talk21.09

4:00 to 5:15pm

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FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS, APPLY THE MILANESE MODEL

What’s the Milanese model ? What’s so special about it ? And why if applied onto our economy and industry it would have a tremendous snowball effect of growth, sustainability and creativity ?

SPEAKER : 

MATTEO ORIGONI, ORIGONI STEINER

 

 

5:30 to 6:30 pm

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LEADING BY DESIGN

How is strategic design impacting and restructuring the way businesses and social communities operate today. 

« Design is a completely new logic that is entering organizations, challenging the very core of the value they create and deliver such values for customers. It is therefore not surprising that a clear majority of organizations and NGOs are introducing design strategically within their businesses ».

SPEAKERS : 

MARZIA ARICOLIVEWORK*

JOE AYOUBBRANDCELL - BUSINESS DESIGN + INNOVATION**

22.09 

4:00 to 5:15 pm

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WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN

A thorough debate between two specialists of modern design that aims to redefine the popular conception of vintage design and shed light on the reasons behind the constant rising of its value on the international market. 

« In a few years, a vintage piece will have more value than contemporary art ».

SPEAKERS : 

GUILLAUMCUIRYGALERIE NATIONALE DE DUBAI 

PIERRE GHATTASGALERIE PIERRE GHATTAS

JEAN MARC LELOUCHGALERIE JEAN MARC LELOUCH

This debate will be held in French.

5:30 to 6:45 pm

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MAISON TARAZI : ON HISTORY, ADAPTATION AND MUTATION

How to adapt and transform an ancestral knowhow and craftsmanship with today’s ever evolving visions and techniques ? 

For the first time, architects and  designers will gather around a round table to discuss the impact and evolution of artistry.

This round table will be followed by the book signing of Camille Tarazi « Vitrine de l’Orient ».

SPEAKERS : 

CAMILLE TARAZI, MAISON TARAZI

ALINE ASMAR D’AMMAN, CULTURE IN ARCHITECTURE

RANA NASR, BLEU DESIGN 

GALAL MAHMOUD, ARCHITECT

7:00 to 8:00 pm

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RENEWABLE SPACES : A DYNAMIC PLATFORM FOR COLLABORATIVE CREATIONS

Architect Karim Nader will unveil his titanic project that will take multidisciplinary collaborations to new heights. « Sugar Lane », a dormant sugar factory about to be transformed into a creative wonderland, has the ambition of redefining Beirut as a creative and collaborative platform. 

SPEAKER : 

KARIM NADER, ARCHITECT

This conference will be followed by a talk between the architect and university students. 

23.09 

4:00 to 5:15 pm

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ITALIAN DESIGN: WHAT ELSE ?

One cannot speak of design without referencing the Italian maestros and their continuous predominance in that field. What’s today’s role of Italy in the international design web and market ? How does it still influence and impact the world of creation ?

SPEAKER : 

MATTEO ORIGONI, ORIGONI STEINER

6:00 to 7:00 pm

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BEIRUT : A HUB FOR INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES 

Render the Design Residency is the result of a collaboration between Joy Mardini Design Gallery and Beirut Art Residency. The team will highlight the importance of design residencies and cross cultural dialogue for the local and regional design scene. Sharing with the audience the experience of the participating designers and the outcome of their initiative.

SPEAKER : 

JOY MARDINI, JOY MARDINI DESIGN GALLERY, Founder and Director

AMAR A. ZAHR, BEIRUT ART RESIDENCY, Founder and Director

NATHALIE ACKAWI, BEIRUT ART RESIDENCY, Partner and Director

MIKHAIL KURT, JOY MARDINI DESIGN GALLERY, Business Development

24.09 

4:00 to 6:00 pm

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BEIRUT DESIGNS, BEIRUT CONÇOIT... 

An exciting round table, which will propose an outreach and education program entitled Beirut Designs. This type of program will be the first of its kind in the Arab world to look at design education in fresh multidisciplinary interactive forms, utilizing the best known methods of knowledge and cultural development. 

SPEAKERS: 

NADINE TOUMA, MADAR ONBOZ

HALA MOUBARAK, BEIRUT DESIGN FAIR

6:30 to 7:30 pm

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SPECIAL EVENT

Cancellation of the auction sale of 3D printed, limited edition chairs by designer Guillaume Credoz.
Technical problems following the installation of the 3D printer in BDF led the organizers to cancel this event.
The Beirut Design Fair team apologizes.

 

 

 

*Livework is a global firm based in UK and the pioneer in service design. 

**Brandcell is Livework partner in the Middle East and the first business design consultancy firm in the region

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