At Design Days Dubai 2015, young designer Aljoud Lootah presented The Oru Series, a collection of geometric furniture and decorative objects inspired by ancient Japanese art of origami.
The limited edition series is crafted from teak wood, felt and copper and features a table lamp, a chair, a decorative mirror and a cabinet with an exposed shelving unit.
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Aljoud Lootah says “The idea behind the designs is to show that folding a flat, two-dimensional sheet can create aesthetically appealing and functional three-dimensional forms. I have always been fascinated by paper engineering and I prefer to work and manipulate materials with my own hands. That’s why Oru felt such a natural direction to me”.
Aljoud Lootah is a multidisciplinary designer based in Dubai with a keen interest in the idea of contrasts in form and function. She composes her creations by mixing traditional silhouettes & concepts with modern elements. Patterns, folds and geometric shapes are at the heart of her inspiration. As a product designer, she has been involved in projects that distinctly interpret Emirati culture, traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design.
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