beirut: pieds d'œuvre

© smogallery / karim chaya - shooting from the hips - cast iron bench legs, brass, metal, leather, rubber [2011] beirut is an exciting city, and not only for the obvious reasons. smogallery is a new gallery where to discover and indulge in cool contemporary art and design, from abroad and also from lebanon itself. currently on is pieds d'œuvre, an interesting group exhibition that showcases innovative designs by no less than 17 of the city's leading designers and artists, including karim chaya, paula acra, jean-marc nahas, nathalie khayat and michel abboud [on through nov 12]. this show is a must-see when in town! location: 77 rue sénégal [karantina].

© smogallery / michel abboud - finicky legs - brushed stainless steel [2011]