House of Today is a non-profit organization, committed to cultivating a sustainable design ecosystem in Lebanon, that transcends international borders. For over a decade, the organization’s overarching aim is to strengthen dialogues in the design world, expanding the reach of contemporary Lebanese designers and their creative processes, through mentoring and educating, curating collections and nurturing connections.
200 Grs. Pascal Hachem, Rana Haddad.
Their shared fascination with the city as object, an urban-scale installation, and an industrial design project led Rana Haddad & Pascal Hachem to co-found “200Grs.” in 2013. The studio’s bespoke pieces bring into play the craftsmanship and artisanal skill on offer locally in Lebanon. Their vision involves challenging constraints and adapting existing know-how as a way to positively fuel, propel, and keep alive their city, Beirut.
200 Grs. has received international acclaim and demand since early 2016, being featured across various platforms and design scenes:
- ‘200 Grs’ objects’ were part of SEEDS London Gallery’s first season. London UK,
- The studio was invited to take part in New York Design Week, and contributed to both Wanted Design Brooklyn, and Wanted Design Manhattan. New York USA
- Featured in an article in Modern Magazine; “Less is always more for Beirut’s 200 Grs,” a studio tour by Shanks Moreno. Fall 2015, New York USA and in
- Living Magazine, design tour,” Beirut da scoprire” by Valentina Ciuffi, Italy.
Most recently featuring in an article for the New York Times designers-special edition; “A Creative Flowering in Beirut, Is it ‘borderline danger, borderline madness?’” by Rima Suqi. October 6, 2016, New York USA.