Concept and Design of the 2016 Hannover Messe Select USA Partner Country Presentation in cooperation with fairsolution.
The Roof Table project has been launched in January 2015.
Unfolded structures created by anodised sheet metal (aluminum) components combined with natural oak and linoleum desktops. Dimensions, proportions and material variations will be assessed referring to the initial prototype.
Roof Table Project ©2015
Within the framework of the project “Addressing irregular migration of Sub-Saharan Africans through South Egypt: Providing humanitarian assistance to irregular migrants, while raising awareness and providing alternative livelihoods to Egyptian local communities,” the International Organization for Migrations (IOM) selected the Egyptian Export Council for Handicrafts (EECH) to implement activities that do promote access to alternative livelihoods in selected villages in Southern Egypt. The EECH was established on 13 November 2013, tasked with the goal of promoting Egyptian handicraft with the aim of increasing exports in addition to reviewing and preserving the Egyptian crafts heritage.Within these activities, IOM aims to be gender inclusive and focus on those communities’ members that are most vulnerable, including female-headed household or households with larger number of girls.
Within the IOM funded program we designed a design training workshop with a large number of nubian women working in the fields of weaving/embroidery and beeding techniques. After assessing the local production capacities and individual manual competences we designed and implemented a number of product sketches and production (low)technologies that will support their ideation and production processes in the future.