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Think Scandinavian design and the first thing to come to mind may well be IKEA. Beirut Design Week is exploring the realm beyond flat-pack furniture – and housing – in its Danish Architecture Exhibition and Dutch Design Exhibition, a duo of shows up at the jewelry section of the Beirut Souks until June 15 . The fruits of collaboration between event organizers and the respective embassies, the two exhibitions are listed as the main draws of the weeklong design showcase, along with the Newcomers Exhibition up in Saifi Village. The Dutch exhibition, entitled "NE+AR: The Netherlands Meets the Arabic World," features the work of six design firms, setting out to showcase a broad spectrum of work in various arenas.Twenty-one examples of contemporary, sustainable architectural design are divided into five categories: housing, commercial and industrial, health and learning, culture and urban development.Dutch Design Exhibition and Danish Architecture Exhibition continue at the jewelry section of the Beirut Souks until June 15 .
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