Karen Chekerdjian was born in Beirut; she lives and works in Milan where she received her master’s degree from Domus Academy. Her works have been selected for numerous international exhibitions including Utopi/Copenhagen, Beyond the Myth/ Europe, Promosedia 2007/Milan, Northern Lights/Tokyo, and ECHO/Beirut. She has been featured at the Sfeir-Semmler Gallery in Beirut as well as the Nilufar Gallery in Milan. In 2007, she opened a retail space for design in Beirut and founded Karen Chekerdjian Studio and Consultancy. She is currently producing her own furniture and design products in Lebanon, incorporating the expertise of local artisans.