspectives in Middle Eastern Crafts by Carwan Gallery.
Carwan Gallery’s new groundbreaking exhibition explores new avenues in design. With a concept that seeks to expand the vocabulary of traditional crafts, Carwan has commissioned a selection of international designers to create a series of new, limited-edition objects in partnership with local artisans in the Middle East. Each designer’s project encapsulates the re-imagining of a distinct, time-honored craft, where the specialized technique of each artisan has formed the basis for the creation of a new object by the designer. The designers are Karen Chekerdjian (Lebanon), Khalid Shafar (UAE), Lindsey Adelman (USA), Marc Baroud (Lebanon), Studio mischer’traxler (Austria), Nada Debs (Lebanon), Oeuffice (Canada), Paul Loebach (USA), Philippe Malouin (Canada) and Tamer Nakisci (Turkey).
The first contemporary design gallery in the middle east, Carwan Gallery was founded in 2010 by the architects Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte and Pascale Wakim.