ALINE ASMAR D’AMMAN
Born in Beirut in the 70s in context of war and adversity, Aline Asmar d’Amman built a shield made of words, literature and artistic references, an armor against external chaos.
Void and demolition forged her aesthetic for theatrical settings and cathedrals of light; she naturally turned to architecture in a country of rebirth and reconstruction.
Conceived as a spiritual journey steeped in the bedrock of knowledge inviting the quest of awakening, her final studies project was awarded both the prizes of the Ministry of Culture and the Order of Architects and Engineers of Beirut.
In 2011, Aline Asmar d’Amman founded Culture in Architecture in Beirut and Paris, with the deep belief in the power of beauty to elevate the soul and provoke addictive memories of places, in the fields of architecture, interiors, furniture design and artistic direction.
Seeking spaces with an intense resonance, Culture in architecture cultivates narrative statements born from intricate dialogs between the raw and the precious, with a specific attention to the use of primary stones and handcrafted materials, heritage and innovation, borrowing constant inspiration from the art and fashion world to every creative expression.
Culture in Architecture believes in bridging cultures and their know-how with a forward-thinking re-interpreting the past to the future.
Culture in Architecture is currently involved in projects ranging from luxury hospitality to private residential, furniture design and scenography. Recent realizations include the art direction of Hôtel de Crillon’s renovation, a collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld on his ‘Grand Apartments’ decor, the interior design of the palace’s historical salons and suites, a scenography at Bahrain’s airport, the development of bespoke furniture and the interior design of private residences in the world.
Aline Asmar d’Amman was recently awarded the interior design project for the iconic Jules Verne restaurant located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, with Michelin star chef Frederic Anton and the Sodexo group.
The creative dialogue with Karl Lagerfeld has led her to carry out the studies and the development of his functional sculptures “Architectures”, an art collection created by the designer and exhibited at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery.