Last year, Cairo Design Week, kicked off its first edition in Heliopolis, one of Cairo’s most iconic districts. Cairo Design Week was able to successfully showcase the area’s architectural heritage by creating a unique and immersive experience that transformed the city’s streets.

Heliopolis, or “The City of the Sun”, tucked away in the heart of Cairo, is steeped in history and elegance. Founded by Baron Empain, Heliopolis was envisioned as a “utopian” oasis amid Egypt’s chaotic capital. Crafted with Parisian-style boulevards and distinctive architecture influenced by European, Islamic and Pharaonic styles, it quickly became a much-admired destination.

This fusion of an ancient name with belle époque architecture makes Heliopolis a unique district to explore in the map of Cairo’s exciting history.

THE VENUES

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Saturday

24 FEB

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3:00 PM

Beyond the Sketch: Tech, Design & Wellness (Talk)

Manar El Garf, Head Fashion Designer of Sigma Fit

4:00 PM

Mass Customisation: The Complexity and Simplicity (Talk)

Shereef Abdelhady, CEO of MOHM and CoFounder of Aurea

5:00 PM

From Sketch to Store Shelf: How Local Production Sparks Innovation (Panel)

Youssef El Araby, Head of Product Design centre at ElAraby Group R&D
Ahmed Saeed (Moderator), Technical Development Manager at San3a Tech

6:00 PM

Automotive Design in Egypt: Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way (Talk)

Mohamed Abou Galalah, Managing Director at Inde Group

Friday

1 MARCH

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5:00 PM

Plastic Recycling Is Not the Solution (Anymore) (Panel)

Marwan Rasmy (Moderator), Community Development Professional
Orchida Wesam, Design Strategist
Mohamed Kamal, Executive Director of Greenish Foundation
Abdallah Mohamed, Founder of Plastale

6:00 PM

Hybrid Earth Between Culture and Technology (Talk)

Deena ElMahdy, Associate Professor

7:00 PM

The Economies of Lighting Product Design (Talk)

George Micheal, CEO 3Brothers/CEO Archilight

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Stand Alone Experience
GLC PAINTS

For GLC, Color is what gives dimension to spaces, character to interiors; it’s the frame and the backdrop. For our 2024 color trends, GLC is inviting the audience to a journey into the future. An exploration of what communal living with color and nature means. We’re exploring the minds of 6 Designers, navigating their inner thoughts, worries and aspirations of what an ideal home should be 100 years from now.

PLATINUM SPONSOR
GHERNATA PALACE
Stand Alone Experience
C.REALITY

C.Reality, is actively participating in Cairo Design Week, marking two-decades of incredible milestones in the furniture and design industries. The exhibition unfolds a thoughtfully curated narrative, where C.Reality pays homage to its 20-year legacy by presenting a metropolitan-themed brand experience that embodies its love heritage and its longing for new discoveries. The 1000-sqm exhibition uses the brand’s collection as a medium to tell yet another creative reality, which seamlessly integrates modern aesthetics with cultural richness. From the traditional culinary nuances to the expansive allure of deserts, and the beauty of old towns, each piece acts as an artistic expression, illustrating the brand’s commitment to celebrate storytelling. As visitors explore the exhibition space, they are invited to engage with a curated amalgamation of contemporary design and timeless traditions, highlighting C.Reality’s enduring influence in the realm of furniture design.

GOLD SPONSOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Stand Alone Experience
VILLA MAGENTA

Villa Magenta proudly introduces “Centre Stage,” a fusion of talent and inspiration in a collaborative edition that can’t be missed.

Visionnaire captivates with “Nomadism,” a spellbinding visual journey that redefines immersive experiences.
MARMONIL x ELIE SAAB MAISON collaborate to unveil a standout piece: DUNES in Alabaster marble, showcasing the epitome of craftsmanship and design for curated luxury interiors.
Le Lab presents “Through a Collector’s Eye,” a meticulously curated exhibition by Rashid Kamel, providing unique insights into the collector’s vision.
Kensho’s Garden is a visual, spatial, and sensual immersion into nature and the uncovering of one’s essence.
Magenta Garden collaborates with the revered La Durée to welcome visitors daily.
Resident powerhouses Molteni & C and Flos showcase their finest creations, setting the bar for design excellence.

This is your invitation to immerse yourself in the forefront of design innovation and artistic mastery

VILLA MAGENTA
Stand Alone Experience
DIVAZ

This year, the eccentric world of Divaz of Arabia comes to life. You’ll step into a realm where culture and art converge to create an authentic space, where craft and heritage are rooted within the present moment. We celebrate the timeless typologies that shape the spirit of our rich culture with a contemporary twist, the bustling Qahwa, the narrow craftsmen streets, the intricate workshops, and the busy vibrant souq. In the heart of حي ديڤاز, lies an unprecedented exhibition space, where we unveil the profound significance of time in our heritage, from the enduring civilization spanning millennia to the serenity found in the present moment. Through intricate crafts and masterpieces, translated into innovative spaces and activities, our four exhibitors blur the lines between past and present. Immerse yourself in a space where timelines convene, and cultures emerge, exploring the profound impact of time on arts, crafts, and spirit.

VILLA AHMED HELMY
Heliopolis Design District
SYNC SCHOOL

Sync School is Egypt’s creative school, empowering individuals across the creative industry to realize their full potential through education, networking, and hands-on practice. For Cairo Design Week 2024, SYNC aims to bridge the gap between design and manufacturing. Collaborating with industry partners, speakers, and exhibitors, we will share technical know- how, innovative manufacturing materials, and techniques. The SYNC venue at Cairo Design Week will host curated talks, exhibitions, and design challenges.

CONTENT PARTNER
GHERNATA
Stand Alone Experience
PHLOG

The Phlog Experience immerses guests in a tour de force of visuals, sounds, and sensations, celebrating the best of rising local artists. With evocative installations showcasing striking voices from the Phlog community, the Experience invites attendees to engage with the rich tapestry of Egyptian society through multiple mediums of photography. Every edition of the Phlog Experience is tailored to an exciting new space, and Cairo Design Week will be one of its most inventive ones yet.

AL CAYAN BUILDING
Stand Alone Experience
THE KNOWLEDGE HUB x COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

“Figure” is a contemplative and introspective experience, exploring the evocative power of the abandoned and scattered figures in our surrounding contexts. It embraces the notions of suggestion and ambiguity, where each figure represents a potentiality, a puzzle waiting to be solved. It is an invitation to bring personal narratives and subjective interpretations to find the elusive meanings that lie beneath the surface of these figures and unlock their hidden stories and interpretations. The installation creates new knowledge out of the connection and combination of different lost figures. It showcases the active role of those figures and illustrates how they work as a system of relationships and not as static attributes. Hence, the figures, once forgotten and bereft of significance, are transformed into catalysts for contemplation and reflection. They are revived through the process of investigation, constructing interconnections in three-dimensional forms. The word “Figure” serves as both a noun and a verb, echoing the multifaceted nature of the experience it offers. As a noun, “figure” represents each of the individual lost objects that have been discarded and lost within the context. Each figure possesses a history, a story, and an essence waiting to be unraveled

AL CAYAN BUILDING
FLAG
PHOTOPIA

Photopia is an independent photography school, studio, gallery & co-working space for photographers and image- makers founded in 2012. It is also the founder & organizer of Cairo’s most impactful regional photo festival Cairo Photo Week. Await two immersive photographic exhibitions by two photography living legends from Egypt & the USA coupled with a rich educational program related to image making in the world of design.

PHOTOPIA EXPERIENCE
Heliopolis Design District
MOHM
Exhibitor
Al Cayan Building
Heliopolis Design District
DESIGNABILITY
EXHIBITOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
SHOSHA KAMAL x BESPOKE FURNITURE
EXHIBITORS
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
SHERINE MAHGOUB
EXHIBITOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
NADIM FOUNDATION
EXHIBITOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
URBANKIND
EXHIBITOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
ADAM'S
EXHIBITOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
ARTIORA
EXHIBITOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
ELARABY
EXHIBITOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
ENCODE X LYNX
EXHIBITORS
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
ESQUE
EXHIBITOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
THE MOB COLLECTIVE
EXHIBITOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING
Heliopolis Design District
RNKL
EXHIBITOR
AL CAYAN BUILDING

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