Toufoula’s dream rooms, design for healing souls and bodies!
By Admin N : Because we as Brofessional review team are not just smartasses who seem to criticize anything, we decided to do a post about a cause close to our heart. The idea is super! What does one do when seeing children suffering in hospital rooms? He transports them into a magical world of course! (Very peter pan-ish I know). And that’s exactly what TOUFOULA is doing with its “dream rooms” projects.
TOUFOULA is a NGO dedicated to children suffering from cancer and other blood diseases. Trying to improve their lives, they create a unique and colorful environment, a safe heaven throughout their treatment. See, design is indeed the answer to everything! Now recently, TOUFOULA launched its “dream rooms” project aiming at adding life to the dull hospital rooms with colors and designs. It managed to recruit some of the country’s top designers from all fields and some international designers too! The rooms range from adding an object to the room like what Bernard khoury did by adding an L-shaped object fixed to the ceiling, armed with a control system that allows the child to change the color according to his mood; to making the room interact with the child like Kamal Homsi and Lina Gothme did; or just transforming the whole room into another world like many did. My favorite rooms are the one that entice imagination like the ones designed by Gina Succar, Hazim Abdo,Michelle Standjovski, Seif el Hassani and Zuhair Murad (Man, don’t we all want to be there!!)
And recently PINKO, the Italian trendy women’s wear, and the symbol of glamour, seduction and fashion, launched a limited edition Tshirt, PINKO “Love” Beirut, from which 20% of the proceeds of the sale will go to TOUFOULA. Through this valuable and caring initiative, PINKO will definitely help the NGO reach its goal, and constantly create more Dream Rooms for the children with cancer, bringing happiness and heartwarming smiles to their faces. Isn’t it refreshing when fashion houses use their assets for a good cause?
The Tshirt was launched during a cocktail party, which took place at the PINKO store in Beirut DT, on Thursday March 29th, 2012.
Let’s all contribute in this process and thumbs up to TOUFOULA for this great initiative; design to heal the soul!
To all famous designers, you can design our rooms anytime. We’re brofessionals, we rock!
Check all rooms on behance: www.behance.net/gallery/Toufoulas-Dream-Rooms/632094