House of today, a non-profit organization, is committed to fostering a sustainable design culture on a global scale, through an ecosystem that identifies, nurtures, mentors, curates & connects lebanese designers.

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Design Miami/ "New Nature" by Khaled El Mays

1-5 December, 2021 - Miami

Khaled El-Mays collaborates with Mexican artisans to make "New Nature"

House of Today returns to Design Miami/ Curio with New Nature by Khaled El Mays 


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New Nature captures the blurred lines of emergence, a moving state where volumes shift, interact and weave together before taking solid shape. The organic movement and juxtapositions of color and form, that in some moments blend and in others contrast, reflect this kinetic motion. 

 

The five-piece series is an ensemble of various high crafts particular to Mexico City, where the collection was produced. El-Mays uses leather, wood, raffia, wicker and, for the first time, ceramics, which brings a hint of surrealism to a collection very much inspired by the lines of Art Nouveau.  

 

As part of an ongoing mentorship that began in 2016, House of Today’s founder, Cherine Magrabi Tayeb, recommended that Khaled explore artisanal ceramic workshops while visiting the Mexican capital, in order to expand his own material knowledge and develop his practice. House of Today is intent on strategizing new ways to nurture Lebanese design culture and support its designers by continuing to actively promote Lebanese contemporary design internationally.


Tuesday, November 30 Members Preview, 11am–12pm Collectors Preview, 12–7pm Press Brunch, 11am–12:30pm Wednesday, December 1 VIP Preview, 11am–1pm Public Hours Wednesday, December 1 / 1–8pm Thursday, December 2 / 11am–8pm Friday, December 3 / 12–8pm Saturday, December 4 / 12–8pm Sunday, December 5 / 12–6pm

Shades of Napoli by Stephanie Moussallem

29-31 October, 2021 - Napoli

Stephanie Moussallem lights up Neapolitan crafts with Shades of Napoli. Elements of traditional artisanry dialogue with noble materials to create four distinct lamps illuminating the tonalities and impressions the Mediterranean city left on the designer, while also bringing to light parallels with her home city Beirut.

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Shifting Times

Shifting Times | Sibylle Tarazi

“Beyond the Mediterranean, the impassioned people, love of family and strong presence of faith in everyday life, the built-up urban disorder juxtaposed with a natural serenity generate an especially strong pulsating energy that can only exist in such chaos and contradiction. With Shades of Napoli, I attempt to bring a kind of horizon and order to this frenzied dialogue and familiar chaos.”

 

HOUSE OF TODAY in partnership with EDIT Napoli and Fondazione Made in Cloister 

Lebanese design platform, HOUSE OF TODAY, in collaboration with EDIT NAPOLI and FONDAZIONE MADE IN CLOISTER, supported designer Stephanie Moussallem’s August 2021 residency in Naples, during which she discovered traditional Neapolitan crafts. Shades of Napoli was inspired by this immersive research and produced as part of an exchange between Mediterranean traditions and contemporary savoir faire.

Collectible Salon

May, 2021 - Brussels

“Ceramics from Lebanon” is a collective exhibition dedicated to promoting the cultural significance of hand-built ceramics, generating a sense of pride among artisans, artists and people living in Lebanon.

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Calice

Calice | Hala Matta

Vase in Raku

Vase in Raku | Hala Matta

Mural

Mural | Hala Matta

Foam collection - Colorful Sculpture with Lamp

Foam collection - Colorful Sculpture with Lamp | Sayar & Garibeh

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Roula Salamoun and Iwan Maktabi at Art Dubai

22 March - 5 April, 2021 - Dubai

With the support of House of Today, Iwan Maktabi introduces Strata, a collection of rugs designed by Roula Salamoun for Iwan Maktabi exhibition at Art Dubai, in March, 2021. Strata is inspired by the hills and cities of Nepal: the series comes in two different color variations and it’s produced in limited edition of 15 exemplars.

Design Miami/ Podium

December, 2020 - Miami

R & Company curated a selection of works by Lebanese designers for House of Today, to present alongside their own commissions at Design Miami/ Podium.

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Platform B

Platform B | Karen Chekerdjian

Palmea

Palmea | Khaled el Mays

Roula Salamoun Beirut Design Fair

September, 2019 - Beirut

Lebanese architect and designer Roula Salamoun produces limited-edition pieces for Anatomy, her collection in collaboration with House of Today that explores the relationship between human bodies and the space they occupy. Appearing as anthropomorphic landscapes in interior living spaces, the console and mirror originate from casts created from different body parts and give new meaning to high-performance concrete.

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Haminals

Haminals | Rabih Geha

Design Miami/ Curio

December, 2017 - Miami

Designers Sayar & Garibeh, Khaled El Mays and Rumi Dalle have been chosen by Cherine Magrabi Tayeb to showcase their work at Design Miami/ Design Curio 2017. The pieces are incredibly telling of their own unique, unparalleled universes and design aesthetics, yet speak a language of modern universality. The variety of styles and aesthetics all come together to tell one story, the story of who "we" are as people.

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Mr. Brain

Mr. Brain | Khaled el Mays

Escort of the Night

Escort of the Night | Khaled el Mays

Design Days Dubai

2015 - Dubai

House of Today showcases works from "Naked, Beyond the Social Mask" as part of Design Days Dubai. An intriguing mix of known Arabic forms, shapes and materials, converse with contemporary, international influences to appeal to an international audience. Design Days Dubai is generously supported by The Art of Living and is presented in collaboration with Elle Deco. The booth is designed by Maria Group.

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Vacancy I and II

Vacancy I and II | Celine & Tatiana Stephan

ISO A

ISO A | Christian Haas

Exposed Lighting

Exposed Lighting | Claude Missir

Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole | Dina Kamal

Look Back

Look Back | Karim Chaya

Tavolo San Paolo

Tavolo San Paolo | Massimiliamo Locatelli

Layered Fabrics

Layered Fabrics | Michel Abboud

Light Up My Fire

Light Up My Fire | Nada Zeineh

Ourobouros

Ourobouros | Ranya Sarakbi

Anatomy

Anatomy | Roula Salamoun

Strata

Strata | Roula Salamoun