L’Atelier: Cairo Home Accessory Showroom with French-Egyptian Flair
15, Ahmed Sabry St.
11:30am - 7:30pm (Except for Fridays & Saturdays, 2:00pm - 7:30pm)
Alia El Askalany
With all the new and
young designer concepts and home accessory shops opening around Cairo lately, L’Atelier has definitely
brought something different to the table.
The brainchild of French and Egyptian designers, L’Atelier ccupyies a charming
apartment on Ahmed Sabry Street in Zamalek. The showroom has a very clean,
creative and eclectic feel to it and displays a variety of furniture and
home accessory pieces, as well as jewellery collections, bags, bed throws and cushions.
Among the first items that this reviewer noticed were the funky coloured
dining room chairs for between 1000LE and 2000LE. Originally
purchased in Ismailia and manufactured in Alexandria, the quality and finishing
of the pieces are excellent and the fabric colours along with the wood match
perfectly in a very funky setting.
have also created a brand called ‘Jeelna’
(Arabic for Our Generation), a collection of funky items with a French-Egyptian design theme. Among their signature
items are pillows with Egyptian pop art on one side and a plain velvet material
on the other (180LE).
A variety of original
clay and pottery itemsare on display, including mugs, vases and ashtrays in very warm colours
and different sizes for between 15LE and 60LE. They also have a cool collection of
Egyptian kleem carpets in both wool and cotton ranging between 95LE and 400LE.
A jewellery collection
by Faten El Rouby takes up a wing of the showroom. The jewellery items are mainly
made of silver and semi-precious stones; items such as rings range between 195LE and 300LE,
earrings range between 200LE and 500LE, while necklaces with semi-precious
stone range around 1000LE.
L’Atelier also has a
fine collection of pure leather wallets (around 130LE) and bags in very good
finishing and a variety of colours (240LE).
There’s also a small
but extremely appealing Afghani jewellery collection that features pendants
with little dangling bells and semi-precious stones for up to 300LE.
For the bohemian and
artistic bunch among you, the showroom hosts a gorgeous collection of Indian
patchwork quilts and bed throws, for approximately 1800LE. Prices also can vary
according to the size and amount of patch work on the piece.
L’Atelier also offers
customising services for any piece of furniture or home accessory if desired. The
showroom will also host a variety of art exhibitions in the coming months,
which will be announced in advance via their Facebook group. So if you can, drop by this charming showroom
and breathe in the French-Egyptian feel that L’Atelier has to offer.