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.
Born in London, Syro-Lebanese and adopted Parisian, everything arranged Alya Tannous to work in the
creation or the fashion but it is of the blown glass that she made her specialty.
Fascinated by this material, she has been transforming
and deforming her for over 10 years to create her
collections, constantly pushing back the limits of grace and sublimating the moments of conviviality with
objects conceived as works of art.
After studying theater and literature at Queens Mary University i
n London, Alya joined the Christian
Lacroix Haute Couture House in Paris alongside Marie Martinez. Then will follow years of collaboration
within teams of the public relations office Pia de Brantes.
But it is by following his mother, Lina Tannous, famous i
nterior designer, during a trip to Egypt to create
blown glasses that this passion will be imposed on her. And then, she will have only one obsession, that
of expressing her idea of elegance, to sublimate a sleepy craft and especially to bring together the
she loves around tables staged as real pieces theater, reminiscent of his first vocation mingled with the
art of living of his Levantine roots.
2009 will mark the big jump with her return to Beirut where she opens her shop, Interiors by Alya
s, dedicated to the art of the table.
Since then, she has been making us dream and her collections are now distributed in many stores in
Paris, Beirut and London. She collaborates very regularly with art galleries and also organizes many
In 2017, o
ne of his models is chosen by the prestigious Maison Christian Dior to complete their collection
of tableware. Back to Paris. The circle is complete. From the breath and the sand, she knows how to
radiate her vision of "receiving well" impressed with delic
acy and modernity.