Platform 39 the latest design station in Beirut opened its doors on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 6 pm in the presence of an eclectic crowd. The space is located at Mutran Ghophrael Street in Fassouh – Achrafieh. It offers a unique mix of home furniture and objects created by designers from the Middle East & North Africa. It features a combined coffee-shop space for customers looking for a quiet corner to work, design and create as well as a thematic workshops space “the WagonLab” where people interested in design will get face-to-face support, advice and tips on creative projects.
The 350 square meters space reflects the world of some of the youngest and brightest MENA designers such as & Cairo, Boboboom, Dar en art, Ghassan Salameh, Khalid Shafar, Karassi Co, Micha Amyun, mO/ Santimetre, Nathalie Harb, Sumi Furniture and Ozgen Design Collection. It will be open during the week from 10am until 6.30pm and on Saturday from 10am until 2pm.
“We’re thrilled to open this unique space” said Rana Yazigi, Platform 39 owner. “With our personalized service and this amazing and unexpected location, we think that it is going to be a favorite destination for design and furniture lovers.”