&CAIRO is a new brand of furniture that launched during Cairo’s first design fair at the +20 Egypt Design and Furnex Exhibition. &CAIRO began when brothers Cherif and Ramy Makram decided to expand their family furniture manufacturing business through creation of a new brand. Influenced by the city the brothers live in and love, &CAIRO’s first collection is a fresh and emotional one that gathers pieces by designers from all over the world. I’d keep my eyes on them — their first collection appears very promising.

Pictured above is the L Lounge designed by Karim Mekhtigian, which mixes and matches styles to become a coherent whole — a good representation of the city of Cairo. The lounge has two surfaces, each side is upholstered with a different color of leather portraying the multiple sides of the city. The seat also comes into several versions combining goblin or canvas with leather.

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Nut Table by Cherif Makram

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ZigZag Bookshelf designed by Viable London

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Flow Table by Leonard Bila

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E Table and K Table by Cherif Makram

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Margo Table by Cherif Makram

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Prop Console designed by Viable London

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Tea Table Set by Cherif Makram

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Utchat Stools by Rami Makram

Photos by Ahmed Zaatar.