Aljoud Lootah is a multi-disciplinary designer based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, whose work explores the realms of product design and bespoke corporate gifts. With a keen interest in the idea of contrasts in form and function, Aljoud Lootah composes her creations by mixing traditional silhouettes and concepts with modern elements. Patterns, folds and geometric shapes are at the heart of her inspiration. Her creative drive comes from a passion for detail, aesthetics, and experimental approaches to materials and techniques.
For Design Days Dubai 2015, these interests are further explored through the use of forms and patterns. In “The Oru Series”, a collection of geometric furniture and decorative objects, pieces take inspiration from origami forms. The name “Oru” originates from the Japanese words “to fold”, and the idea behind the designs is to show that folding a flat, two-dimensional sheet can create aesthetically appealing functional three-dimensional forms. The multi-faceted products with their complex folds coupled with sophisticated simplicity, are a modern interpretation of an ancient form of art.
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