Nulty, the international architectural lighting design practice behind the lighting concepts for global brands such as Hakkasan, Bloomingdale’s, Nike, Selfridges and The Ritz Carlton, announces the launch of its Beirut office, its third after Dubai (established in 2016) and the London HQ (established in 2011).
The last eighteen months have seen the Dubai studio expand quickly with a growing design team headed up by Director Mark Vowles. The decision to launch into Lebanon comes after a busy and successful year for the team within the Middle East, delivering high-end projects across retail, commercial, hospitality and residential sectors. The new Beirut office will assist with the expanding needs and demands of projects within the region and enable the practice to open up further to North Africa and beyond.
Founder Paul Nulty says, “The success and growth of our Dubai team has proven to us what an exciting location the Middle East is, and we believe in being able to support each project through face-to-face interaction. The new Beirut office headed up by Hala Nasrallah underlines our commitment to the region. Hala is an extremely talented designer and natural leader and I believe the combination of opportunity and personnel means that there is huge potential for Nulty within this dynamic market.
“Dubai has been tremendously successful and to continue to build on this success it is crucial that we look towards North Africa and other countries in the Middle East. There is a great synergy between the demands of the projects we work on and the quality of service that we offer. The new Beirut office will allow us to continue to react quickly and proactively to our clients.”
Associate Director Hala Nasrallah says, “If success is where preparation and opportunity meet, then my experience in the lighting field, along with the amazing opportunity to work with Paul, has success written all over it. This region has great potential and it requires the ability to adapt to emerging markets, which I believe the team at Nulty can do effectively.
“Beirut is a commercial and cultural hub in the Middle East and there is nothing better for business than surrounding yourself with recognised architects and designers who have both local and international reach.”