Quand la vie envoie des malheurs, Maison Titus en fait des fleurs

When life sends misfortunes, Maison Titus turns it into flowers

We make an appointment, we ring the bell, we are welcomed into a bath of light and serenity. Maison Titus has to be earned, it is one of the most confidential addresses in Beirut. There, Sherine Geagea, also a nature photographer whom she immortalizes by trying to stop time and the seasons, holds a gallery of fabrics and singular objects. Maison Titus, “it’s a family apartment transformed into a boutique living space, which combines concept store, gallery, workshops and event platform” she sums up. Titus is the name she gave to her grandmother. Coming from a line of sensitive and creative women of which she represents the fifth generation, Sherine Geagea cultivates in this place the inspiring presence of the souls who have marked her.

“Flower Woman”, a Maison Titus x Sawa collaboration.

Art above all else, and at Maison Titus, everything is created. Located on Sursock Street, in Achrafieh, this 600 m2 space suffered greatly from the double explosion of August 4, 2020. The collection of beautiful Pierre Frey fabrics was lacerated. Regardless, designer Ahmad Amer was instructed to convert them into a moving and meaningful clothing collection. As you will have understood, the gallery is doubled by a publishing house which commissions its works from Lebanese artists and craftsmen. Unique or limited-edition decorative items, furniture, tableware, linens, perfumes and scents, jewelry and accessories, everything you find here is rarely found elsewhere. “In this living space with its fluid and open architecture, each room is an invitation to take the time to discover a universe and bring unique objects, collections and brands from here and elsewhere”, emphasizes Sherine Geagea. who even collaborates, under the Maison Titus label, with DJs in charge of developing playlists available for free on SoundCloud, where the pieces are linked together in an organic way to create atmospheres that soothe, push the walls, widen the space, give rhythm imaginary journeys.

“Flower Woman”, a Maison Titus x Sawa collaboration. Photo shisholabomba

Over time, adapting to the crises and impossible situations that a heavy economic reality imposes on its market, Maison Titus has become increasingly involved in the presentation and representation of Lebanese know-how in partnership with local artisans. It is therefore quite natural that a collaboration was set up with the NGO Sawa, dedicated to sustainable development, through its Masterpiece artistic program which provides the women of Bar Elias, in the Bekaa, with a source of sustainable income. using their craftsmanship. In recent weeks, nineteen women from this community have pooled their talents as seamstresses to create, under the artistic direction of Maison Titus, fresh summer dresses on the theme of the Flower Woman. These holiday dresses, easy to wear during the warm season, at home or at the beach, are adorned with huge patchwork flowers. Contemporary, timeless like everything published by the gallery, which cultivates the art of living in all its details, these dresses are at the crossroads of Scandinavian inspiration and typically Lebanese folklore. A little Marimekko, a little gleaner at the Grenier de Rome, their style is indefinable and resolutely unique. Buoyed by this pleasing result, Maison Titus is continuing in the same spirit a collaboration with Liza Feghali, an artist from Rachana, around a new collection of clothing that is just as easy to live with and vibrant in color, on another floral theme.

We make an appointment, we ring the bell, we are welcomed into a bath of light and serenity. Maison Titus has to be earned, it is one of the most confidential addresses in Beirut. There, Sherine Geagea, also a nature photographer whom she immortalizes by trying to stop time and the seasons, holds a gallery of fabrics and singular objects. Maison Titus, “it’s a…

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