ProtoPieces: An Exhibition of Furniture Work Designed and Fabricated at the American University of Sharjah.

ProtoPieces is an exhibition of furniture work designed and fabricated by students from the College of Architecture Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah. Under the tutelage of Assistant Professor and Designer Ammar Kalo in his IDE 335 Furniture Design Basics Class (Fall of 2017), each of the 12 students worked developed unique pieces of furniture that explore a specific type of joint or detail. Over the course of several months students carried their designs through various stages of conceptualisation, prototyping, and, ultimately, fabrication. The exhibition will also showcase a number of sketches, prototypes, and scale models developed during the design process.

Names of Participating Students: Bishoy Abd El Nour, Randa Abdelkarim, Shahd Abdul-Ghani, Tasnim Al Tinawi, Dalia Aldubaisy, Omer Alraee, Nariman Elnaggar, Nermin Hegazy, Sara Halawi, Hussein Hijazi, Jana Nassreddine, Samar Sharif.

About Ammar Kalo
Ammar Kalo is a designer and architect based in Sharjah, UAE, and the Director of Labs at the College of Architecture Art and Design, American University of Sharjah. His work interrogates the relationship between digital technology and traditional craft. In 2016 the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York acquired two pieces, Stratum and N-bowl, for its permanent collection.