Exhibition of contemporary furniture work designed and fabricated by Ammar Kalo and students at the American University of Sharjah.
The exhibition produced under the tutelage of Assistant Professor and Designer Ammar Kalo, will showcase sketches, prototypes, and scale models developed during the design process in his IDE 335 Furniture Design Basics Class. Over the course of several months each of the 12 students carried their designs through various stages of conceptualisation, prototyping and fabrication working to develop unique pieces of furniture that explore a specific type of joint or detail.
About the Designers
The 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 were led by Ammar Kalo; a designer and architect based in Sharjah, 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.
All images copyright of Ammar Kalo.
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