House of Today presents Construction Deconstruction By Cherine Magrabi Tayeb
Founded in 2012, House of Today (HoT) is a nonprofit organization that identifies, mentors, curates, and showcases emerging Lebanese designers to create a relationship with design experts, regionally and globally. House of Today is dedicated to the enrichment of Lebanon’s design culture and stems from a desire to promote under-recognized talent and alleviate potential difficulties faced by design students. Led by founder and chairwoman Cherine Magrabi Tayeb, House of Today is a platform for collaboration between Lebanon’s most creative thinkers and the most promising members of its youth.
The House of Today Curio exhibition directly parallels the organization’s main goal: raising awareness of the Lebanese design world through a contemporary global platform. Each facet of the Curio is directly representative of Lebanon’s organic masquerade of contrasting materials that come together to vocalize a cultivated, polished, and visual story, one that is rich, yet assembled out of the insignificant and the dismissible. Magrabi Tayeb curated the installation with three designers to be part of the Curio. Rami Dalle is the set designer, while Sayar & Garibeh and Khaled El Mays showcase new work. These designers invite visitors to take a closer look, to explore the rawness they chose to finesse, the identity they chose to construct, and the Lebanon they chose to reinterpret. Their contrasting experiences debut House of Today in the United States and bring together a cohesive and memorable Curio space.