Selim Mouzannar, born in 1963, comes from a family of jewelers and suppliers of the Ottoman Empire since the 19th century. The values that define Selim Mouzannar’s creative universe merge with his life. Selim is passionate about the Ottoman and art deco architecture from Beirut’s past – a fertile blend of oriental culture with traces of the colonial French presence. He has put all his energy into restoring his family home in the old neighborhood of Ashrafieh, where he currently lives and works.