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Space+ aims to sustain more convenient, wide, and customizable spaces. The project revolves around the concept of modularity applied in the design of furniture units. Everything is made out of smaller building units that coherently work to define the accumulative properties and utility of an object. The project aims to break these boundaries, and grant the user the opportunity to re-imagine a whole shape into other variations. It also provides the components the freedom to serve independent functions, and thus achieves maximum utility and convenience. The project mainly consists of four units, each of which has its individual properties, but retains the capability of acting as a part of a whole. The units can be gathered to create numerous possibilities according to the context it is occupying. Modularity also serves space, since it grants the option of deciding the size of furniture based on the space it shall occupy by simply adding or removing units. It is mainly targeted to fulfill the utilities substantial to living and dining areas. One of the units provides a shelf and another a TV unit. Since nobody uses the conventional huge dining table anymore, even if it is available at their homes, the other two units integrates a mechanism that facilitates using them for eating and studying. The mechanism provides a solution that matches the contemporary needs of people, by allowing the surface of the normal coffee table to elevate and reach the proper ergonomic dimension for a person to eat or study. The four units, thus, are light, modular, versatile, and multi-functional, which are the main features required in furniture for small apartments.


Arts Department

First Advisor

Ahmad Saqfalhait

Second Advisor

Bahia Shehab

Third Advisor

Ghalia Elsrakbi

Committee Member 1

Bassem Yousri

Committee Member 2

Engy Aly

Committee Member 3

Mahamad Khalil



Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval

Not necessary for this item


This project is part of “ Zoom in Keda- Fourth Graduating Class of Graphic Design Students-The American University in Cairo – Class 2018-2019” catalog. Several global cities have acquired an international rep¬utation as design education hubs by acknowledging the importance of education planning and early learning ex¬periences through providing a structured career path and aligning design skills with the economy’s various needs. Our 8 years old Graphic Design program at the Ameri¬can University in Cairo aims to follow the same strategy, mentoring students on how to channel their creativity and knowledge into reshaping their communities, leaving a positive imprint on their society. Four design segments have been commonly defined in the MENA region’s design sector; namely: Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Industrial/Product Design. The title for the fourth design seniors show was “Zoom in Keda “. As with the previous 3 exhibitions, the title builds on the graphic design language in Egyptian vernacular cul¬ture. “Zoom in Keda” is a commonly used phrase in the de¬sign field, told when one wishes to examine the micro de¬tails of a design on screen. The exhibition was held at the AUC Sharjah Art Gallery on December 2nd, 2018, where bachelor projects completed by the fourth graduating class of Graphic Design students were displayed.


This record describes an artistic or creative work which was prepared as part of a course of study at the American University of Cairo. The creators retain all rights to the original artistic or creative works described herein.

Publication Date

Fall 12-2-2018

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