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.

Incubation. At House of Today, our role is to curate, mentor, connect and showcase, paving the pathways for designer growth. We meet designers at a decisive point along their unique journeys, closely working with them to foster their creative spirits and contribute to their development.

Scholarships

Part of our role is to provide access to quality education through our scholarship program that also serves to nurture young talent in various design fields. These exceptional creatives are individually mentored and empowered with the necessary tools to navigate their careers in ambitious contexts.


Conditions & Criteria

  • 2021 Awarded Students

    Sarah El-Asmar, George Hanna, Tatiana Sfeir, Hisham Rifai
    Hisham Rifai

    Hisham Rifai

    1st year MA in Research in Art and Design,
    Saint Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp Belgium

    Hisham Rifai

    Hisham Rifai

    1st year MA in Research in Art and Design,
    Saint Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp Belgium

    Sarah El-Asmar

    Sarah El-Asmar

    1st year MA in Industrial Design,
    Central Saint Martins, London

    Tatiana Sfeir

    Tatiana Sfeir

    1st year MA in Innovative materials & sustainable development,
    l'École de Condé de Bordeaux, France

    George Hanna

    George Hanna

    1st year MA in Design for Emergent Futures,
    ELISAVA, Barcelona

  • 2019 Awarded Students

    Noor Taan, Rouba Akl, Karel Karkodorian, Aya Iskandarani.
    NOOR TAAN

    NOOR TAAN

    3rd year MA in Industrial Design
    Pratt Institute, New York

    Karel Karkodorian

    Karel Karkodorian

    2nd year BA in Product Design,
    ALBA, Beirut

    Rouba Akl

    Rouba Akl

    1st year MA in Interaction Design,
    IED, Barcelona

    Aya Iskandarani

    Aya Iskandarani

    2nd year MA in Industrial Design,
    La Cambre, Belgium

  • 2018 Awarded Students

    Aya Iskandarani, Rachel Antoun, Rawad Baaklini, Micheline Nahra
    Rachel Antoun

    Rachel Antoun

    1st year Master in contextual design,
    Eindhoven, Netherlands

    Rawad Baaklini

    Rawad Baaklini

    2nd year MA in Contextual Design,
    Eindhoven, Netherlands

    Aya Iskandarani

    Aya Iskandarani

    1st year MA in Industrial Design,
    La Cambre, Belgium

  • 2017 Awarded Students

    Micheline Nahra, Rawad Baaklini, Romy Bechara
    Micheline Nahra

    Micheline Nahra

    1st year Master in contextual design,
    Eindhoven, Netherlands

    Rawad Baaklini

    Rawad Baaklini

    1st year Master in contextual design,
    Eindhoven, Netherlands

  • 2016 Awarded Students

    Romy Bechara, Ghyda Kanaan, Riad Chehabeddine, Carine Nawbar, Layal Chacar
    Ghyda Kanaan

    Ghyda Kanaan

    3rd Year, Product Design,
    ALBA, Lebanon

    Riad Chehabedine

    Riad Chehabedine

    1st Year BA Product Design,
    Central Saint Martins, UK

    Romy Bechara

    Romy Bechara

    Master in Industrial Design,
    La Cambre, Belgium

  • 2015 Awarded Students

    Layal Chacar, Carine Nawbar, Ala Tannir
    Ala Tannir

    Ala Tannir

    Master in Industrial Design,
    Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), USA

    Carine Nawbar

    Carine Nawbar

    2nd Year, Product Design,
    ALBA, Lebanon

    Layal Chacar

    Layal Chacar

    1st Year Master Global Design,
    ALBA, Lebanon

Residencies

Residencies are organized and funded in order to encourage designers’ creative growth and exposure to new methods, materials and techniques.

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  • September, 2021 - Los Angeles, USA

    18th Street Arts Center

    Mary-Lynn & Carlo Massoud

    Mary Lynn and Carlo Massoud were visiting designers at the 18th Street Arts Center in Southern California in September 2021, as part of an ongoing partnership between House of Today and the 18th Street Art Center. The residency will allow the siblings to expand and deepen their collaborative practice in an inclusive environment that fosters mutual growth and exchange with other international creatives.
    18th Street Arts Center
  • July, 2021 - Naples, Italy

    EDIT Napoli

    Stephanie Moussallem

    House of Today, in collaboration with Edit Napoli, invites Stephanie Moussallem to discover the vibrant city of Naples and traditional Neapolitan crafts. With the support of the Fondazione Made In Cloister, the designer will explore artisanal creativity through coral processing, majolica, ceramics, wood carving, silk and bronze lost wax casting.
    EDIT Napoli
  • April, 2021 - Aspen, USA

    Anderson Ranch Residency

    Mary-Lynn Massoud and Sayar & Garibeh

    With the support of R & Company and House of Today, designers Mary-Lynn Massoud and duo Stephanie Sayar & Charbel Garibeh were residents at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in May 2021. This residency brings together artists of all disciplines, offering time and space for creative exploration and community engagement.
    Anderson Ranch Residency

Lectures

Lecture series are organized with local and international design experts in order to share practices and strengthen networks in the design community.

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  • December 12, 2018

    'Khalil Khoury' Showcase

    Sursock Museum, Beirut

    The performance and installation by Bernard Khoury recounts the fabulous story of an impossible modernity. Described as a modernist and brutalist, Khalil Khoury was one of the first artisans of exposed concrete, leading the Modern Movement in Lebanon.
    'Khalil Khoury' Showcase
  • December 12, 2018

    'Craftporn' Conference

    Beirut

    Indisputable spine of the Lebanese production, the cross-pollination craft/design is highlighted in the conference "Craftporn" initiated by Cherine Magrabi Tayeb and co-curated by journalist and critic Anne-France Berthelon. Six speakers among the most r
    'Craftporn' Conference
  • December 17, 2016

    'My Work-Notes' by Massimilano Locatelli

    Beirut

    Lecture for House of Today by international acclaimed architect and professor at Colombia University, Massimiliano Locatelli. A discussion about what inspires and influences him as a designer and architect.
    'My Work-Notes' by Massimilano Locatelli
  • December 17, 2016

    'Dialogues' by Snøhetta

    Beirut

    Lecture for House of Today by internationally operating architect and design firm Snohetta. Robert Greenwood and Daniel Berlin from Snohetta are discussing the process of design and collaboration.
    'Dialogues' by Snøhetta
  • December 17, 2014

    'Co-Designing With Craftsmen' Roundtable

    Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA). Beirut, Lebanon

    House of Today facilitated a roundtable lecture at ALBA school of design that focused on the opportunities of the luxury industry vis a vis crafts and handmade knowhow.
    'Co-Designing With Craftsmen' Roundtable

Workshops

House of Today invited Valentina Carretta to moderate a workshop open to 20 ALBA Product design students from different years. The objective was to create a symbolic city through the design of a set of very simple buildings made of geometric wooden modular blocks.


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    Role-Play Model by Valentina Carretta

    ALBA, Beirut

    House of Today invited Valentina Carretta to moderate a workshop open to 20 ALBA Product design students from different years. The objective was to create a symbolic city through the design of a set of very simple buildings made of geometric wooden modula
    Role-Play Model by Valentina Carretta

Having established Lebanon as the regional reference in design,

House of Today's vision is to anchor Lebanon on the global design map.

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