Our name is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s seminal novel ‘To the Lighthouse’ and her Bloomsbury Group fellows who met over “lingering breakfasts” and “painting lunches,” an indication of how central fresh, well prepared dishes were to the the way the group socialized — a principal tenet of The Lighthouse’s philosophy.
The Lighthouse is a concept store featuring a curated selection of food and design. Located at the corner of Building 6 in Dubai Design District, The Lighthouse boasts a handpicked selection of gifting merchandise including glassware, serveware, travel and lifestyle accessories as well as books and papeterie by international and regional designers. The name was inspired by the Virginia Woolf classic ’To the Lighthouse’ and is a subtle nod to the ancient world wonder, the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
Founded by Hashem Montasser and Hany Bassiouny, The Lighthouse believes that curation is about surrounding yourself with objects that embrace all the senses and invariably prompt a gasp of delight. As a result, all of the products that have been selected by the team follow the principles of minimalism, timelessness and functionality with the majority of them sold exclusively at The Lighthouse.