Emirati origami: A new addition to Aljoud Lootah’s Oru collection

 

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Japanese ancient art meets Middle East tradition: multidisciplinary designer and artist Aljoud Lootah has added a black version to her Oru lamp, as part of the”Oru Series” she introduced during the Dubaï Design Days 2015. Her collection of geometric furniture and decorative objects take inspiration from origami forms. The name “Oru” originates from the Japanese verb “to fold”, and the idea behind the Aljoud’s designing process was to generate, from a flat, 2-dimensional sheet, an aesthetically appealing and functional 3-dimensional form. (…)

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The products, with their faceted design looking like complex folds but with sophisticated simplicity, are a modern interpretation of an ancient form of art. Aljoud Lootah has been involved in projects that interpret certain aspects of the Emirati culture, mixing traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design (bespoke objects, furniture, retail and residential interior projects).

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