DEDI cordially invites Egyptian furniture designers and furniture design students to participate in DEDI Furniture Design Project 2021 held in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, DESiGNDUSTRY, and Pinocchio Furniture.
The project brings Danish and Egyptian designers and design students together and offers the opportunity of mutual inspiration and enriching experiences. Thus, we are embracing the spirit of iconic Danish designers who were deeply influenced by Ancient Egyptian design, creating pieces such as “The Egyptian Chair” by Finn Juhl in 1949.
Twenty students along with two teachers from the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts will be participating in the project.
The selected candidates will participate in manufacturing their designs in Pinocchio Furniture Factory in New Damietta. The pieces will be showcased in an exhibition in Cairo on December 3, 2021.
The project takes place from November 26 to December 3, 2021 at Damietta where all participants take part in the manufacturing of their designs at Pinocchio Furniture Factory.
Only Egyptian furniture designers and furniture design students can apply.
Deadline for application: October 20, 2021
How to apply:
Please download this design brief. Please develop a design following the guidelines of the design brief.
Please submit your design no later than October, 20, 2021. Designs should only be submitted using this form.
Your design will be evaluated and participants will be selected by professor Nicolai de Gier and professor Andreas Lund, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and Amr Orensa, Design Manager, Pinocchio Furniture Factory.
Selected participants will be notified no later than November 1, 2021.