All events below are taking place from 6:00 to 10:00pm, unless indicated otherwise.

LIZA Beirut: Time to give back!

In line with this year’s theme "Is Design a Need?”, LIZA Beirut has taken the initiative to contribute to Lebanese Food Bank a remarkable organization fighting food waste and hunger in Lebanon, with a mission of a hunger-free Lebanon by 2025. Liza Beirut will be donating all of its proceeds to the Lebanese Food Bank and the founder, Mr Walid Maalouf, will be giving a presentation outlining the plan & program to fight hunger in Lebanon.LIZA Beirut also invites you to come (re)discover, and (why not?) order the design objects created for its restaurant under the artistic direction of Maria Ousseimi. Being a beautiful and delicious restaurant is no longer enough; LIZA wants to be socially engaged.Book your spot on May 24th at lunchtime or dinnertime as we join forces to beat hunger in Lebanon! It’s time to give back! 

Talk with Mr. Walif Maalouf is scheduled for the afternoon.Location: Liza, Achrafieh. Time: 12:00-11:00 PM


Wunderkammer Party By Wunderkammer

At the Wunderkammer party, visitors will be able to experience the curated space through the designer's vision and through the furniture. Location: Saint Coeur Street, Le Cocon Building

Cruise Collection By Timi Hayek

Linens, embroidered tulle and metallic jerseys merge in a fresh, summery collection for women of all ages. Pass by the boutique on Monot to check it out! Location: Monot Street, 304 Hayek Building

Young Persian Artists & Their Carpets By Hadi Maktabi

An open house reception showcasing the woven artworks of prominent young Persian designers and their links to contemporary Iran and its place in the world. Location: Charles Malek Street, Sursock Tower

Event Time:  5 PM- 8 PM

Need A Chair? By Ardeco Gallery

The exhibition highlights how with a constant need the design evolves: A curated selection of one chair for each decade from 1890 to 2010 that show how, for the same need, designers will respond differently. Location: Trabaud Street, Jreissati Building, Ground Floor

I AM Not ARTificial By ifD Green Art

IfD greenart, welcomes you to the opening of its studio/ART GALLERY during BDW. Have a drink and mingle while discovering our greenART... walls and installation pieces and design. Location: Furn el Hayek Street, Abdelnour Building

Soul Weight By KHAWATEM Art & Jewelry

Soul Weight magic of ritual, game of discipline, and determination of self a unique jewelry piece designed by Assaad Awad exclusively for Khawatem boutique. Location: Tabaris, Chehade Street, Metropolis Building

Street Culture By POP UP CONCEPTS

Discover our latest accessories, artsy products and what we do best, Street Wear.. Drink, Munch, Mingle and some cool music.. Location: Salim Boustros Street, Merehbi Building, Ground Floor

Open Day With Cocktails and Surprises By Muriel A

Presentation of the new collection of jewelry with a lot of new designers who will be displayed exclusively for the first time in Lebanon. Location: Selim Bustros Street, Boustany Building

Sounds Like Design By 6:05

A street party celebrating the most universal language & the art of sound design, through live musical performances by DJs & MCs. A music-centric event that is not only a great excuse to lift your feet off the ground & listen to some fresh new sound… but a stage for that series of sounds designed to create a beat that pleases the ears, mind & feet!. Location: Saint Nicolas Street, Zen building

Launching an exceptional promotion By Cork Living

Launching an exceptional promotion on selected collection for the first time at CORK Living. There will be an open door with drinks. Location:Metropolis Bldg, Tabaris

Event time: 5 PM-9 PM 

Everyday Diamonds By Joanna Dahdah

Launching of a new line called "everyday diamonds" as well as the new collection from the second line "Stoned" Location:Hermitage Bldg, Ghandour el Saad St.

Reopening of HHD Boutique by Henry Dakak Jr.

Discover HHD's latest creations of furniture, home accents and fine jewelry. Location: HHD, Abdel Wahab el Inglizi Str, Achrafieh

Urban is when Vintage Furniture Meets Unique Art by Art Scene Gallery / Vintage By Iman
Join us for a thrilling evening , to launch the festive season and discover the perfect blend of art and design,while indulging in an exquisite blend of nice music and preferred cocktails...Location:Art Scene Gallery, Abdul Hadi str, Mar Nicolas,Achrafieh

The spirit of seasons should be written in stone by The Malt Gallery & Kerkor Jewelry
On the occasion of Beirut Design Week The Malt Gallery & Kerkor Jewelry have the pleasure to invite you to an art installation by Maya Metni & Imad El Khoury featuring photography, spirits and stones highlighting imminent climate change. Location: Independence St, Sight 1 Bldg

Contemporary Lebanese & Swiss design by Adon Peres featuring Hicham Ghandour & Philippe Cramer
Villa Audi May 16 - June 11 Two designers - Philippe Cramer, Swiss, and Hicham Ghandour, Lebanese - both inspired by the tradition of their respective countries of origin to create a contemporary design. Supported by Swiss Embassy, PRO HELVETIA and Nestlé Waters. Location: Saint Nicolas Street, Building Villa Audi

Good Dreams, Bad Dreams - American Mythologies, Aishti Foundation
The exhibition “Good Dreams, Bad Dreams - American Mythologies” brings together the work of over 56 artists and more than 160 pieces from the Tony and Elham Salame Collection. Borrowing its title from an installation by Allen Ruppersberg, the exhibition features the work of a multigenerational group of artists who engage in a complex analysis of American popular culture entertaining a love and hate relationship with the founding myths of the American dream. Curated by Massimiliano Gioni . Location: Aishti Foundation, Antelias.

YES! By Made For Brands
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Location: Beydoun str, Tueny Bldg. Time: 4:00-8:00 PM


Talk: The importance of Design Thinking in Early Stage Ventures by Martin Dudek (Head of Design at Pollen8), at Antwork Being problem centric is the quintessence of working in a startup and human centric design is the key element to create a successful new venture. It’s 2017 now, a time where customer experience is the primary basis for competition and designers stop being pixel pushers and become the drivers of success and new business opportunities. Martin Dudek, Creative Director of one of London’s fastest growing innovation startups, talks about combining problem solving, creativity, empathy and experience to tackle some of the most difficult challenges of new ventures and the underlying trends supporting the returning influence of designers. Location: May Ziadeh Street,  Spears,  Kantari

Round Table Discussion at Antwork Experts from various disciplines debate the importance of design thinking and designers as co-founders of startups and social ventures. The round table discussion focuses on questions around the contribution of design thinking to the success of ventures and why it is important to create something users love. We are also trying to find answers for the most important skill sets designers need to become successful entrepreneurs, what the shortcomings of design school teaching are and what makes designers attractive hires. Location: May Ziadeh Street,  Spears,  Kantari Workshop: Design Hackathon Wednesday May 24th at 11am- Thursday May 25th at 6pm at Antwork A two day design hackathon explores the crucial role of designers in shaping social ventures in their early stages and getting things OFF THE GROUND. Participants are local and international designers & creatives from all disciplines and backgrounds who care about social impact and beautiful, awesome things working really well. The goal is to to prove that design thinking can provide the solution for complex, human centric problems. Results of the hackathon will be presented in a public showcase followed by an after party on Thursday evening.

Register here and join! www.offtheground.beirutdesignweek.org