Object: Table lamp, 2011
Description: Metal structure, wool ‘Egaal’, brass wire | Dimensions: 22cm (base diameter) x 70cm
Not only inspired by memories and imagery, I am also driven by my curiosity to experiment with new materials, even if they are uncommon. I want to be daring and different. The ARABI line came about as a result of an experiment using the Egaal – the black headband worn by Arab men. These Egaal made pieces are first-of-its-kind – a breakthrough innovative portrayal of this fashion item. The evolution of ARABI into lighting combines both an experiment with materials and a design story. The ARABI table lamp design was inspired by the ‘fanar’ lantern, a traditional symbol of illumination that is still used today with modern bulbs used to illuminate architecture that is in the old Arabian style. This is the first time I have ventured into a lighting design and as such is a limited line that fuses an innovative material with fashion and lighting.