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Exhibitions & Events

Louis Vuitton Voyages Launches in China | Exhibition

Louis Vuitton presents the " LOUIS VUITTON VOYAGES " exhibition at the National Museum of China May 29th to August 30th 2011, Beijing.
This exhibition will be tracing the highs of the Vuitton Maison since its establishment in 1854. As the name of the show implies, it will focus on the traveling heritage of the house, from the handmade trunks of the past to the modern globetrotting figures who continue to stand by the brand.




Missoni Hotel Kuwait Sponsors Reception 2 | Event

Missoni Hotel Kuwait held its Grand opening on May 25,2011. This Saturday, May 28,2011, the hotel will be sponsoring an exhibition labeled Reception2 at its premises.

The event will shed a light on high end brands and luxury products of particular interest to brides to be, women, and everyone interested in discovering the latest releases from world renowned luxury brands.

Furniture brands such as Roche Bobois, Fendi Casa, and Baxter will be part of the exhibition. Try to be there, I know I will!

$1 Billion Star Trek Resort to Come to Jordan

Rubicon Group Holding has announced a $1 billion Res Sea Astrarium resort in Aqaba, Jordan. The resort is going to be ‘out of this world’ with its Star Trek theme. RBH will work closely with Paramount Recreation to make this attraction a 23rd century, futuristic theme. The 184-acre resort is expected to be complete by 2014. It will also ‘serve as a model for green energy’ with state-of-the-art renewable technologies throughout the facility. There will be a ‘future pavilion’ where people can learn about alternative energy sources ranging from solar and wind energy to grey water harvesting.


TAKREEM Awards for Great Arab Achievers | Event


April 30,2011 marks the date for the Arab Achievement Awards TAKREEM and will take place in Doha, Qatar.  As proud as I am that its founder is the Lebanese TV host and producer Ricardo Karam, I am even more proud that the team and jury who are part of this project are the elite of the Arab world, people who make us proud and are active in reflecting the best image possible by promoting our great achievers and leaders through highlighting Arab excellence worldwide.

The international jury members are:  Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein, Dr. Lakhdar Brahimi, Dr. Mohamed El Baradei, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Mr. Carlos Ghosn,  & Mr. Raja Sidawi.

The Award Categories are:

1-Advancement of Peace Award
2-Philanthropy and Charitable Services to the community Award
3-Arab Woman of the Year Award
4-Exceptional International Contribution to Arab Society Award
5-Cultural Accomplishment Award
6-Excellence in the field of Education Award
7-Young Entrepreneur Award
8-Sustainable Development of the Environment Award
9-Outstanding Corporate leader Award
10- Scientific and Technological Achievement Award


The Ceremony takes place Saturday, April 30th and will be broadcasted on regional TV Channels, such as Future TV among other channels.

You can be part of this MAJOR event by joining TAKREEM’S facebook page, following them on twitter, and checking their website for additional details.

Art Exhibition | Fatima Kawtharani "Blue or Pink?"

Fatima Kawtharani "Blue or Pink?"
Opening: Thursday, April 21 at 7pm
The exhibition will last until May 26
Art Circle cordially invites you, on April 21, to the opening of “Blue or Pink?”, a solo show by Lebanese artist Fatima Kawtharani.

Blue or Pink? Boy or Girl? This solo exhibition by artist Fatima Kawtharani revolves around her life, relationships, namely those with her family members. A constant feeling of childhood swivels around Kawtharani, it watches her, plays with her, accompanies her throughout her white canvases, forcing her naturally to use childish symbols such as fish, flowers, birds and geometrical shapes. Inside the artist lives a big playful child, wanting to play with toys, and later on break them. This is how the creative game starts with the artist. Coincidences at once, and thoughts on a child’s life and motherhood at others, are portrayed in Kawtharani’s paintings.
Born in 1971, Fatima Kawtharani graduated in 1994 from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University where she is currently achieving her Master’s degree. She has exhibited frequently in her home country namely the Salon d’Automne of the Musée Sursock in Beirut, as well as abroad.
On opening night,  Fatima Kawtharani will be present to meet you and discuss her work.

For more information please contact Alia Nohra at alia@art-circle.net or call +961 3 027776.
Open: Tuesday to Friday, 11am – 7pm • Saturday 11am – 5pm

Hamra, Antoine Gemayel street, Assaf building, Beirut, Lebanon
(in the street going down from Commodore st. to Wardeh stores)

Milan 2011: A Preview of What to Expect at I Saloni

As I have mentioned numerous times before, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, also known as Milan Furniture Fair, is the fair that designers and suppliers look forward to the most among exhibitions of the same nature. During this fair all brands and designers showcase their latest designs and trends for the coming year. In this post I will show you a preview of a few of the items that will be highlighted at the fair.

This Fair, Vitra will introduce the new Tip Ton Chair, that was designed in cooperation with British design studio BarberOsgerby.
The rocking base of the chair allows dynamic sitting which stabilizes the spine and encourages blood circulation. I am definitely getting one of those. This chair is stackable, comes in many colors, and best of all moves with you.



FAVN is the Danish name for ‘embrace’ and will be launched at Republic of Fritz Hansen’s showroom in Milan on Corso Garibaldi, 77 during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011. The new sofa will be available to purchase from Republic of Fritz Hansen stores and selected authorized Republic of Fritz Hansen dealers from around the world as of September 2011.




MINI ‘Rocketman’ at Geneva Motorshow | Exhibition

The Geneva Motorshow taking place from March 3-13 2011 will showcase many “stars” as they called them. This year BMW MINI introduces the Rocketman, the smallest vehicle the brand has produced since 1959. The MINI has to be one of my favorite cars.



Kevin Lyons Customizes Chanel Bags | Event


On March 1, 2011, Kevin Lyons customized Chanel handbags at the CHANEL-COLETTE ephemeral boutique, rue Saint-Honoré, Paris for the opening of its Pop-Up shop. On display were an assortment of classic Chanel products, such as quilted bags, leather gloves and various apparel.




Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Facebook Edition| Event

For their one millionth fan milestone on Facebook, German automaker Porsche thought of celebrating by coming out with a special exhibition inside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart solely dedicated to a unique custom-made 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid . Starting February 11, 2011, the Porsche museum will be presenting a Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid adorned with the signatures of more than 27,000 Porsche Facebook fans.



The 911 GT3 R Hybrid was chosen for this extraordinary signature-gathering campaign because it impressively embodies the future of motorsport – with Porsche Intelligent Performance.



Roses Bloom in New York | Event


Spring will arrive early to New York this year. In an attempt to transform Park Avenue into a fanciful garden, Will Ryman creates 38 sculptures of rose blossoms towering as high as 25 feet, complimented by 20 individual scattered rose petals, to be installed along Park Avenue from January 25 through May 31, 2011.

Reflecting Ryman’s flair for the dramatic and absurdly wonderful, roses painted in shades of pink and red will spring up in vibrant contrast to the traditionally bleaker winter months preceding spring in the artist’s large-scale love letter to New York City.