A Furniture Collection Inspired by Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

06.13.14 | By
A Furniture Collection Inspired by Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

Inspired by the ancient mysteries of the Egyptian desert, Sand Family is a new collection of furniture designed by Robert Giacomucci for EMPORIUM. Using a light teak wooden finish, the furniture mimics ancient pyramids of Giza, even down to their alabaster finish that was said to reflect sunlight during the darkest nights. By using satin methacrylate to recreate the translucent effect of alabaster, each piece ends up having a rather elegant effect.

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MayaBay is a sideboard with two sliding doors that have the alabaster look, thereby leaving the contents inside hidden.

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Varadero is a console meant for your media devices, equipped with a spacious storage shelf and a sliding shutter to protect from dust.

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Waikiki is a set of stackable modules in different sizes with wheels that help keep it portable but also connect to each other.

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Boracay is a set of floating shelves that have colored vertical bands and an intriguing, purposefully bent figure.

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Cancun is a simple and multipurpose storage unit with sand-blasted and anti-scratch methacrylate and works as a side table for any room.

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Finally, the collection is topped off with Cayococo, a minimal clothes hanger that shines with the alabaster-like methacrylate.

After surviving a quarter life crisis, Nanette went from working in healthcare canadian meds to pursuing her loves of design, food and writing. During the day she works in social media marketing, by night she writes for Design Milk. You can find more of her work at