Lebanese designer Samer Alameen opened his private residence to the public during Milan Design Week as part of an exhibition titled ‘Inhouse – Not an Exhibition’ which allowed visitors to enter his private world- and design collection.
In a real-life context, Alameen presents his whimsical style, showcasing a range of objects and furniture pieces, either personally-designed or collector items.
The “exhibition” also showcased the designer’s new products including new editions of the All You Can Seat stool and side tables, as well as the Out of the Box container/table.
Alameen’s designs are inspired by history, treasured memories as well as a sense of tradition, all encompassing a design language that is largely centred on the act of narrative or story telling.
In addition to the InHouse exhibition, Alameen also presented two design pieces for JCP Universe during the Salone del Mobile furniture fair, including a wall unit library, Eret, as well as a floor lamp called Orgone- both reflecting on the nostalgic and playful elements of childhood, yet sculptural in form.
Other notable exhibitions during Milan Design Week include the “anti-brief” Unsighted exhibition which featured Manama-based Bahraini Danish’s marble furniture as well as artist Phillip K. Smith III’s reflective installation for COS.