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About Hisham El Essawy : Hisham Elessawy, M.Sc. World class Product Designer and interior architect - Founder of HEDS & Vice chairman of EHEC (the Egyptian Handicrafts Export Council). After graduating from the faculty of Fine Arts in Zamalek, Hisham El-Essawy sought to reinforce his career in Interior and Furniture Design by perusing his Study at Möbel Akademie in Berlin, where he got his diplomas in Design Intelligence, interior & furniture design and became a world class designer, mentor and Lecturer. Furthermore, he followed his passion to intensify his knowledge in Design intelligence by finishing another Diploma in Creative Problem Solving at Minnesota University in the USA. Hisham is holding dual master degrees from The American University in Cairo and PLOMI in Design and sustainability offering green solutions for architecture, interior design and Furniture design and manufacturing. As he returned back to Egypt, he co-founded the EDG (Egyptian Designers Guild) to develop interior design and furniture industry in Egypt. Hisham who has over Eighteen years of experience in interior architecture and furniture, He is certified from EU as a professional interior architect and Product Design Instructor, has also worked as consultant for the Egyptian ministry of Industry, UNIDO, German Chamber and various Furniture and Design entities.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Enable people to live better life via design.

ORGANIZATION:
HEDS

EDUCATION:
2018, Sustainable Development & Design, M.Sc.,The American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo/EGYPT
2015, Product Design Diploma, Möbel Akademie, Berlin/GERMANY.
2012, Creative Problem Solving Diploma, University of Minnesota, Minnesota/USA.
2002, Bc. Interior Architecture, Fine arts college, Cairo/EGYPT.

EXPERIENCE:
2019, Vice Chairman of EHEC (the Egyptian Handicrafts Export Council), Cairo/EGYPT.
2018-Present, Design for Sustainability lecturer, AUC, Cairo/EGYPT.
2015-2016, Design consultant, UNIDO, Cairo/EGYPT.
2015-Present, Founder, HEDS Academy, Cairo/EGYPT.
2014-Present, lecturer, Möbel Akademie, Berlin/GERMANY.
2002-Present, Designer,HEDS, Cairo/EGYPT.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2019, Cairo Design Award, Ritz Carlton, Cairo/EGYPT
2019, The Design Show, Dusit Thani, Cairo/EGYPT

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2020, VIP pavilion, Turathna Exhibition, with Egyptian designers, Cairo/EGYPT.

EVENTS:
2021, Cofounder, Cairo Designathon, Cairo/EGYPT
2020, Design Partner, Karim Rashid x Mobilia, Cairo/EGYPT
2021, Cofounder, Cairo Designathon, Cairo/EGYPT

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2019, Aquaponics: a sustainable alternative to conventional agriculture in Egypt - a pilot scale investigation, Springer, Hisham El-Essawy, Cairo, Egypt, (2019) 26:15872-15883

ACCOLADES:
2021, Top Ten Designers of Egypt, IDS, Cairo/EGYPT.
2020, Top Ten Designers of Egypt, El Best Magazine, Cairo/EGYPT.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Arabic (Native)
English (Near Native)
German (Intermediate)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
AutoCAD,Expert.
Sketchup, Expert
Photoshop, Expert

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2021, TEDx, TEDx Cairo/EGYPT
2020, Interior Design School, Cairo/EGYPT
2020, Furniture Design, Architecture school, Cairo/EGYPT
2020, The Architecture summit, Greek Campus/Cairo/EGYPT
2019, Design Trends, Coventry University/Cairo/EGYPT.
2018, The Design Show, Cairo/EGYPT.
2015, Designdustry conference, Damietta/EGYPT.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2019, Egyptian Handicrafts Export Council, Cairo/EGYPT.
2013, Egyptian Designers Guild, Cairo/EGYPT.
2003, Fine Arts syndicate, Cairo/EGYPT.

COLLECTIONS:
2021, Great Egyptian Museum, Cairo/EGYPT.

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2021, IDS completion, Cairo/EGYPT.
2021, Karim Rashid x Mobilia, Cairo/EGYPT - juror with Karim Rashid.
2020, Turathna, Cairo/EGYPT.

HOBBIES:
playing piano, accordion, drawing, designing, reading, travel, swimming and knowledge transfer

CLIENTELE:
2021, Egyptian Museum in Cairo, antiques display units, museum renovation.
2021, Dubai Expo 2020, Egyptian bazar design,

WEB SITE:
www.hedsdesigns.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.behance.net/hishamsamy1

REGISTRATION DATE:
2021-03-14 23:11:52

COUNTRY:
Egypt

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Hisham El Essawy


Khepri Lighting Unit

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2020
Hisham Elessawy for Heds

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