M/M (Paris), Jamie Hawkesworth, OK-RM and more donate works for Beirut Re-Store
Featuring donations from 105 artists across the industry, Beirut Re-Store features objects from $15 to $15,000 to raise money for Lebanon.
- Lucy Bourton
- 2 October 2020
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- 2 minute read
Today (2 October) a new online marketplace, Beirut Re-Store, opens its doors, featuring a curated list of objects raising money for Lebanon in the wake of the horrific explosion that tore through the country’s capital, Beirut, in August.
With prices ranging from $15 to $15,000 and featuring contributions from M/M (Paris), Jamie Hawkesworth, Faye Wei Wei, OK-RM, Ronan McKenzie, The Gentlewoman, Mack and Jack Davidson, the money raised will be donated to vetted NGOs via the Beirut Emergency Fund 2020.
Founded by French-Lebanese sisters Laura and Sophie Tabet, as well as Ulysse Sabbagh, in partnership with Lebanese creatives Flavie Audi and Emilie Kareh, stock will be added to the store weekly until early January. “We have been humbled by the number of people who have come forward and answered the call to help Lebanon,” says founder Laura Tabet. “In these dark times, it’s deeply heartening to witness the artistic community coming together to create a movement that is beyond politics and beyond borders.”
Visitors are able to choose from a whole range of products from the 105 artists involved, whether it’s a painting by Joe Sharaf or a pair of sunglasses by John Galliano for Dior. Alternatively, they can enter a raffle to get their hands on some unreleased music by Nicholás Jaar. Each piece featured, spanning “limited edition photographs, paintings, sculptures, apparel, jewellery, publications, objects and more,” has been donated by a group of creative individuals from across the world and the industry.
As well as Beirut Re-Store’s marketplace, towards the end of October the platform will launch a “special collection of bespoke items” made in collaboration with non-profit organisation Creatives For Lebanon. This collection is already confirmed to feature contributions from Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Supriya Lee.
Funds raised across each part of Beirut Re-Store will be disbursed with full transparency, including initiatives helping with shelter and rehabilitation for households, SMEs, as well as medical and mental-health support. To visit the store, head here.
Beirut Re-Store: M/M (Paris)
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Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In October 2016 she became a staff writer on the editorial team and in January 2019 was made It’s Nice That’s deputy editor. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about new and upcoming creative projects or editorial ideas for the site.