photography by karim mansour

designed: 2011 by ramzi makram-ebeid

Inspired by an antique geometric marble and extracting the arrow shape from its pattern, this piece was created specially for Mona Hussein’s Mahally showroom in Designopolis, Cairo.

Designed after the start of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the arrow is somewhat a reflection of the change the country was going through and the direction it would take.  Moreover, the piece highlights how easily we can transform traditional craftsmanship into something modern and functional.

Using azizi wood and copper, the media center is multi-layered and the pattern is continuous on all sides. The copper legs are designed as in continuity with the wooden arrow handles.

Both sides of the center are the same shape, however one is sunken while the other is protruding.