Tarek ElKassouf is a designer based between Beirut and Sydney who creates in three disciplines: Architecture, Urban Planning and Product/Furniture Design. His work is inspired by geometric patterns and is often spliced with futuristic parametric design.
Tarek has been working as an Architect and Urban Planner since 2005; on projects that range from landmarks to developing cities. He has received many awards in international competitions in both fields.
He began refining his third passion, furniture design in 2014 with the launch of ‘The Edge’ series of furniture and lighting. His geometric products are considered to be “functional-sculptural pieces”.
Tarek was awarded the Silver A’ Design Award in the Young Design Category for The Edge – Beirut in 2015. Two of his works from the series, The Twisted Diamond Lamp and The Dark Edge Table were also awarded a Bronze A’ Design Award and an A ’Design Award respectively.
_2017_Dubai Design Days - DDD, Dubai, United Arab Emirates [UAE]
_2016_Saudi Design Week, Riyadh, KSA [talk & workshop]
_2016_Beirut Design Week, Beirut, Lebanon
_2016_Wanted Design, One of 30 people selected internationally for the ‘Launchpad’ program, Manhattan, NewYork, USA
_2016_Dubai Design Days - DDD, Dubai, United Arab Emirates [UAE]
_2016_International Furniture Fair Singapore - IFFS, One of 24 people selected internationally for the ‘Design Stars’ platform. Singapore
_2015_Beirut Art Fair, Biel Water Front, Beirut, Lebanon
_2015_Workshopped 15, Supa Centa Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
_2015_Beirut Design Week, Beirut, Lebanon
_2015_Solo Exhibition at 392Rmeil393, Beirut, Lebanon
_2015_Saudi Design Week, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
_2014_Solo Exhibition at Platform 39, Beirut, Lebanon
_2015_Silver A’Design Award, Young Design Category for The Edge - Beirut Collection
_2015_Bronze A’Design Award, Lighting Products Category for Twisted Diamond
_2015_A’Design Award, Furniture Category for Dark Edge Table
_2012_1st Prize, Reconnexions Urbaines, Les Ateliers Internationaux de l’APERAU - AMO, Beirut
_2009_2nd Prize, The Culture of Streetscape, Les Ateliers Internationaux, Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia
_2009_Juries Honourable Mention, An Idea for Every City, UNESCO Carre Bleu