Impassioned by the Phoenix- Dactilifera or the date palm tree, Amer Awadalla established the " Palm Workshop" in 1997, in Aswan - Upper Egypt. This young carpenter and designer embarked on a major research work on the many sophisticated facets of the Orient as the Moushrabeyia.
A trip to Europe reinforced his desire to develop his expertise in using wood of palm tree and date palm fibers, so far untapped potential. In his choice of the lines and shapes, Amer Awadalla is inspired by the rural oriental tradition existing along the banks of the Nile as well as of Egypt's past history. He puts a great effort to give a modern vision to the daily Egyptian objects existing from the pharaonic era to our present days. To begin with the choice of a modest base up to careful finishing, his elegant creations performed with requirement, without glue and nails are full of finesse and have successfully ennobled the modest wood of palm tree.
In the highest of it blossoming creativity, " the Palm workshop" offer scents and jewelry boxes, frames, wall lamps, furniture (tables, seats, partitions, shelves, etc.). All those works are manufactured with the spirit and force of an up-to-date vision to tradition where nature and refinement are parallel with beauty. The expertise and know-how of Amer Awadalla allow him to fulfill unusual demands to the designers – decorators and his clients; combining novelty and exclusivity. Thus some of his creations are unique pieces or in limited edition.
Amer Awadalla is keen in creating new generations of skillful craftsman bearing in mind the effect it has on the development of society and also a sense regarding the preservation of the Egyptian environment.
Our presentation is not intended exhaustive since the main objective of the workshop is to create furniture and decorative objects from wood and palm fibers. Amer Awadalla , carpenter and designer wants to keep the creative sides as a priority and put an emphasis on the uniqueness of his pieces . Indeed , the client is always more sensitive to the fact of not finding the same piece of art with another person.
By principle the "Palm Workshop" don't do mass production but individualized and unique creations, with whom he is very demanding on the work done both in the manufacturing process and assembly since we do not use glue or nails. We make some objects in direct contact with the client to fully customize each work to the client's wishes and the use he intends for it (veranda, bedroom, living room).
However, at request of the customer and this according of a principle of uniformity of all, we can produce some identical pieces. This will be the case of seats that can be produced on an identical model by 2, 4 or 6 or wall.