On Monday, a group consisting of Egypt’s most talented designers gathered as a judging panel, to decide the final line-up of awards, for the 2018 Cairo Design Award (CDA).
For its second edition, the CDA is looking to shed further light on Egypt’s most impressive designers, across six different categories including architecture, landscaping, interior design, set design, jewellery design, and product design.
The panel includes elite judges such as Azza Fahmy, Amr Helmy, Tarek Naga, Onsi Abou Seif, and Karim Mekhtigian, who sat to agree upon the final line-up of winners to be announced on 13 October.
The CDA’s first edition was inaugurated last year when the Mahdy Group established the concept, looking to fill a gap in the market, by creating a platform designed to highlight the achievements, and successes, of both established, and promising Egyptian designers.
For this year’s edition, the award ceremony will be complemented with a 3-day exhibition, which will be hosted from the 11 to the 13 of October, at the Nile Ritz Carlton.
“We are very excited about the potential awards line-up, we have such great design talent in Egypt, and we are so proud to be able to highlight the unique talent we have here. We are keen to shed light both locally and internationally, on the exceptional work and products that these designers have to offer, and a big part of what we are looking to do is support them in developing the international recognition and awareness they deserve. Egypt has an immense pool of design talent, and with the right exposure we have a real opportunity to lead the international community in this field.” Hisham Mahdy, founder of CDA, and CEO of Mahdy Group, said.