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Custom No.9 launches 'Boards for Beirut' to support rebuilding Lebanese capital

Custom No.9 launches 'Boards for Beirut' to support rebuilding Lebanese capital

Profits will go to an initiative replacing doors and windows of homes destroyed in the tragic explosion

Customers can choose the material for their limited-edition board
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Customers can choose the material for their limited-edition board

Bespoke furniture and interiors brand Custom No.9 is donating profits from a limited edition sale to a project rebuilding Beruit.

The Dubai-based firm 'drops' a short run of products made from off-cuts on the ninth of every month.

For September, sales from 'Off Cut Drop' will go to an initiative called Beb w’shebbek.

Meaning ‘doors and windows’ in Arabic and founded by Lebanese powerhouses Mariana Wehbe and Nancy Gabriel, Beb w’Shebbek is a community-driven initiative committed to rebuilding the doors and windows of the homes that were destroyed due to the Beirut Port blast. Their goal is to fix 150 homes each month until they reach 3,000 homes – all whilst trying to preserve the architectural heritage of the city.

This month's project is a 25cm serving board that will be available from September 9 until the end of the month.

Initially available in its classic signature Terrazzo, cloudy blush marble and grainy charcoal travertine marble, Custom No.9 will continue to add new materials in the course of the month, after having sourced off-cuts that would otherwise have gone to waste.

Customers will also be able to choose the material for their limited-edition board and 100 per cent of profits will go to Beb w’Shebbek.

Email boardsforbeirut@customno9.com to register interest in the limited edition pieces.

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