Egyptian Designer Collaborates With Ministry of Antiquities to Completely Change Tourism Experience
Egyptian Interior and Product Designer, Shosha Kamal, is giving Egypt’s heritage a contemporary edge once again. Winner of International Product Design Award in 2016 for the viral and one-of-a-kind Wing Sofa has just announced a collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities and the UNESCO for the ultimate tourist experience.
The artist is set to redesign the tourist experience in all UNESCO world heritage sites in Egypt, starting with the ancient Egyptian sites. “The tourist experience redesign includes designing sunshades, seating areas, signage and wayfinding, and street lamps,” the designer said on social media.
The first project is the Sun Talks sun shades. The shades are designed to tell a story in Hieroglyphs on the floor of museums when the sun hits the table. The design philosophy is to let the sun with all its glory speak for the site.
How gorgeous is that? We can’t wait to see what the designer has up her sleeves. Kamal is known for merging Egypt’s Pharaonic heritage with contemporary designs. In January 2016, she created the wood-painted gold wing sofa. In 2018, the designer presented it at the great Luxor Temple as a part of Ramadan’s Cairo Bank’s advertisement to shed light on young Egyptians who stand out.