Founded in 2012, House of Today is a non-profit organization that identifies, nurtures, mentors, curates, showcases
emerging Lebanese designers to create a relationship with design experts, regionally and globally.
HoT is dedicated to the enrichment of Lebanon’s design culture.
Stemming from a desire to promote under recognized talent and alleviate potential difficulties faced by design students, House of Today is a platform that inspires, creates, and influences.
Led by founder and chairwoman Cherine Magrabi Tayeb
, House of Today is a platform for collaboration between Lebanon's most creative thinkers and the most promising members of its youth.
HoT's mission is achieved through six areas of influence:
Through a process of open call and personal research, House of Today’s qualifying committee
of renowned and established professionals, select new and emerging talent - those showing the highest potential in the field of design.
In doing so, HoT's playing a role in creating a fresh repertoire of design for Lebanon.
House of Today's supporting young and emerging designers throughout the various stages of their creative process. For designers HoT's identified as having extraordinary potential yet who are at the very early stages of their career, HoT provides a scholarship program
for those we assess would benefit the most.
As an incubator for emerging designers HoT is making connections to leading players in the design sector to help them cultivate their identity, to develop their business skills and to grow.
A key role as a platform for exposure. House of Today is working with designers and infusing new energy into innovative and creative initiatives. HoT's curation is a response to the myriad developments within the design sector and delivers unified collections for direct exposure or as part of collective design exhibitions.
Every 2 years, House of Today curates a biennale that showcases the collaboration between experts and emerging designers, who come together under a central theme to release a collection. Exhibitions are meticulously curated to present a stellar collection that highlights the strengths, creativity and talent of the Lebanese design field.
Often, and as part of its mission, House of Today raises funds to allow designers to showcase their creations at various institutions and galleries around the world.
House of Today connects design talent with established designers, design patrons, and collectors to create new possibilities and to instigate an open exchange of ideas around design. Through internships or job opportunities, HoT also provides support and placement opportunities to help promising designers launch their careers in the design field. House of Today is a gathering of great designers with great ideas.