An interactive public art installation by Apical Reform and the American Hardwood Export Council.

Trapeza is an interactive, modular installation made from American tulipwood which will be exhibited throughout Dubai Design Week 2018 in the public outdoor area in front of AR Gallery in Dubai Design District (d3).

The modular components of the installation will be laid out on the pavement and artificial grass outside the gallery in the shape of a question mark, and a large, tilted, elevated mirror above will allow visitors to see and photograph Trapeza in plan.

The design for the installation was conceived by Apical Reform, and its objective is to raise awareness of the versatility, colour and beauty of American tulipwood when used as a building material.

This project is sponsored by the American Hardwood Export Council.

About Apical Reform
Founded in 2011, Apical Reform is a collaborative design studio dedicated to creating immersive experiences led by art and innovation in production technology. In just a few years, the studio has found a definitive creative voice, designing everything from collectible furniture to bespoke design-art pieces. The studio consists of a group of young, forward-thinking creatives making an honest inquiry into how design intervention can transcend the mundane into a singularly extraordinary experience. Innovation and technology are the foundations from which the Apical Reform designers approach their métier.

Principal and founder Amrish Patel’s vision is fuelled by a constant endeavour to seek the highest order of quality with an innate design sensibility. Director Darshan Soni received his architectural education from one of the most respected design schools in Asia, the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), India. An avid photographer, Soni finds his inspiration in multiplicity and parametric designs. Together, the duo guides the studio to manifest one-of-a-kind design objects that go beyond their material worth. By lending a poetic quality to life, these works are design icons of the future.

Apical Reform is based in India, and AR Gallery was inaugurated in Dubai Design District (d3) in 2017.