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About Tarek Elkassouf : Tarek ElKassouf is a Lebanese designer based in Beirut who creates in three disciplines: Architecture, Urban Planning and Product/Furniture Design. His work is inspired by Middle Eastern geometric patterns and is often spliced with futuristic parametric design. Tarek has been working as an Architect and Urban Planner since 2005; on projects that range from landmarks to developing cities in Lebanon and across the MENA region. He began refining his third passion, furniture design in 2014 with the launch of ‘The Edge’ series of furniture and lighting. His inaugural designs take a cue from the city of Beirut – a city always on the edge of instability, chaos and creativity.
ORGANIZATION:
Tarek Elkassouf

EDUCATION:
2013, Urban Planning, MUP, Alba, Beirut/Lebanon.
2010, Architecture, MA, USEK, Kaslik/Lebanon

EXPERIENCE:
2015, Main Designer, tarek elkassouf, Beirut/Lebanon
2014, Urban Planner-Urban Designer, Khatib&Alami CEC, Beirut/Lebanon
2010, Architect-Designer, Aljazera Consultants, Beirut/Lebanon

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2015, "Edge Collection Re-Visited", Beirut Design Week, Beirut/Lebanon
2015, "Edge Collection Re-Visited", 392Rmeil393, Beirut/Lebanon
2014, "Edge Collection", Platform 39, Beirut/Lebanon

AWARDS:
2012, 1st Place, Ateliers Internationaux APERAU, Beirut/Lebanon
2009, 2nd Place, Ateliers Internationaux, Syberia/Russia
2009, Juries Honorable Mention, Napoli/Italy

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2014, Profile about tarek elkassouf, Future TV, Ocober, Beirut/Lebanon
2014, Edge Collection, LBCI TV, October, Beirut/Lebanon
2014, Profile about tarek elkassouf, Agenda Culturel, September, Beirut/Lebanon
2014, Edge Collection, Agenda Culturel, September, Beirut/Lebanon

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Near Native), French (Near Native), Arabic (Native)

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2011, Order of Engineers and Architects, Beirut/Lebanon

WEB SITE:
http://tarekelkassouf.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-02-17 04:07:00

COUNTRY:
Lebanon

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Tarek Elkassouf


Dark Edge Table, Stool, Shelf

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2014
Tarek Elkassouf for Tarek Elkassouf
Twisted Diamond Lamp

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2014
Tarek Elkassouf for Tarek Elkassouf
The Edge Beirut Lamps, Tables, Stools

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Young Design Category in 2014
Tarek Elkassouf for Tarek Elkassouf

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