collaboration Samer Alameen X Okajian

August 27, 2019by admin
Samer Alameen

Born in Beirut-Lebanon in 1971, Samer Alameen graduated from the Lebanese American University with a double major in Fine Arts and Advertising in 1992, going on to work for a variety of prestigious agencies including Publicist, Grey Worldwide, McCann Erikson, Levant, Gulf and North Africa. In 2006, Samer launched his own studio specializing in branding and image consultancy with a client list that extended across the textile, retail, mall, banking, real estate, food and jewelry sectors. It was in 2012 that Samer decided to launch his own designs and his first collection. In 2014 he completed a Masters Degree in industrial design at Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) in Milan. In 2016 he opened his studio in Milan. Since his studio launch, Alameen’s work has been featured in solo and collective exhibitions in Milan, Paris, Basel, Dubai and Beirut.

Okajian is a family owned business specialized in architectural woodworks and customized furniture, well known for their devotion and enchantment by the art of wood.

Okajian was launched by “Agop Okajian” in 1972 and is now ran by its third generation, operated by the interior architect “Levon”, the engineer “Vahe” and the chief of production “Aram”.

The three Brothers are joining their forces to take Okajian into new grounds not only in Lebanon, but all over the world. Practicing an innovative unique approach of architectural woodworks, Okajian masters each and every project from design to implementation.


Samer Alameen’s work is anchored in a world of story-telling, something that stems from his extensive background in advertising and which has lead him to become a creator himself. Inspired by history, treasured memories and a sense of tradition, Samer reinvents the objects he creates: his process is witty, concise and refined, adding a new layer of purpose and context where appropriate to traverse both exclusive handmade and one-off pieces alongside those that are industrially produced.

Handmade painting and Banana leaves.
Materials: Wood with plated layers – Traditional revisited marquetry.
Dimensions: 180 x 50 x 240 cm
Price: $4,536

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Inspired by Tripolitan traditions.
Materials: Wood – Brass details – Black mirror – Rubber wheels.
Dimensions: 95 x 60 x 80 cm
Price: $2,352

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Product of Samer Al Ameen x Okajian_04A8000 copy


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