Founded in 2002 by design enthusiasts Souheil and Hala Hanna, XXe Siècle Gallery specializes in midcentury decorative arts.

At the time we started, there was no field dedicated to modern antiques in the Middle East. It was obvious for us that this gap had to be filled, particularly that there had been a golden age in Beirut for decorative arts back in the fifties. We started focusing our interest on Jean Royère, a major figure in furniture design who worked in Lebanon. We spent years exhuming his works, gradually opening up to the seventies and starting to create our own designs.

Today XXe Siècle organizes exhibitions in its premises and sells rare designs in auction houses around the world. Our pieces now prevail in prestigious collectors’ homes worldwide.