The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards 2017: Home Store Award Winners
In the Designer & High-End Fashion category of the Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards, we spoke about how the winners had incited, contributed to and upheld Cairo’s growing awareness of fashion. You can say the same about the winners of in the Home Store category, when it comes to both home accessories and products.
In this category, we celebrate the shops ad brands that supplied us with items that add a personal touch to the place we call home.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Home Accessories Award
Beit Matta’s designs are not for the faint-hearted – it’s not who you turn to if you’re looking for something to blend into the background. Peter Matta’s pieces are wildly colourful, playfully edgy and add a touch of fun to any home. So successful are the Egyptian-made pieces that they’re being sold in Mykonos.
Not only the place to go when if you are looking for a chic fashion item to add to your wardrobe, Boho Gallery, which is one of the first concept stores in Egypt, is also where you can find a bunch of cool items to spice up your home; from trays of all shapes and sizes, to pop art paintings and cushions.
Apart from the place’s collection of beautiful handmade items that covers everything from fashion to furniture, Creative Egypt, in Mohandiseen, serves a good cause; preserving the Egyptian traditional handcrafts, while marketing them in a modern way that appeals to the consumer.
Never one to blindly and crassly follow trends, Zamalek’s Caravanserai has been steadfast in its own style and vision for years, offering a modern minimalistic touch in creating original, unique pieces.
There are but a few places in Cairo that appreciates the fact that a house must reflect its owner’s character and Design Emporium in Zamalek is one of them. You simply count on the brilliant minds there and high-end quality products the places offer if you’re considering a house makeover.
Whether a remodeling solution or piece of furniture, Eklego merges functionality and simplicity while maintaining a modern aesthetic value in its work – an equation that has made it one of the most acclaimed names in the business.
While many places tend to offer overpriced handmade products, Fair Trade Egypt was established to deliver the same range of products but with a fair price for both of the consumer and the producer, from textiles and glassware to leather products and fashion items..
Almost every house in Maadi has an item or two that was bought from Kaf Fatma; simply because the place has a huge collection of home accessories that caters to every taste and need, whether it’s an Oriental-inspired mug or a funky polka dot cushion with Audrey Hepburn on it.
Founded in 1994 by Egyptian interior designer, Victor El Sobky, MAKAN offers a wide range of creative home solutions that eloquently translates the Egyptian spirit, but with a modern, functional touch. MAKAN Interiors also has a line of home accessories of the same style, sold at its outlet in Zamalek.
Nahla Tahan’s hidden gem in Zamalek, Nillens offers a collection of chic bedding, towels and home wear that are both locally produced and made of 100% Egyptian cotton in outstanding quality and creative design.
Health & Beauty Store Awards
Apart from gathering a humongous amount of home, beauty and pharmaceutical products, Bloom is also a haven for all the mommies out there with the huge variety of quality products that will help her take care of their little ones.
Offering products that carry quirky scents like a freshly-baked cupcake or a luscious Pina Colada, Body Bakes has helped to lessen reliance on harmful chemical-packed products with its range of natural products.
In addition to offering quality Egyptian cotton goods, Nefertari’s 100% natural beauty products and Pharaonic-inspired approach has made it a trailblazer in its field and kept it one of the most popular brands and shops of its kind.
Check out all this year’s Cairo 360 Editor’s Choice Award Winners here and stay tuned for more on the best that Egypt’s capital has to offer!