200 grs is Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem, two Beirut-based designers who co-founded the studio in 2013. Focused on keeping the capital alive through the use existing 'know-how', the pair's custom-made pieces celebrate the local skills available in various parts of Lebanon, combined with Haddad and Hachem's backgrounds in architecture and design. In addition to her 200 grs projects, Haddad co-founded the ‘atelier de recherche’ at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in 1997 and has given lectures and trans-disciplinary workshops at Copenhagen University, the Geneva School of Fine Arts and Design and Studio Kajima at ETH University, Zurich.
Hachem, was the creative director of PSLAB until 2012, a period during which the brand won a host of awards, including Germany's Red Dot Award. His work is represented by Selma Feriani Gallery in London and Rome's Federica Schiavo Gallery. In 2016, House of Today launches The Shop, in partnership with WallpaperSTORE*, to coincide with its third biennale exhibition, 'Jungle Protocol, traditional & etiquette', to promote Lebanese designers.