A consortium of Egyptian interior design companies, which includes also Amr Helmy Designs, has come together to form the "Design Republic of Egypt" brand, intended to develop interior solutions combining Egyptian creativity with the most significant international design trends. Within this project, internationally celebrated designer Karim Rashid has created "The Endless Nile table” for Amr Helmy Designs. This new design, while inspired by the past, deconstructs conventional table and seating concepts to recombine them in an original and contemporary solution, thanks to the formability of DuPont™ Corian®.
Egyptian creativity is deeply rooted in a cultural context dating back millenniums and charged by great artistic expression. With "The Endless Nile Table", Karim Rashid establishes a link to this tradition: inspired by the slow and perpetual flow of the Nile river, he creates an interior solution characterized by sinuous and captivating form and a flow of rhythmic lines that capture the eye in a vortex of changing perspectives.
The choice of an expressive and sensual material like DuPont™ Corian®, combined with the genius of Karim Rashid and the fabrication skills of Amr Helmy Designs, brings to life the innate fluidity of the design.
The purity of DuPont™ Corian® (in the Glacier White colour), provides a luminous clarity to the creation’s lines and emphasizes its elegant and innovative structure. The material visually communicates a fluid and harmonic impression, giving form to a diagram of endlessly woven volumes and lines.
Technical data: height: 78 cm, width: 180 cm, length: 210 cm, thickness: 4 cm. Wooden base with a reinforced steel structure.
The table is commercially available all around the world from Amr Helmy Designs.
About Karim Rashid
Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product and interior design, fashion, furniture, lighting and art. Born in Cairo, half Egyptian, half English, and raised in Canada, Karim now practices in New York. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to the masses. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Karim Rashid is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture. For more information about Karim Rashid: Karim Rashid Inc., 357 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011, tel +1 212 929 8657, fax +1 212 929 0247, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.karimrashid.com (Jessica M Pearson, PR and Communications, email@example.com )
About Amr Helmy Designs
Amr Helmy Designs have been designing “D.N.A. kitchens” since 1980 (kitchens with genetic architectural heritage from the world’s diversified cultures). Their kitchens designs have been sold and utilized all around the world in countries such as Dubai, USA, France, Canada, Japan, Norway, Greece, Gulf Area, Germany and many other countries. For further information about Amr Helmy Designs: Reem Ali Azzam (Communication Manager, Marketing Department) Debag Interiors (Amr Helmy Designs), 34 Orabi Street, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt, tel +(202) 3580133, fax +(202) 3581304, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.amrhelmydesigns.com
DuPont™ Corian® (www.corian.com) – an exclusive product of DuPont - is used in a wide range of residential, commercial, furniture and specialty applications. It is a non-porous solid surface material that is stain-resistant, easy to clean, durable, renewable and repairable. Available in about 100 standard colours, DuPont™ Corian® can be shaped into virtually any conceivable design.