Thursday, 30 August 2012

INTERDESIGN BUILDING BEIRUT, CONCRETE FURNITURE SHOWROOM DESIGNED BY KHALIL KHOURY IN THE 1970S

Interdesign Beirut concrete showroom designed by Khalil Khoury in the 1970s and finished in the 1990s





Interdesign's reception desk


interior spiral floors

some of Interdesigns furniture





Camille Khoury, son of Elias and brother of Khalil, demonstrating some of Interdesigns designs

and the Interdesign building viewed from above (this photo courtesy interdesign)


Interdesign furniture design company was started over eighty years ago with the early custom works of ebanist Elias El-Khouri and his team. Architects and manufacturers of furniture, his sons launched their first range in the early 1960's. The Interdesign concrete showroom was designed by his son Khalil Khoury (father of the architect Bernard Khoury) in the early 1970s, its construction started a few months before the civil war and was stopped during it, with the construction crane remaining in site during the whole war. The beton brut building wasn’t finished until 1996.

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