December 22, 2023
The Danish design students, young Egyptian designers and workers at the Pinocchio Factory celebrate their success at the end of the workshop in Damietta (Photo: Rowan El Shimi // DEDI)

Heritage to circularity

Young designers from Egypt and design master’s students from Denmark bring 15 stools to life – drawing inspiration from Danish and Ancient Egyptian design with a sustainable future in mind.
December 19, 2023
Danish-Egyptia Furniture Exhibition Stools

Circular stools

More than 200 visitors came to explore the 'Bilingual Design for Circularity' exhibition, meet the young designers, and attend the interesting panel on the role of heritage in design and circularity at The Grand Egyptian Museum for the Bilingual Design for Circularity exhibition on Friday December 1st 2023.
October 22, 2023
Professor Nicolai De Gier, of the Royal Danish Academy, shows participants the famous “Chair Room” at the Academy

Closed loop design

The ten Egyptian young furniture designers are on a week-long study trip in Copenhagen as part of DEDI’s Design for Circularity program – in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy, Designdustry and Pinocchio Furniture. The program brings together these designers with Danish Master’s students enrolled in the ‘Furniture Design – Products, Materials and Contexts’ course at the academy to be immersed in both Danish and Egyptian design traditions to inspire them in their own designs of a stool which will be produced throughout the project. In its fourth iteration, the program this year is taking on a new challenge: to create their designs according to the principles of circularity.
May 24, 2023
Design for Circularity participants 2023

Meet the eco furniture makers

After four successful rounds of Bilingual Design – bringing Egyptian and Danish designers together to design and produce furniture, this year we are excited to announce that the project is taking on a new challenge which is to focus on Design for Circularity. Meet the participants here.
May 25, 2022
From the 5th to the 12th of May, 13 stools produced in cooperation between Danish and Egyptian designers and manufacturers were exhibited at Trapholt Museum. Photo: Jakob Pagel Andersen

Bilingual stools in Denmark

A project that began in a small showroom in Cairo has now reached the Danish Museum Trapholt, where 13 pieces of furniture that have design prompts from Danish, Egyptian, and Pharaonic design culture were exhibited alongside world-famous designers.
December 20, 2021
DEDI Bilingual Design Furniture Exhibition

Making new ways

Mix ancient Egypt with Danish minimalism, talented designers, and experienced craftsmen, and you get 13 unique stools. Danish-Egyptian dialogue on the floor of a factory in Damietta is a recipe for innovation.
November 2, 2021
Winners of furniture design pharaonic and Danish design

Furniture design winners

We are happy to announce the four winners of the DEDI Furniture Design Project 2021!
July 7, 2020

Almost too much inspiration

What happened to the furnitures? Six months later, participants of the Danish-Egyptian design-project “Bilingual Furniture”
December 19, 2019
Pharonic Design revisited

Pharaonic design revisited

Pharaonic design is visibly reflected in a collaborative furniture design project between Danish design students and Egyptian designers and producers.
July 1, 2019

First Movers

A showcase of the exhibition First Movers – Egyptian Furniture Making in the Age of the Pharaohs and Modern Danish Perspectives opened on the 20th of […]