This Beirut Art Fair, from September 17 to 24 2013, we stepped into a bubble gum. Beirut’s Momo at the Souks, its restaurant and bar areas, had been covered by made to measure inflatables, the main installation of the Beirut Art Week. The installation allows visitors to push the boundaries of contemporary design, the viewer have been able to experiment a new ethereal space, with a feeling of entering a ‘huge bubble gum’.

Beirut’s Momo at the Souks (MATS) commissioned Penique Productions for two major urban art installations. The biggest displayed at MATS, and the VIP Lounge at the Beirut Art Fair. ÉPHÉMÈRE will end on September 24 with a party signed Cotton Candy; ‘THE’ underground Beirut promoters. For 7 days & nights MATS will be a living, working, dining and partying art installation, hosting lunches, dinners and various events.

Faithfull to his origins, restaurateur Mourad Mazouz (404, Derriere, Momo and Sketch) has discovered in Beirut, the perfect fusion between tradition and modernity in a Mediterranean city. In Lebanon, anything seems possible and for this reason he has decided to make it the setting of MATS. Located on top of the jewelry souks in the center of Beirut,
MATS is comfortably situated overlooking the bustling streets, or “tohu bohu” of the Lebanese capital.

In collaboration with Annabel Karim Kassar, and Violaine Jantet, Mourad Mazouz has created a restaurant and café, combining vintage furniture, designer pieces and made to measure fixtures all situated within an incredible suspended garden.

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