For the stairs, I was inspired by old Islamic rail-less staircases found in Old Cairo. Though Hanan was concerned initially, she was comforted by the handrail against the wall, inspired by David Chipperfield’s iconic handrails. Below the staircase, I created loads of storage space with push to open doors. I continued the doors alongside the wall to hide the kitchenette. Though the kitchenette is beautiful with its minimal lines and natural materials, I wanted the people in the meeting to focus on each other, the plasma TV (that uses an arm so that those on the sofa can also watch) and the massive brainstorming wall. Moreover, I liked the idea of mirrored walls with different materials along the two main sides of the space.