Starch Your Summer At Beirut Art Center

Name: Starch Your Summer At Beirut Art Center

Details: Beirut Art Center has the pleasure to invite you to its next exhibition within the framework of BAC design:

STARCH your summer

An Exhibition by STARCH designers 2008-2009-2010

Opening reception: Tuesday May 17, from 6 pm to 9 pm

The exhibition will be shown until Saturday June 11, 2011

Beirut Art Center is happy to present ‘STARCH your summer’, as part of its series BAC design. The exhibition will present specially designed capsule collections by all the ‘STARCH’ designers for this event. For the first time, ‘STARCH’ designers from 2008, 2009 and 2010 will come together to design products with the ‘STARCH’ brand codes. A variety of items will be presented ranging from fashion clothing, accessories and interior products carrying the signature style of each designer.

Participating designers are: Ghita Abi Hanna, Najla el Zein, Racha Abbas, Deena Wassef, Nadine Mneimneh, Rana Mikdashi, Rayya Morcos, Ronald Abdallah, Rami Kadi, Lara Khoury and Missak HajiAvedikian.

Installation created by Najla el Zein.


To develop and strengthen the design industry in Lebanon, Rabih Kayrouz and Tala Hajjar believe it must be constantly renewed by the introduction of fresh talent. To this end, Kayrouz and Hajjar have committed themselves to an annual non-profit program of a rotation of young designers from different fields in the industry. In collaboration with Solidere, they have also created a space for these subsequent groups of young designers to present their work.


Chemically, Starch is a WHITE, odorless, SOLID carbohydrate, typically composed of long chains of glucose molecules. It is the most basic form of all carbohydrates, a PURE substance, which is INSOLUBLE in water. In the textile industry, it is used in the manufacturing of adhesives, paper and textiles as a HARDENING or BONDING component. The designers behind ‘STARCH’ possess the same qualities as the substance for which the space is named. They are the component parts, the building blocks and the creative agents of a burgeoning fashion and design industry in Lebanon.

Place: Beirut Art Center

Date: 17 May till 18 June 2011

Time: 6:00 P.M