Biography

Eng. Mohamed Sherif, “Art Heritage” C.E.O., is an heir to a family of artists, where almost every member practiced and appreciated fine arts. He definitely had a brilliant heritage as his family business in furniture making dates back to 1920. Eng. Mohamed is rooted to truly talented ancestors, being a grandson to Eng. Youssef Khafagi, the Head of Antiquities Restoration Department at the Supreme Egyptian Council of Antiquities. Eng. Khafagi did the ancient Egyptian mummies, temple walls’ restoration job himself; where he treated Pharaonic golden monuments and precious stones.  The chair in the picture is one of the earliest products of Eng. Mohamed Sherif family business, designed by his grandfather Eng. Youssef Khafagi. Eng. Mohamed’s mother and his uncles have been professional practitioners of fine arts in different fields. "Art Heritage", the company name, is the expression of the inherited art in the family's generations. Eng. Mohamed Sherif enrolled in the furniture business at the age of 16, in his uncle’s furniture factory and started designing at a very young age, as he possessed enough talent to place him among much older designers. He became the Chief of the Designing Department in the factory at the age of 17, and continued until he started his own furniture making business. Eng. Mohamed polished his talent with academic education; he completed his diploma in interior decorating from U.S.A. Eng. Mohamed’s designs have always been truly appreciated especially when he introduced his Art Nouveau style design for a palace door at the International Design Award, A’Design Award, Italy. His designs for the Art Nouveau style door and The Royal Handle earned him the award in 2010-2011, 2014-2015 and 2016-2017 competitions.

Eng. Mohamed Sherif founded “Art Heritage”; a furniture company that designs and manufactures handmade replica of antique furniture masterpieces and designs furniture pieces and sets that definitely appeal to fine arts appreciators worldwide.  “Art Heritage” is a furniture design and production company that produces handmade replica of classic masterpieces originated in the old eras through the fourteenth century up to the eighteenth century.   In addition, production of unique masterpiece designs that were drawn but never manufactured by designers due to details complexity. As an example, designs in the famous Thomas Chippendale book ‘‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director’’.    “Art Heritage” also produces handmade furniture for furnishing palaces, villas, office furniture and cladding up to a very high standard quality and design. As for uniqueness, “Art Heritage” applies genuine classic hand craft techniques on furniture with our own designs and concepts. “Art Heritage” is a family business that depends on inherited skills since four past generations, based on innovation and refinement by modern art education and outstanding skilled workmanship.