Karim Mekhtigian (1964, Cairo, Egypt) started his professional career as an Interior Designer and Art Director for several reputable companies. Determined to put his experience into practice he entered the world of design by creating his own design studio “Dessilk” in Paris. After moving back to Cairo, Mekhtigian founded “Alchemy Design Studio” in 1997, offering a wide range of design services including architecture/interior design, product design, art direction and design management. Winning a leading spot in the Egyptian contemporary design universe, his interiors grace numerous commercial venues throughout Cairo and are extremely demanded by the elite of Egypt’s society. Mekhtigian has also been designing furniture for the past two decades, his works include collaborations with international brands.