photography by karim mansour

designed: 2012 by ramzi makram-ebeid

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.

Noha had several problems with her “bedside table.” she was always spilling drinks, had no place to store anything and, as such, could never find what she needed. With all that in mind, I created something that was transparent (no hidden compartments), local (made from sarsoa wood), functional (has no-spill sunken areas for storage for basic bedside needs – nothing more or less) and modern.