According to Egypt today, Cairo Design Award (CDA) celebrated its 5th edition at the iconic Baron Palace Empain, attended by the Italian Ambassador in Cairo, His Excellency Michele Quaroni, and the Portuguese Ambassador in Cairo, Her Excellency Manuela Franco. Architecture & landscape, interior design, fashion design, jewellery design, set design, product design, and graphic design were among the eight design categories honoured at the CDA ’22 edition. The event, which featured music by HOH, CDA ’22, put the finishing touches on the first edition of Cairo Design Week, which took place across various key landmarks in Korba over 7 days between November 19 and November 25.
CDA acts as Egypt’s primary platform for local and international designers by providing an innovative, all-encompassing community that supports and celebrates achievements in the design industry. “CDA has been the destination for designers in Egypt for 5 years, our community has grown since 2017 and attracted innovators who work to make their visions a reality. That couldn’t be possible without the guidance of our jury represented by a lineup of experts who employed their expertise towards the development of talents throughout,” said Hisham Mahdy, Founder of CDA and President of Cairo Design Week, to guests at the gala dinner.
Administered by 7 juries, represented by a total of 14 local and international jury members, CDA ’22 featured Brendan Macfarlane and Ebtisam Farid representing the Architecture and Landscape category; Kegham Djeghaliain and Yasmine Yeya representing Fashion Design; Ghalia Elsrakbi and Hani Mahfouz representing Graphic Design; Gauthier Guillaume and Karim El-Hayawan representing Interior Design, Alia Mouzannar and Amina Ghali representing Jewelry Design; Guillame Credoz and Cherif Morsi representing Product Design; and Monica Alberte and Mohamed Attia representing the Set Design Category.