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.
Stephanie Sayar & Charbel Garibeh are Lebanese-based designers that work together as a team, to complete projects where each have individual opinions and personal touches, combined together to create fictional and functional pieces.
Their approach to design encompasses their combined vision of naïve and experimental design with a dash of humor using new materials and forms.
The duo opened their studio Sayar & Garibeh, in Beirut, after developing their product design skills and exhibiting their work at a number of international fairs such as Aspen, Miami, NYC, Milan, Paris, London, Brussels, Beirut and Dubai.
Their work has been selected in 2015 and 2016 as Best of Milan Design Week and highlighted as Best of Maison et Objet Paris in 2015. In 2020 they were awarded winners of the emerging talent prize by Architectural Digest Middle East.
It was only three years after graduating with a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture that they realized the necessity of designing together, since then, they’ve carved out a distinctive aesthetic, combining organic and geometric forms with traditional crafts and whimsical anthropomorphic touches.
"Working together is always fun, and while communication is one of the main elements in our method, we can't hide the fact that it sometimes gets messy, but it's all part of the ride... We tried to work separately a few times [in the beginning] but we always ended up realizing that there was something missing. »