Gatherings around the table with the ladies of Manasseh
More is more and less is a bore, so why not have two festive tables to tickle your fancy? These double delights each have their own distinct look and charm
It’s celebration time with family at the Achrafieh home of Michèle Philippides, owner of luxury boutique Manasseh. The Beirut based retailer, specializing in high-end home décor and art de la table pieces from Christofle, Baccarat, Bernardaud and Gien to name a few, has taken city-chic into unchartered realms of sophistication. Her newbuild apartment, which enjoys views of Beirut’s scenic area, is a love letter to her travels, passions and the lure of antique accents in a modern interior.
The dining room is no different; simple, understated, yet with a dramatic crystal Baccarat chandelier as the show-stopper. Both ends of the table were designed by two different generations, Michèle Manasseh-philippides and her sister Claude Manasseh-issa on one side and Tina Philippides, Michèle’s daughter, on the other, although there was no gap. Instead, they have seamlessly integrated modern and classic appeal, adopting a festive, yet different approach.