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In pictures: Brilliant Beirut displays evolution of Lebanese design
Curated by Rana Salam “Brilliant Beirut” illustrates how the capital city of Lebanon, with its wide range of cultures, has emerged at the forefront of the global design industry over the last seven decades.
The daughter of Lebanese modernist architect Assem Salam, she grew up among the city’s growing design community and incorporates the city’s street and pop culture into her own work – which includes window displays for stores such as Harvey Nichols in London.
The exhibition, which forms part of Dubai Design Week, starts its journey in 1943 when Lebanon won its independence, through Beirut’s growth through the 1960s and early 70s as a glamourous resort, onto the disaster of the civil war from the mid-70s to 1991, then the subsequent rebirth.