Karim El Hayawan

Karim El Hayawan and Nehal Leheta, Cofounders and principal designers of Design
Point studios Interiors & Architecture. Specializing in high end residential,
landscape and commercial projects, as well as set design, event design and product design.

The studios’ diverse design ethos stems from the diversity of the founders interests,
in addition to founding Design Point Studios-in Cairo in 2002
El Hayawan is continuously inspired by his hometown Cairo, relentlessly seeking
visual vocabulary that defines the complexities of the ever-expanding urban metropolis.
Ultimately,photography serves as his narrative tool to reveal commonalities in
collective experiences of life, with the key theme of his work being the concept of
“universal metaphors”.
His work has been exhibited at the “Contemporary Arab Photography Biennale” at
the Institut Du Monde Arabe inParis, The Grid Cape Town Biennale in South Africa,
the off-Biennale in Cairo titled “Something Else”, Abu Dhabi Art at Hafez
Gallery, Cite Internationale Des Arts Paris, Art D’Egypt and Darb1718 in Cairo,
in addition to the Egyptian pavilion at Dak’art Biennale. His work has been featured
in numerous publications throughout the region.

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