Beit Tamanna, to open its doors in the heart of Beirut, to fulfill the wishes of Tamanna’s children across Lebanon
13 Lebanese and international designers dream magical guesthouse to life in Beirut
Being part of this beautiful initiative to fulfill the wishes of Tamanna’s children across Lebanon is a pleasure for Bokja. The room is imagined from our latest collection Sound of Music. The collection is revealed in the melodic stream of sounds and colors echoing from deep in the valley. Lingering in the beautiful foolishness of things, we learned through play. An ode to life, an ode to joy, an ode to music, an ode to springtime. We assembled these moments into a series of skins to dress our furniture, wallpaper, pillows cherishing collective memories of our childhood.
Beit Tamanna, a magical guesthouse in the heart of Gemmayzeh, Beirut, opened its doors on January 15, 2023. Conceptualized by 13 renowned Lebanese and international designers and architects, Beit Tamanna offers a window into the realization of unbounded visions for each of the eight rooms and common spaces of the guesthouse.
Spread over 400 wondrous square meters and nestled within traditional Lebanese architecture, Beit Tamanna’s breathtaking guest rooms present their own charming identity. The central spaces, including a living and dining area, have been conceptualized for guests to come together, in an inspiring setting.
The unique model of Beit Tamanna will entail that all proceeds will go towards fulfilling the wishes of critically ill children from the ages of 3 and 18, through the NGO Tamanna.
“Lebanon and its people have witnessed one unprecedented crisis after another, and critically ill children in Lebanon have not been spared. Today, they are even more in need of the chance to dream of a brighter future,” shares Diala El Fil, Founder of Tamanna and Beit Tamanna. “So when the economic crisis hit, Tamanna’s funds vanished, then the blast ripped through our offices. Needless to say, dreams were dimmed, and we needed to ensure viability of the organization to fulfill wishes… From this starting point, Beit Tamanna was born,” she adds.
Accordingly, Tamanna transformed its offices in Gemmayzeh, into a two-floor magical guesthouse, with a unique financing model, where all proceeds going towards fulfilling the wishes of critically ill children.
Eight inspiring rooms, three common spaces
Each of the eight guestrooms and common spaces in Beit Tamanna tell a different story, inspired by the dreams and child-like fantasies of the designers and architects. Each space has been brought to life by generous contributions of over 50 donors, suppliers and producers.
The designers and the respective spaces, include:
- GREGORY GATSERELIA
- MARIA OUSSEIMI
- GEORGES MOHASSEB
- NADA DEBS
- ROLA VINCENT
- RANIA CORTBAWI
- MARC DIBEH
- SAMER AL AMEEN
- HANIA RAYESS
- MAYA BARBIR
- ANTOINE ASMAR
- SHERIF AOUN
- ELIE ABS
Beit Tamanna and its inspiring repertoire of designers and contributors invites everyone to dream, to share hope, happiness and healing with children in Lebanon.