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"Elektra Lux" means "electric lighting" in Latin. It's also the name of Carawan Gallery's latest show. The exhibition showcases contemporary and classic approaches to light design by local and international artists some of which are exhibiting their work for the first time in Beirut. Exhibitors are New York-based design duo Apparatus Studio, Brooklyn-based product and light design studio Bec Brittain, Norwegian architect Daniel Rybakken in collaboration with Irish J Hill's Standard, French interior design duo Garner & Linker, Paris-based architect & designer India Mahdavi, Paris-based architect Joseph Dirand in collaboration with French studio Ozone, Lebanese designer Karen Chekerdjian, Vienna-based design duo Mischer'Traxler, international designer Sabine Marcelis, New York-based designer Lindsey Adelman, Milan-based architect Vincenzo DeCottis. Self-declared to be the Middle East's first design gallery, Carawan Gallery was founded by architects Pascale Wakim and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte.The duality of industrial and sensual design, Bellavance-Lacompte said, is what D Beirut embodies.These businesses take a self-consciously contemporary approach to the work, including the space's design.D Beirut's tenants say they banded together to establish the design collective it is today.
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