born in 1960 Cairo, Egypt
. received a bachelor degree in industrial design from Carleton University, Canada in 1982.
. completed his postgraduate studies in Italy.
. has an honorary doctorate from the Ontario College of Art & Design and Corcoran College of Art & Design.
. has works being featured in 20 permanent collections of famous museums around the world, including MoMA in New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
. has created over 2000 designs, including projects ranging from interior, fashion, furniture, lighting art and music to installations.
. is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences world-wide.
. lives and works in New York managing his own studio which has a manifestation of a belief in virtual computer-based creation.
. is known for wearing white and pink.
Red Dot distinction for high design quality, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
GOOD DESIGN Award 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Interior Design Best of Year Product Design Honoree, 2009
Special Pentaward for creativity in packaging design, 2009
Best of Canada for Product Design, 2009
Popai Gold Medal for Technics and Innovation, 2009
Actualidad Economica award for Best Ideas of the Year, 2009
Cersaie Award, 2008
IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award Silver, 2008
Compasso d'Oro Award, 2008
ADEX Award for Design Excellence, 2008, 2007
D&D Building's Stars of Design: Best Product Designer 2007
I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review Honorable Mention Packaging, 2007
International Furnishings and Design Association Circle of Excellence Awards, 2007
Fifi Awards Best Packaging, Women's Prestige & Fragrance of the Year, Nouveau Niche, 2007
iF product design award, 2007
Pratt Legend Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award Bronze, 2006
Time Magazine Best Products of 2005
Arp 3 Couch, 1997, for Idee
Kid Chair, 1997, for Fasem
Oh Chair, 1999, for Umbra Inc.
Plomb Vase, 2000, for Serralunga
Chorus Candelabra, 2002, for Umbra Inc.
Frog Chair, 2002, for Frighetto Industrie
Pebble Seat Light, 2004, for FEEK
Orgo Hanger, 2006, for Normann Copenhagen