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.
November 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.