DAMJ Design is an architecture and design firm, located in Beirut Lebanon. It was launched in 1999 by architect Ahmad Khouja. The inspiration and concept of DAMJ comes from the integration of several trades, fabrication techniques and design sensibilities. Being a design/build company, the integration of fabrication realities is present in the design process from the very beginning, and this process influences the quality and detail present in our work.

DAMJ is a design/build company founded by architect Ahmad Khouja and based in Beirut. The unique, artisanal pieces produced range from sculptures, lighting, seating and tables. DAMJ’s vision is to provide our customers with pieces that are as unique as they are.

an ideal of art and architecture fused together with the craftsmanship of our furniture, lighting and installation work. This ideal is the driving force behind our work; a relentless pursuit of creative excellence. But thinking differently and being different is not enough. We make things work.

DAMJ is an architecture and design group that focuses on design driven for a context as well as for the individual. Since its inception in 2006, DAMJ has developed a unique voice through its projects, ranging from furniture and interior details to full house designs. Design and aesthetics have always been crucial in any DAMJ project and have had a major role in our mission to shape contemporary living spaces to better integrate lifestyle with environment.DAMJ is an architecture and design group that focuses on design driven for a context as well as for the individual. Since its inception in 2006, DAMJ has developed a unique voice through its projects, ranging from furniture and interior details to full house designs. Design and aesthetics have always been crucial in any DAMJ project and have had a major role in our mission to shape contemporary living spaces to better integrate lifestyle with environment.

From the very first design to installation and maintenance, DAMJ Design delivers originality and quality.

residential, commercial, interiors, lighting, bespoke items, art-installations, exhibitions, technical consulting and project management

residences, hotels, interiors, lighting, bespoke products, technical consulting and art installations.

where the contemporary and the old co-exist

DAMJ is a luxury design firm, creating pieces that are both sculptural and functional. All of the furniture is carefully crafted using an array of traditional techniques and aesthetic sensibilities.

Damj Studio for architecture and wood fabrication offers hotel and restaurant owners, architects, hospitality services companies as well as large contractors the best wood craftsmanship for custom furniture, bespoke lighting and installation work for their projects.

Art. Craftsmanship. Technology.

About

DAMJ is a design and fabrication firm founded by architect and designer Ahmad Khouja in Beirut in 2013. Ahmad leads a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience designing residential, commercial, and high-end architecture / interiors. He has a wide array of professional expertise ranging from design, consulting, administration, and fabrication stages. He has also lectured on architecture design and parametric modeling at multiple Lebanese institutions including: AUB, LAU, USJ, ALBA. Ahmad holds a Bachelor's degree in architecture from Columbia University (BA) as well as a master's degree from UC Berkeley (MArch).

He is a firm believer that architecture and furniture design can be used to expand, challenge and re-interpret the perception of cultural identity and social boundaries. With a holistic approach, he takes into account cultural precedents, previous experiences and individual needs to influence the outcome of his work. His diverse background, combining experience in both the architectural realm and in the design industry, allows him to provide a fresh perspective on spaces and provide relevant solutions for people's lifestyles.

Design & fabrication
for

HOTELS. RESTAURANTS.

VILLAS

CORPORATE GIFTING

For Heightened Guest Experiences

Integrating design orientation with a heartfelt grasp of the local heritage, reflecting a philosophy of harmony with their surroundings.

For Sensible & Memorable Dining

Completing a culinary experience through design detailing and lighting. A holistic unification between concept, menu, interior design and diner experience.

For Intimately Functional Living

Capturing the essence of harmonious living, while emphasizing a unique blend of aesthetics, functionality, and comfort with quality furniture and space design.

For Brand Reflection & VIP Gifts

Reflecting your corporate brand identity through design and functionality, while providing your customers with memorable and unique artisanal gift pieces.

View our signature furniture

Composed of a series of uniquely carved solid wood segments of various wood types, each segment emerges from the previous by way of a slanted half oval joint creating an un-ending sequential gradient of color and texture.

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Amaranthine Mirror

The Curiosity Chest references the classic curiosity cabinets of yore, but with an obsessive compulsive update involving 100 uniquely shaped push-open drawers.

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Curiosity Chest

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Wave table is a modern interpretation of the traditional craft of in-layed sadaf (mother of pearl). Based on a Beechwood slab and elevated on detachable walnut legs, the table is as a feast for the eyes.

Wave Table

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Built from solid wood, the Scallop series celebrates the concept of kerfing that happens through the process of cutting with a particular carving bit. The technique is surprisingly simple while the result is stunning.

Scallop Chest

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Working on a public furniture installation in North Lebanon, the DAMJ team utilized bent-lamination to construct a curved seating area. Once back in the workshop, we applied the same technique to the design of a sensuous bench made of solid Beech wood.

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Haunches Bench

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The Fatehpur lamp is a part of DAMJ’s carved shell series, named after the location where each piece’s carved motif is found; the great Masjid of Fatehpur, India. The pattern is altered to create a distorted gradient of shapes from top to bottom. The piece is carved from solid Beech wood.

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Fatehpur Lamp

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Based on the flexibility of veneer plywood, the Onion series (Spring shown above) utilizes overlapping shell elements which emit a gradient of light intensity from one side to the other with respect to the viewer. The Spring Lamp is a unique ambient light source. Available in various finish colors and veneers.

Onion Lamp Series

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The Dash is a new series of entry/side-board consoles that feature a single deep engraved drawer face(or "dash"). Available in various wood types and depths.

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The Dash Board

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The Warped Bar is a console version of its sister (Curiosity Chest). The series references the classic curiosity cabinets of yore, but with an obsessive compulsive update involving 29 uniquely shaped push-open drawers.

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Warped Bar

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Designed from the inspiration of a thin slab of wood intersected by turned legs using wedged locking pins, the Slender desk celebrates minimalism through its joinery and detailing.

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Slender Desk

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Services

Furniture Design / Fabrication

Providing a wide range of design and fabrication, from traditional to contemporary methods, starting from digital design of the piece and then fabrication using a wide variety of materials and techniques; wood, steel, plaster, resin, etc.

Consulting for designers and architects in the realm of design components and detailing, from parametric modeling and analysis to digital and traditional means of fabrication.

Architectural Components & Detailing

Lighting Design & Fabrication

Using different fusions of materials, lighting designs are inspired by mathematics and nature, working on indoor and outdoor lighting for both residential and commercial settings.

Feasibility studies, schematic design, visualizations, digital consulting, construction documents, and construction administration.

Architecture Design

Digital Consulting

Project Management

From modeling and rendering to parametric design and custom digital tools, DAMJ provides a range of digital consulting services for all stages of projects from conception and development to implementation and fabrication.

Damj’s make-up allows us a unique ability to offer technical, architectural, and management consulting services on a wide range of projects including: general construction works and contracting, exhibitions, large-quantity fabrication runs, and site-specific installations.

Art. Craftsmanship. Technology.

DAMJ is a design and fabrication firm founded by architect & designer Ahmad Khouja in Beirut in 2013. Ahmad leads a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience designing residential, commercial, and high-end architecture / interiors. He has a wide array of professional expertise ranging from design, consulting, administration, and fabrication stages. He has also taught architecture design and parametric modeling at multiple Lebanese institutions including: AUB, LAU, USJ, ALBA. Ahmad holds a Bachelor's degree in architecture from Columbia University (BA) as well as a master's degree from UC Berkeley (MArch).


He is a firm believer that architecture and furniture design can be used to expand, challenge and re-interpret the perception of cultural identity and social boundaries. With a holistic approach, he takes into account cultural precedents, previous experiences and individual needs to influence the outcome of his work. His diverse background, combining experience in both the architectural realm and in the design industry, allows him to provide a fresh perspective on spaces and provide relevant solutions for people's lifestyles.

Design

For Heightened Guest Experiences

Integrating design orientation with a heartfelt grasp of the local heritage, reflecting a philosophy of harmony with their surroundings.

Completing a culinary experience through design detailing and lighting. A holistic unification between concept, menu, interior design and diner experience.

For Sensible & Memorable Dining

Capturing the essence of harmonious living, while emphasizing a unique blend of aesthetics, functionality, and comfort with quality furniture and space design.

For Intimately Functional Living

Reflecting your corporate brand identity through design and functionality, while providing your customers with memorable and unique artisanal gift pieces.

For Brand Reflection & VIP Gifts

Design & Fabrication

Gearing up design thinking into a holistic unification between concept, menu, interior design and diner experience.

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For Heightened Guest Experiences

Integrating design orientation with a heartfelt grasp of the local heritage, reflecting a philosophy of harmony with their surroundings.

Completing a culinary experience through design detailing and lighting. A holistic unification between concept, menu, interior design and diner experience.

For Sensible & Memorable Dining

Capturing the essence of harmonious living, while emphasizing a unique blend of aesthetics, functionality, and comfort with quality furniture and space design.

For Intimately Functional Living

Reflecting your corporate brand identity through design and functionality, while providing your customers with memorable and unique artisanal gift pieces.

For Brand Reflection & VIP Gifts

Design & Fabrication

Gearing up design thinking into a holistic unification between concept, menu, interior design and diner experience.

SCHEDULE A CALL »

Architecture Design

Full service feasibility studies, schematic design, visualizations, digital consulting, construction documents, and construction administration.

Architectural Components & Detailing

Consulting for designers and architects in the realm of design components and detailing, from parametric modeling and analysis to digital and traditional means of fabrication.

From modeling and rendering to parametric design and custom digital tools, DAMJ provides a range of digital consulting services for all stages of projects from conception and development to implementation and fabrication.

Digital Consulting

Providing a wide range of design and fabrication, from traditional to contemporary methods, starting from digital design of the piece and then fabrication using a wide variety of materials and techniques; wood, steel, plaster, resin, etc.

Furniture Design / Fabrication

Project Management

Damj’s make-up allows us a unique ability to offer technical, architectural, and management consulting services on a wide range of projects including: general construction works and contracting, exhibitions, large-quantity fabrication runs, and site-specific installations.

Using different fusions of materials, lighting designs are inspired by mathematics and nature, working on indoor and outdoor lighting for both residential and commercial settings.

Lighting Design & Fabrication

Wood Bending
Glue Lamination
CNC Milling
Mother -of-pearl Inlaying
Plaster Casting

    Below is a short list of the main production techniques that we have mastered throughout our decade of study and experience. From artisanal skills such as Hand-carving and Mother-Of-Pearl inlaying to high end machine based crafts such as CNC Milling and 3D Printing. We suggest selecting the technique that best fits your design style, or has the look and feel you’re searching for. If you have any technical questions on how the below techniques can be used to develop and add value to your home or business please contact us using the below link.

Our Signature Designs

Composed of a series of uniquely carved solid wood segments of various wood types, each segment emerges from the previous by way of a slanted half oval joint creating an un-ending sequential gradient of color and texture.

Amaranthine Mirror

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The Curiosity Chest references the classic curiosity cabinets of yore, but with an obsessive compulsive update involving 100 uniquely shaped push-open drawers.

Curiosity Chest

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GET QUOTE

Wavetable is a modern interpretation of the traditional craft of in-layed sadaf (mother of pearl). Based on a Beechwood slab and elevated on detachable walnut legs, the table is as a feast for the eyes.

Wave Table

DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET
GET QUOTE

Built from solid wood, the Scallop series celebrates the concept of kerfing that happens through the process of cutting with a particular carving bit. The technique is surprisingly simple while the result is stunning.

Scallop Cabinet

DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET
GET QUOTE

Working on a public furniture installation in North Lebanon, the DAMJ team utilized bent-lamination to construct a curved seating area. Once back in the workshop, we applied the same technique to the design of a sensuous bench made of solid Beech wood.

Haunches Bench

DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET
GET QUOTE

The Fatehpur lamp is a part of DAMJ’s carved shell series, named after the location where each piece’s carved motif is found; the great Masjid of Fatehpur, India. The pattern is altered to create a distorted gradient of shapes from top to bottom. The piece is carved from solid Beech wood.

DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET

Fatehpur Lamp

GET QUOTE

Based on the flexibility of veneer plywood, the Onion series (Spring shown above) utilizes overlapping shell elements which emit a gradient of light intensity from one side to the other with respect to the viewer. The Spring Lamp is a unique ambient light source. Available in various finish colors and veneers.

DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET

Spring Onion Lamp

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The Dash is a new series of entry/side-board consoles that feature a single deep engraved drawer face(or "dash"). Available in various wood types and depths.

DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET

The Dash Board

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The Warped Bar is a console version of its sister (Curiosity Chest). The series references the classic curiosity cabinets of yore, but with an obsessive compulsive update involving 29 uniquely shaped push-open drawers.

Warped Bar

DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET
GET QUOTE

Designed from the inspiration of a thin slab of wood intersected by turned legs using wedged locking pins, the Slender desk celebrates minimalism through its joinery and detailing.

Slender Desk

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Designed from the inspiration of a thin slab of wood intersected by lathed legs using wedged locking pins, the Slender desk celebrates minimalism through it’s joinery and detailing.

Slender Desk

Designed for a client’s privacy needs, the Ephemera screen is a play of perforation and gradient. The hexagonal motif appears and dissolves from one side of the screen to the other, creating variations of porosity, light and views.

Ephemera Screen

The Amoeba tables form a complementary pair of coffee tables that can be placed together or used separately. The design stems from the intersection of two circles with sculpted bases milled from Beech wood, receiving lathed Walnut legs with sturdy dimensions.

AMOEBA TABLES

The Fatehpur lamp is named for the great Masjid of Fatehpur, India. The pattern is altered to create a distorted gradient of shapes from top to bottom. The piece is carved from solid Beechwood.