design encounters in and around the Middle East

design encounters in and around the Middle East

GALLERY

The first contemporary design gallery in the Middle East, Carwan Gallery was founded in 2010 by the architects Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte and Pascale Wakim.

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"Carwan", the transliteration of the Arabic term کاروان, refers to the caravanserai where traveling caravans would pause to rest – desert enclaves of culture, traditions, and the trading of objects from near and far.
Carwan gallery opened in Beirut to promote a theory and practice that recalls this concept of the voyage as a slow, concentrated exploration, full of discovery and exchange: Western contemporary design is invited to interact and evolve with the time-honored techniques of Eastern craft, creating a flow of influences and vitality between the cultures.

With the mission of internationalizing design in the Middle East, the gallery exhibits bespoke projects and limited edition objects, focusing on special commissions of internationally renowned architects and designers, using carefully chosen materials and methods of production.

The gallery has been invited to showcase its exhibitions at the most important art and design fairs in Dubai, Basel, London, New York and Miami, and has curated design exhibitions in numerous museums and art centers. The directors of Carwan place a distinct importance on developing strong collaborations with cultural organizations, institutions, and specialized press.

Carwan’s collaborations with avant-garde designers and architects such as Bernard Khoury, India Mahdavi, Michael Anastassiades and Vincenzo de Cotiis have been featured in international press and displayed in exhibitions in the United States, UK, France, and Italy, establishing the gallery as a significant player in the world of collectible design.

SHOWS

Carwan Gallery Beirut
DRAWING OBJECTS
July 2017
Villa La Vigie
NOMAD MONACO
April 2017
DRAWING OBJECTS at SENATO HOTEL MILANO
April 2017
Carwan Gallery
ARTIFACTS
January 2017 - D Beirut
Carwan Gallery
ELEKTRA LUX
November 2016 - D Beirut
Biennale Interieur
"Purple, turquoise, pink (brown along the edges)"
October 2016 - Kortrijk Belgium
Carwan Gallery Beirut
APPARATUS + OEVFFICE
October 2016 - D-Beirut Bldg - First Floor Seaside Road - Burj Hammoud  Beirut - Lebanon
Carwan Gallery Beirut
The Pond House
July 2016 - D-Beirut Bldg - First Floor Seaside Road - Burj Hammoud  Beirut - Lebanon
Senato Hotel Milano
Milan Design Week | Kapital Series
April 2016
The Armory Show
AUTOPSY
March 2016 - PIERS 92 & 94 12th AVENUE AT 55th st, New York
Design Miami 2015
Karen Chekerdjian at Design Miami/
December 2015 - Miami Beach, USA
Carwan Gallery
"purple, turquoise, pink (brown along the edges)"
November 2015 - D factory - Bldg Bh 4852 Seaside Road - Burj hammoud - Lebanon
Skoufa Gallery
Maya, Zeina, Racha & Yara ( 2015 )
August 2015 - Mykonos-Greece
Design Miami/ Basel 2015
Trans|Form
June 2015 - Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel, Messeplatz Basel, Switzerland
Design Days Dubai, 2015
Posa
March 2015 - Dubai, UAE
Guild Fair
Autopsy
March 2015 - Cape Town - South Africa
The Armory Show
ARAB DOLLS: Maya, Zeina, Racha and Yara
March 2015 - New York City, USA
Design Miami/ 2014
Déchaînements
December 2014 - Miami, USA
Carwan Gallery
0,91 cubic meter
February 2015 - Beirut, Lebanon
"Middle East Revealed" Wallpaper*
September 2014 - London, UK
Carwan Gallery
Maya, Zeina, Racha and Yara
July 2014 - Beirut, Lebanon
Carwan Gallery
Progetto Domestico
June 2014 - Beirut, Lebanon
Collective 2 Design
Landscape Series
May 2014 - New York City, USA
Design Days Dubai 2014
March 2014 - Dubai, UAE
National Museum of Beirut
Fabrica Goes Lebanese
January 2014 - Beirut, Lebanon
L'Ebeniste, Gefinor Center - Bloc E - Clemenceau
Carwan at Gefinor
November 2013 - Beirut, LEBANON
IBDF - Mexico Design Week
C’etait un rendez-vous
January 2013 - Mexico City, MEXICO
IBDF - Mexico Design Week
About Terrirory / Derailing Beirut
October 2013 - Mexico City, Mexico
A.M. Qattan Foundation
The Mosaic Rooms
September 2013 - London, UK
Design Miami/Basel 2013
June 2013 - Messe Basel, Switzerland
Design Days Dubai
March 2013 - Dubai, UAE
Villa Noailles
Design Parade 8
September 2013 - Hyeres, FRANCE
Carwan Gallery
Panel Discussion - Beirut Design Week
June 2013 - Beirut - Lebanon
Alaan Artspace
July 2013 - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
MIART
The International Fair of Modern and Conteporary Art
April 2013 - Milan, Italy
Katara Art Center
March 2013 - Doha, Qatar
Carwan & R20th Century
January 2013 - New York
BAC Design & Fondation Ousseimi
Beirut Art Center
November 2012 - Geneve, CH
Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center (BIEL)
Beirut Art Fair
July 2012 - Lebanon
Villa Noailles
Rugs Parade
September 2012 - Hyeres - France
Contemporary perspectives in middle eastern crafts
October 2011 - Dubai - Milan - Beirut
Qubique Tradeshow
One hand cannot clap
October 2011 - Berlin
Milan Design Week Ventura/Lambrate - Beirut
Milan does Beirut
May 2011 - Milano - Beirut

PRESS

March 2017
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December 2014
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December 2013
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February 2013
February 2013
January 2013
January 2013
September 2012
August 2012
August 2012
August 2012
June 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
August 2011
August 2011
August 2011
Interni Italy
June 2011
Surface US
April 2011
Corriere della Sera Online Version
June 2011
Yatzer Online Version
May 2011
Wallpaper Online Version
April 2011
New York Times Online Version
April 2011

CONTACT

Gallery
CARWAN GALLERY
D-Beirut Bldg - First Floor
Seaside Road - Burj Hammoud
Beirut - Lebanon


Monday - Friday by appointment only.
Please call +961 3 986 671 for appointments.



Carwan Gallery Milano office
Via Santa Marta 20123 Milan, Italy.
By appointment only.
Telephone
Lebanon +961 3 686089
Italy + 39 3297322137
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