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.
Elie Metni, Architect and Designer, graduated from ALBA where he is also a part time instructor.
In 2012 he joined Herzog and de Meuron, a renowned architecture firm in Switzerland where he participated in the design process of various projects.
Selected by the Starch Foundation in 2015 to design their Boutique, his project was granted the iF Design Award 2017.
He participated in several exhibitions in Beirut, Paris, London, Venice and Milano where he showcased some of his products.
In 2016 he founded his studio E L I E M E T N I in Beirut, covering Architecture, Interior and Product design.
Among his current projects are the Dent De Lait an Eco Children’s Center in Beirut, the interiors of private residences and other public projects.
Elie constantly explores the projects’ conceptualization by experimenting with materials and ergonomics. He believes that a project does not end at the completion of its construction but continues as the user starts interacting with the product.