Walid Nasrala Dry Wata Towel Hanger
Dry Wata Towel Hanger is Bronze Design Award winner in 2014 - 2015 Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Award Category.
Dry Wata Towel Hanger

Dry Wata is a simple looking tube that looks like a water tap but is actually a towel hanger. Its proximity to the wash basin and to the actual water tap emphasizes the gimmick behind the concept of the product making it look like you're actually drying your hands with water. The hook system is designed to hold the towel's weight but easily lets it go when pulled out by hand. Several prototypes of the hook system piece were printed in 3D technology to achieve an efficient end result

Dry Wata Towel Hanger
Walid Nasrala Dry Wata
Walid Nasrala Towel Hanger
Walid Nasrala design

WHAT THEY DO WonderEight’s practices range from brand creation, to visual identity design, brochures, posters, packaging, stands, signage, graphic decoration, communications, above & below the line campaigns, marketing strategy, online and ambient media buying, copywriting, creative copy and design consultancy. They also design and develop websites and interactive solutions, advanced UX, Apps, animation and game design. They specialize as well in Illustration and character creation. ABOUT WONDEREIGHT WonderEight is a Beirut based design agency, working for international and local companies who like to challenge their customers and want to be different and daring. Benefiting from their cultural diversity, they innovate in the fields of branding and visual communication. Their strategic location in the gate of the Middle East allows them to bridge between western and eastern brands and to create concepts that work in their environment while introducing new ways of cocreation. Founded in 1999 by Nasrala brothers Boudy and Walid, today, with Karim Abourizk also on board it gathers a handful of highly skilled creative designers, web developers and marketing strategists who enjoy a bespoke work environment, made to inspire and interact with the local design and art community. This creative space regroups a design agency, a prototyping workshop a facility for trainings and talks, a handpicked book library and an art exhibition space. This multifaceted environment keeps on renewing itself and creates a constant synergy between the WonderEight team, their clients, and the public. PROTOTYPING WORKSHOP An experimental lab where designers design and prototype objects, prints and accessories they’re inspired to create. It’s equipped with tools and machinery to handcraft and realize our ideas from sketches to prototypes, whereas the bigger pieces are produced in neighboring workshops of the industrial city they’re located in; a perfect harmony between their design company and its surrounding environment. WORKSHOP GALLERY Workshop gallery is a new independent exhibition space for contemporary art, hosted within WonderEight’s premises to complete the building’s gestalt. From its modest 14.3 sqm, it puts the emergent Lebanese and international artists under the spot light, in a mission to encourage the diversity and experimentation of art in the region. THE LIBRARY WonderEight’s workshop also includes a handpicked library of the books that inspire the team. It is open to the public for rental and is constantly updated. These books cover design as well as photography, architecture, marketing and more. E/ROOM TALKS AND TRAINING A facility where WonderEight’s team members give talks and trainings to visitors, covering subjects from their work experience. It also hosts guest speakers and tutors, with access to all the building’s facilities. The E/Room programs are open for all applicants and are constantly updated on WonderEight’s website. The E/Room is the first room to use‘s EcoBoard® and is mostly built from recycled and recuperated material (42 eco-boards equivalent to 153,972 supermarket plastic bags). The roof also collects rainwater in tanks, with which they water their garden.