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BEIRUT: The American Institute of Graphic Arts the largest professional membership organization for designers around the world, turned 100 last year, and AIGA Middle East (AIGA ME), knew just the right way to honor its parent: by extending celebrations well into 2015 . In honor of the occasion, AIGA ME organized the "Karasi: Bringing Design to the Table" exhibit, which revolves around chairs and fauteuils, and aims to shed light on the multidisciplinary facets of the design community in Lebanon. B Design, a Lebanese furniture store around since 1956, collaborated with AIGA ME to provide each of the 20 participating designers and studios with a chair to work on, resulting in 20 creations.Last week, as part of Beirut Design Week 2015, visitors were invited to come and discover what the up-and-coming design community had to offer at the 392Rmeil393 exhibit space in Gemmayzeh. Every chapter was asked to nominate someone from its community to design a chair, and AIGA ME selected Wael Morcos, a budding Lebanese designer based in New York.Since its launch, AIGA ME has sought to establish itself as a prominent design association and its Beirut operations team has been regularly throwing events that appeal to the local design community specifically and a creative audience broadly.
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