Born in Lebanon, Aline Asmar d’Amman is an architect and founder of Culture in Architecture. Based in Paris and Beirut, the agency creates bridges between cultures while forging links between the past and present. Approaching each project with an evocative narrative force, Aline Asmar d’Amman draws from a vocabulary constructed of the raw and the precious, heritage and modernity, poetry and the physical.
Culture in Architecture has created several iconic interior design projects around the world, including the renovation of the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, the decor for the legendary Jules Verne restaurant atop the Eiffel Tower, plus the ongoing transformation of Palazzo Dona Giovannelli, one of Venice’s most historical landmarks.
Aline Asmar d’Amman has also collaborated with the grand designer Karl Lagerfeld on decors that he designed and on a collection of functional sculptures, “Architectures”, for the Carpenters Workshop Gallery. In 2022, Asmar d’Amman designed the architectural scenography of the Lebanese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Art and launched her furniture collection, including the already iconic “Georgia” sofa and the second instalment of “Mémoire des Pierres”, a collection of functional sculptures made from rough, uncut marble.
In 2023, she was appointed president of the jury for the 7th edition of the Toulon Design Parade, during which she presented her exhibition “Love, Sea and Women”, as well as a tribute to the legendary Karl Lagerfeld, through a scenography highlighting the pieces developed with him for the Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
Aline Asmar d’Amman’s multi-faceted work ranges from interior design to art direction and scenography in all four corners of the world, engaging in a contemporary approach to the transmission of knowledge and cultural exchange.