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When you think of Egypt, the first image that probably springs to your mind is of the pyramids of Giza, or hieroglyphics, or some vague imagining of camels walking along the banks of the Nile.
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country’s designers and thought leaders are taking matters into their own hands. Mohamed Elshahed, an architectural historian and curator who focuses on Egyptian design, curated an exhibition of Egyptian design during New York design month in May.
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design has a secret weapon: the country’s traditional crafts. The New York show featured 13 Egyptian contemporary designers who work in a variety of fields, from textiles to metalwork and furniture. All the studios, while forward-looking in their aesthetic, support traditional craftspeople and use materials that Egyptian artisans have used for centuries.
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WantedDesign]El Gammal’s work hints at one of the central tensions in contemporary Egyptian design. As Elshahed puts it: “This is not ancient Egypt. This is a way in which a contemporary design studio is incorporating some of [Egyptian history] into the
2019/07/29 15:36