Marc Baroud is a cross-disciplinary designer. His enthusiasm for new ventures led him to practice his design method in various projects including ones that are seemingly unrelated to design.Read More
In 2012, he founded the Design Department at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, which he directed from 2012 to 2017. His objective was to reform design education, whilst using his same design approach. The implemented curricula envision design as a broader discipline than one limited to creating aesthetics and artefacts.
Based in Paris and Beirut, he works on bridging his two cities and cultures, as well as across several applications of Design. His projects include commercial architecture, scenography, interior design, furniture, services and brand development. Consulting for private projects, start-ups, as well as big corporations, his practice focuses more and more on craftsmanship and local production.
Away from the form follows function paradigm, he designs objects with a method he calls 'materisation', which he defines as the transition from the state of idea to the state of object. His collectible works have been shown in Beirut, Brussels, Dubai, London, Milan, Paris, Design/Miami and Design/Miami Basel. His pieces are part of private and public institutions including Paris!"Musée des Arts Décoratifs and MUDAC Lausanne"s permanent collections.
After the recent economic collapse and explosion in Beirut, he focuses on producing all his works in Lebanon.