British wallpaper brand de Gournay launches its first showroom in the Middle East
The wallpaper brand de Gournay’s has opened it’s first store in the Middle East in Beirut.
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.