Galal Mahmoud, a well-known Lebanese architect, knows all over the world, because of his amazing work as a architect, working for Guillaume Tasle (Founder and Director) and Hala Mubala (Co-Founder and Head of Exhibitors Relations), was put in charge of designing all that was related with the scenography and museography effects.
The atmosphere was building by different walls which divide the different exhibition spaces painted in pastel colors, hole with some arches which connected the areas, and where you could pass though and see all the exhibition. The space designed with a minimalistic-contemporary aesthetic conferring the starring to the exhibitors, but helping to connect and concentrate all the different works in the same place, trying to create an unique and open space.
This 2018 edition hosted 19,800 visitors (up by 20% compared to 2017), 58 exhibitors (28% more than in 2017) from the region and for the first time from Europe presenting the creations of 111 designers (up by 26%).
The Object Award was accorded to Fadi Sarieddine who presented personnalizable objects, including during BDF a stand designed as a workshop that left plenty of room for interaction.