Ahmed AbdelGawad, Aly Roshdy, Hebatuallah Hendawy, Nermeen Nasser

Four multidisciplinary designers from Egypt come together with an interest in experimenting with natural materials in architecture, art and product design, amongst other applications. Propelled by the need to create a sense of the outdoors within indoor spaces during the pandemic, they propose a co-working/art space in the heart of Cairo in which they will incorporate elements from the natural world, exploring experimental and experiential design. Documenting their process, they hope to inspire and involve other designers through this project, and to develop a toolbox for the methodologies used that can be shared with a wider audience.