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Kamelizer Workstation

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.

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Accelero Storage and Chillout

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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Accelero Bench

As it is difficult to find a well-priced and well-designed entrance bench in Cairo, this piece had to be created. Similar to the rest of the office, the wood is oak and black washed.

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The One Legged Bathroom Sink Console

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.

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The Wazara Media Center

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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The Invisible 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.

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Salvaged Case

This staircase was designed in 2 minutes in the middle of the ezbet belal salvaged yard in cairo. I had spent hours drawing other ideas before our visit, but none worked for my engaged to be married clients.

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Mabruka – Christmas Collection

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.

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Mabruka

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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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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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.

collage-accelero

As it is difficult to find a well-priced and well-designed entrance bench in Cairo, this piece had to be created. Similar to the rest of the office, the wood is oak and black washed.

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.

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.

stairs stairs

This staircase was designed in 2 minutes in the middle of the ezbet belal salvaged yard in cairo. I had spent hours drawing other ideas before our visit, but none worked for my engaged to be married clients.

mabruja-xmas-slider

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.

accelero-meeting

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.

accelero-reception

In this office, the receptionist is in charge of all main lighting, the images on the television behind her, and answering all phone calls. To hide all switches and plugs, I designed the black portion to house everything below the counter, yet made all easily accessible for the receptionist.

accelero-desk

The private office at Accelero is not designed for one person because it can also function as a private meeting room. As such, the “Accelero Desk” was designed to be both desk and meeting table. The cantilevered design is found throughout the office, and this room is no exception.

midnight-sun

With a massive wall, (6.5 meters long to be exact), and lack of storage for the client, this media center had to maximize storage without looking like a closet in the middle of the living room.

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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.

Pottery

With an awesome catalogue of ancient Egyptian pottery to choose from, these pieces were chosen for their modern style. Giving the ancient a little twist, the “trendy” colors of summer 2011 were used to make the collection fun and current.

frosted

A big fan of frosted glass as a writing surface, “flat 6” specifically asked for it in their office. My job was to create something that was functional, but that also worked well with the design of the space.

flat6-workstation

The workstations in “Flat6” were one of the most fun pieces to design in the space. Sticking to the construction theme of the office, these desks were designed in white to balance the ample use of red in the room and make the actual workspace minimal.

flat6-reception

“Flat6”, as a design space, is functional and fun. The client asked for a reception desk within a certain budget. Using one of the beautiful existing doors, many were removed (but safely kept) to create an open space, I created a little bang with a lot of function.

arrow-media

The “Arrow Media Center” was inspired by the antique Islamic geometric marble design shown below. Created specially for Mona Hussein’s Mahally store (Designopolis, Cairo), the design extracts the arrow portion from the marble pattern.

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The “Arrow Writing Desk” was also designed for Mona Hussein’s Mahally store. Using the same Islamic geometric pattern as inspiration that was used for the “Arrow Media Center,” the desks’ top itself is an arrow, as are the two central legs.

tonic-reception

The furniture in this room was designed for the receptionist but the orange color was definitely designed for a strong welcome for those visiting. Branding was done using the corporate color.

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Painted in white, the table blends well with the space and offers everyone electrical sockets, network sockets and laptop-television connectivity.

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The table can take up to 12 individual workstations or a large meeting table (or a mixture of both). As per the client's request, there are no dividers here, it's truly an open work space created to encourage team work.

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.

flying-shelf

The “Sharm Flying Shelf” was designed for the same client as the “Sharm Media Center.” Similar to the media center, the stained shelf is made from azizi wood - beautiful, affordable, and extremely durable.

sharm-media

Since the client wanted a media center that would only be used for a few years, the “Sharm Media Center” was designed with specific gadgets in mind. This made-to-order center is ideal for techies who love to see all their gadgets displayed like works of art.

gouna-sink

Another “Gouna House” creation, “Gouna Under Sink Storage” was made for the existing counter top and sink. Using iroko wood, a much more affordable water-resistant wood than teak, this cabinet is both durable and offers ample storage. 

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.

gouna-kitchen

Inspired by details found in old mosques, local designs, and mixed with modern kitchen ideas, the “Gouna Kitchen” is a handmade addition worthy of being displayed in any open space.

gouna-outdoor

The “Gouna Outdoor Dining Table and Benches” is a sturdy, comfortable and minimalist addition to any outdoor space. Water proof, the table’s main beauty is the subtle use of yellow on the benches and even below the counter and leg supports for a practical and playful effect.

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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.

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.

gouna-media

Designed for the “Gouna House,” the “Gouna Media Center” adds only required storage space, leaving a minimal non-distractive center for those watching the wall mounted television.

gouna-bed2

Wanting a more traditional bed, the client and I went to the best market for salvaged architectural and decorative pieces in cairo - ezbet belal. Using an antique balcony rail and infusing that with straight modern lines, the bed stays true to the style of the home it’s in.

gouna-bar-full

designed specially for a residential interior design project, the “gouna bar” divides the kitchen area and dining area with a functional sculpture.

sliding-media

the “sliding doors media center” brings all your gadgets into one space without making your home feel like an electronic superstore.

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Massive blackboard walls in “link development” meant that erasers and chalk had to be handy and easy to find. Inspired, like the rest of the office, by the papyrus plant, this metal door handle stems from the ground.

bridge-buffet

the “bridge buffet”, as its name suggests, was inspired by the beauty of suspended bridges. the white enamel suspended portion is a great contrast to the oak wood, while allowing the buffet to seem light.

linkdev-meeting

as the main meeting table in “link development” had network and electrical outlets installed into its counter, i did something a little crazier in the smaller meeting table shown below.