WHO WE ARE

 

We are a Jordan-based design studio and consultancy founded in 2013, led by Sahar Madanat and a growing multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers. We work to create products that exist to solve a need, enhance an experience, faciliate a higher quality of life through the development of innovative solutions to everyday living.

“We improve product competitiveness by developing ergonomics, functionality, aesthetics and feasability”

ABOUT SAHAR

 

Considered by many as a pioneer in product design in the Middle East, Sahar has won many prestigious international design competitions where her work was exhibited globally.

With over a decade of experience in the field, she has worked with regional and international clients developing innovative and award winning solutions. Sahar’s success is a testament to her quest for creating design solutions that aim to improve the quality of life. She also continues her efforts in developing new talent and inspiring design thinking in the region through talks, mentoring, workshops and using design to empower under privileged communities.

AWARDS

 

In our few years of operation, our work has received global recognition and won over 20 prestigious international design awards for outstanding innovation and design.

We aim to continuously create products that are not only award worthy, but also exist to solve a need, enhance an experience, facilitate a lifestyle, and even save lives.

EXPLORE DESIGN AWARDS BY YEAR

2017
Audi Innovation Award
First Place Winner – One Handed Plate Set
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A’Design Award
Winner – Salt & Pepper Shaker
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2015
Red Dot Design Awards
Red Dot Award – Push Pin Tray
Red Dot Design Award
Honourable Mention – Plate-Oh
Spark Awards – Product / Cause
Silver Award- One-Handed Tableware Set

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Spark Awards – Product / Cause
Finalist, Push-Pin Tray

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Spark Awards – Product / Health
Finalist, One-Handed Tableware Set

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Spark Awards – Product / Health
Finalist, Push-Pin Tray

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A’ Design Award & Competition
Gold Winner – One Handed Plate Set

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A’ Design Award & Competition
Winner – PushPin Tray

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2014
Spark Awards: Product
Finalist -Sand Art Revival Table Lamps

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Spark Awards: Concept
Finalist – Jumix

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2013
A’ Design Award & Competition
Winner, Silver Award. Plate Oh

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A’ Design Award & Competition
Winner, Silver Award. Salt & Pepper Shaker

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2012
IDEA Awards
Finalist. Plate Oh

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Red Dot Design Award
Winner. Red dot: concept. Heart Aid

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A’ Design Award & Competition
Winner, Gold Award. Sand Art Revival Project

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A’ Design Award & Competition
Winner, Silver Award. Heart Aid

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UNESCO Handmade Objects Competition
Winner 1st place. Sand Art Revival Project.

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2011
Spark Awards: Concept
Winner, Spark! Award. Heart Aid

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Spark Awards: Concept
Winner, Silver Award. Plate Oh

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A’ Design Award & Competition
Winner. Milan, Italy. Vanilla Lounge Chair

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Green Dot Awards
Honorable Mention. Plate-Oh

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Design for a Cause Competition
Winner. T-Shirt design for underprivileged women
 
2008
 
GeoDesign Project & Competition
Winner. Torino World Design Capital

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PRESS

Featured on Yanko Design

2017

Featured on Dezeen

2017

Sahar Madanat wins Audi Innovation Award

2017

 

Design MENA

2017

 

Wamda

2016

Amman Design Week Articles

2016

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LATEST NEWS

Amman Design Week

October 2017

Launched PressFit at Amman Design Week, 2017

Audi Innovation Award Winner

March 2017

The first Audi Innovation Award for the Middle East was presented to Sahar Madanat from Jordan at the opening of Design Days Dubai for her ‘One-Handed Tableware Set’ design with second and third places being awarded to local UAE based designers, Mansour Attia and Nick Karinzaidis for a ‘Metro-bike fly-over’ proposal and a ‘Gaudi style responsive bath system’ respectively.

Amman Design Week

September 2016

Sahar Madanat Design Studio participated in the first launch of Amman Design Week. Our display of five different products in the “Hangar” Exhibition represented how industrial design can be used to create innovative and beautiful solutions for everyday life. We also exhibited in the Raghadan Crafts District, where we displayed our Sand Art Revival installation. The concept of the space was to showcase how sand art can be revved through design. It included handmade sand art table lamps and a lighting installation of more than 200 recycled incandescent bulbs filled with sand art.

Human Centered Design – Amman Design Week

September 2016

Local designer Sahar Madanat introduces audiences to her work and talks about what it means to design for people and tailor products to their specific needs. Through her work, she has learned to create emotional connections between users and products and offer tailored and empathetic solutions. She explains her design process explained using real examples of innovative and customized product designs.

Autodesk Gallery Exhibition

November 2015

‘One-handed plate set’ project was awarded a silver medal in the international SPARK AWARDS competition and was chosen among the awarded designs to be exhibited at the prestigious Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.

Mashreq School

May 2015

We were invited to give a talk to the 4th grade students by their teacher, Mrs.Hanadi Kadura, at the Mashrek International School. Our talk covered topics such as design for future generations and design for disability, to help the students with their ‘Innovations and Technology for the Disabled’ class project.

Dubai Design District

November 2014

We were invited to be part of a delegation of Jordanian creatives lead by Mohamed Al Borno on a tour of Dubai Design District, D3 for their designer Insights session.

Design Thinking Workshop – MIT Enterprise Forum

November 2014

We were invited to give a talk about Design Thinking by the MIT Enterprise Forum, Pan Arab Region, during the MENA ICT forum, where we challenged the audience to a task involving designing tableware for the disabled.

A’Design Award Winners‘ Exhibition

April 2012

A’Design Award winners’ exhibition at the MOOD – Museum of Outstanding Design in Como Italy, where our winning designs Sand Art table lamps (Gold) and Heart Aid (Silver) where showcased among the other winners. The A’ Design Award & Competitions’ Winner Design Exhibition is open to the public.

GeoDesign Exhibition

July 2008

Our work was showcased in the Torino World Design Capital Exhibition in Palafuksas, Torino, Italy that included among its participant’s world famous designers, the Japanese Naoto Fukasawa, the Brazilian Campana brothers, Jasper Morrison from Britain, and many others. We participated with the GeoDesign project, where we were asked by the city to work with a local community and design a sustainable solution for their specific needs.