photography by karim mansour

designed: 2010 by ramzi makram-ebeid

I wanted a coffee table for a long time but never found anything in the shops that suited my taste, my colors and my environmental interests. This is the challenge Ramzi took up when I asked him to design and make the coffee table and one he so well lived up to.

Dr. Hala Barakat

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. 

Playing around with the intricate wooden pieces, I felt that an x shaped base would give the piece a modern vibe and pushed that feeling further with a custom glass top that mirrors the table’s unique shape. The green washed portion of the table uses the same azizi wood found in the salvaged portion while adding color to the piece and the client’s living room. Using separate pieces of massive wood for the legs, the exposed joints and connections are functional and decorative.