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Sherwal

Sherwal is an Egyptian based design house that uses fabrics from around the world to create comfortable, laid back and stylish clothes and accessories. The large array of colors and patterns meant that we needed to create a simple backdrop for the collections.

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500’s

500s is one of the rawest, bravest and thought-provoking plays I have seen in Egypt. Just as I like to push my clients envelopes, and make them see design in a new way, the uber-talented and courageous drama team do the same for theater in this play.

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Accelero Meeting Table

The meeting room at Accelero is rather large (two rooms were made into one), and gave me a great opportunity to design something that would compliment the big space. As someone who is not fond of over-branding, this table subtly uses part of the “A” from the Accelero logo.

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Gouna Coffee Table

Using the mid-century base of the dining room table, the stainless steel pieces under the glass of the “Gouna Coffee Table” can be removed (with the exception of the four corners) and used as either stools or side tables.

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Working with a multi-national like PWC, meant that I had to work, for the first time, with global guidelines. Additionally, I was fortunate to have room for design creativity despite these guidelines.

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When Hanan Abdel Meguid asked me to design her office space in the GREEK campus in downtown Cairo for her new start-up Kamelizer, I was ecstatic. As I have known Hanan for over 20 years and worked with her as a designer before, I knew that I was going to receive all the creative freedom and trust I yearn for.

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Sherwal is an Egyptian based design house that uses fabrics from around the world to create comfortable, laid back and stylish clothes and accessories. The large array of colors and patterns meant that we needed to create a simple backdrop for the collections.

casa-carina

With a limited space and a vast product line, Casa Carina’s owners wanted a concept store that could showcase their product range, their quality and their value for money. Casa Carina’s focuses mostly on solid wood furniture from South East Asia, as well a smaller selection of accessories.

chezramzi

Having lived with my awesome grandparents in this apartment for 8 years (they lived here since the 50’s), their house became my beloved home. However, as it was filled with memories everywhere, my apartment –after their passing- felt like a weathered photo album that needed a new cover.

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When you live in the chaos that is Cairo, your weekend or summer home becomes your sanctuary. I therefore had to create a space that not only relaxed my client, but was also kid friendly.

revolving-bar

Designed by the awesome team at Eklego, my awesome client’s home is stylish, elegant and yet laid back. I therefore wanted to create a bar that did not take that away from the newlyweds home.

gounabar

Designed specially for a residential interior design project, the “Gouna Bar” divides the kitchen area and dining area with a functional sculpture. Doubling as a storage unit for a bar, and entirely handmade, this piece is adjustable to be floor to ceiling.

oneleg

Working with this beautiful Eklego designed bathroom, I wanted something that worked with the oval black oak mirror the client had already purchased, as well as the dramatic marble paneling of the space.

wazara-media

Keeping the same spirit as the “The Invisible Rotating Bar,” this piece was designed to blend into the stunning interior design of Eklego.

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When a clumsy couple asked me to create a piece of furniture that represented my vision of Egypt’s future, I asked Noha (half of the “clumsys”) what her individual requirements were in furniture and what she lacked in her home.

gouna-bedside

The “Gouna Bedside Table” plays only with grain direction, which is very appropriate seeing the level of detail work on its sister bed.

salvaged-coffee-table

Designed for a lover of salvaged furniture, the salvaged coffee table started off with a visit to ezbat belal (cairo’s premier district for salvaged architectural pieces). Visiting many of the vendors, the client connected most with the salvaged wood we incorporated into her table.

gouna-coffe-table

Using the mid-century base of the dining room table, the stainless steel pieces under the glass of the “Gouna Coffee Table” can be removed (with the exception of the four corners) and used as either stools or side tables.

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For the furniture design, each piece had to serve both design and function. I created two identical tables (though the office table is slightly smaller then the meeting) for drama. Initially, the legs were inspired from the metal support structures we were going to have for the loft. Though the structure changed, I decided to keep the legs as they worked perfectly with the vernacular cut outs and in lays found on both main walls. The large planks of solid wood added richness and warmth to the space, while the gold legs added shine.

accelero-chil

Every two partners were given a private office at Accelero, and the desks are designed to work individually or attached to create meeting tables. Therefore the storage and chill-out area were designed with that in mind.

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For Mabruka’s first Christmas collection we decided to create Egyptian inspired tree ornaments. Using Finnish plywood, gold colored plexi and silver colored plexi, we were very excited to introduce our 2 new collections in each of our materials.

mabruka-ramadan

Alongside the Cairo based architect and interior designer, Nermine Mokhtar (Atrium Designs), Laila Neamatalla and myself created Mabruka, a line that aims to create the perfect decoration for all occasions celebrated in the Arab world.

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top 6 - salvaged : second-hand vendors

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