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In addition to the exhibition, in 2016 House of Today launched The SHOP, an offering of home and office products in collaboration with  WallpaperSTORE* and guest curator Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte. This special collaboration between 3 partners outlines their joint commitment to nurture and showcase internationally the strong design talents found in Lebanon.
The exhibition shop features a combination of new commissioned objects to Lebanese designers and existing iconic WallpaperSTORE* objects from international designers. Following the exhibition shop at Le Yacht Club Beirut, the new objects will permanently be part of the WallpaperSTORE* and available for online purchase worldwide.

Layal Chacar

Layal Chacar is a passionate multi-disciplinary designer, a determinate
problem-solver and a curious soul with a fascination for human beings, 
behaviors, environments and experiences.

Having been awarded a scholarship from House of Today, she holds
a Bachelor in Product Design and a Masters in Global Design (summa cum laude) from Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA). 

She strongly believes in design as a co-creative human-centered tool
to better people’s lives and create sustainable positive impact.
Practically, Layal’s work experience consists of strategic design-thinking 
consultancy, participatory design projects, products, interior and branding. 

She has collaborated with multiple United Nations Agencies such as UNIC Beirut, UNFPA and ILO, as well as other private enterprises.

In more personal projects, she likes to bridge between design, installation and
performance arts.

Layal recently completed the full 42k marathon to raise awareness about
mental health and was awarded by Beirut Marathon’s 542 program 
“Most Valuable Runner” of her team for October.

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