British wallpaper brand de Gournay launches its first showroom in the Middle East
Commencing the third decade of the 21st century, a new standalone premises within the region promises to engage this developing creative field as de Gournay’s repertoire of bespoke artistry reaches new heights. Beirut – capital of the Lebanon and one of the oldest cities in the world – continues to cultivate a rich cultural forum in keeping with its reputation as ‘The Paris of the Middle East’, and de Gournay is proud to unveil it’s latest showroom within the Achrafieh quarter: historic hub of Beirut’s artistic cognoscenti.
Claud Cecil Gurney, founder, comments: “I always knew I wanted to open a showroom in Beirut. It has so many different cultures in one place. It is a crossroads of Arabic, French and English – when you get a mix like that it’s magical.” de Gournay Beirut: New showroom 2020 Situated within an Italianate apartment built in 1920, de Gournay’s latest outpost is a breathtaking pean to the companies unrivalled expertise in artisanal techniques for interiors.
It’s impressive proportions – a network of high ceilinged rooms around a soaring central salon – are installed throughout with a resplendent series of hand painted wallpapers that also play host to exciting new interpretations of de Gournay’s hand embroideries.