For the first time, Egypt has participated this May in WantedDesign during NYCxDesign exhibition with 13 creative Egyptian design studios.
WantedDesign was founded in 2011 in New York City to promote design communities allover the U.S. and worldwide via several events. One of them is NYCxDesign exhibition, the annual festival of Design that takes place every May.
This year, 13 Egyptian designers were selected to showcase their work in the Egyptian pavilion. Mentioning the pavilion, it was curated by the Egyptian architect and writer Mohamed Elshaheed, the curator for the British Museum’s Modern Egypt Project and the Egyptian pavilion at London Design Biennale 2018.
The concept behind the Egyptian pavilion is “(re)New (re)York” ; “Egypt’s designers remake, renew, revive, rework and recycle materials, concepts and familiar objects in the process of making their appealing designs.” -WantedDesign Website.
The participants’ products reflect the Egyptian culture each in a unique contemporary way and various products; chairs, lighting units, rugs, accessories and more.
The participants were Cairopolitan, Asheya, Sal, Asfour Elnil, Mizaj tiles, Shewekar Elghsrablt Design Studio, FurnHub, Inca, Kiliim, Reform Studio, Yasmine Fahmy Metalwork, Alef We Noun and Kelos. All unique and creative in presenting the Egyptian artistic taste.
Couldn’t be more prouder of the Egyptian talent taking over international events, and looking forward for more successful achievements!