In accordance with the forecasts expressed in 2017 at the launch of the Beirut Design Fair (BDF) initiative, the city of Beirut has become the bastion of Middle Eastern Design. This is proven by the third edition of the event, which ended on the 22nd September at the Seaside Arena, having totaled nearly 36,000 entries.
The combination of the Beirut Design Fair with the Beirut Art Fair (which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year ) was unanimously appreciated by the exhibitors, as well as being enthusiastically welcomed by the visitors.
The layout of BDF, designed by the young architect Rawad Rizk, presented two moving and monumental spaces, which served as showcases for the design creations the spaces themselves housed, alongside inviting visitors to question the architectural chaos of Beirut.
The level at the 3rd edition of BDF has risen significantly, in accordance with the objectives of the organizers and the Selection Committee, which the visitors did not fail to notice.
Beirut Design Fair demonstrates the legitimacy and growth of Lebanon’s creativity in the international design scene, as well as the appetite of the local market for quality furniture and objects presented with it.