ART PEOPLE IN INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Interior Design Magazine spotlights Art People restaurant in its April issue. Read the full article here.
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Clothing, then culture, now cuisine. After making a fortune importing Italian jeans to Lebanon, Tony Salamé turned to Adjaye Associates to design a stunning hybrid of a building in Beirut, still a relative oasis of calm in a troubled region. The structure houses both his private contemporary-art museum, the Aïshti Foundation, and the 60 boutique luxury mall Aïshti by the Sea with interiors by Christian Lahoude Studio. A veteran of upscale retail design, Christian Lahoude also made his restaurant debut with the mall’s Art People. He outfitted its 2,150 square feet in fashionable backlit onyx, gold mesh, Iranian travertine, and creamy leather. Art by the likes of Doug Aitken and Richard Prince was plucked straight from next door.
Custom travertine-topped tables. Chairs in Walnut and leather, also custom. Another Aiken piece hung on a concrete wall.
David Adjaye stools lining the bar.
Art People restaurant Opens from 10 am until 7 pm. Ground Floor, Aïshti by the Sea, Antelias, T. 04-725725