A novice to design, Dina Shoukry debuted her shisha-inspired table at the +20 Design Egypt exhibit enthralling attendees with its novelty.
Shoukry’s My Shisha table is made of colorful shisha pipes forming the legs of a wooden-topped table bordered in traditional copper upholstery nails, the blend of traditional elements and materials for use in a very practical and highly functional piece was a showstopper. Arranged with Kartell stools and chairs designed by Phillipe Starck, it was indeed quite a colorful installation.
So highly regarded was the design and execution of the table, Shoukry has been invited to show her piece in Zona Tortona next April, an exhibit dedicated to innovative lifestyle design that takes place in parallel with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan every year.
The question is, will the general public be as tickled as guests in Cairo were?
Surely they will: with the growing popularity of shisha in Europe, and the ever-burning love affair of the occidentals for all things romantically Orientalist, the table is bound to have people curious.
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