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The design pieces that Ammar Kalo can't live without

The design pieces that Ammar Kalo can't live without

The designer and architect picks his five must-haves

Ammar Kalo
Ammar Kalo
Delight by Sebastian Herkner
Delight by Sebastian Herkner
Dante rug by Atelier Fevrier
Dante rug by Atelier Fevrier
Fresnel light by Dirk van Kooij
Fresnel light by Dirk van Kooij
Strati/Black Edition by Kalo
Strati/Black Edition by Kalo

A designer and architect, Ammar Kalo is also 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.

He has received a Silver A Design Award at Milan Design Week, been named Emerging Designer at Dubai Design Week and the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York has two of his pieces, in its permanent collection.

1 Delight by Sebastian Herkner for Pulpo

This hand-blown glass side table is simple in form, but it comes in various subtle colors not typically associated with glass.

2 Danti Rug by Atelier Fevrier

Another handmade product that showcases exquisite intricacy in knotting and vibrant patterns. Would be a great centrepiece in any type of room.

3 Fresnel Light by Dirk Van Kooij

Made from 3D-printed recycled plastic, this light pedant cleverly plays with the extruded clear plastic to refract light in interesting ways.

4 Sonia Coffee Table by Vonnegut Kraft

Massive aluminium legs serve as a great contrast to the table top wooden grid in this coffee table. The detail of the two intersecting is very well done.

5 Strati / Black Edition by KALO

This recent dark edition of a stool I designed a few years ago brings a new level of sophistication to the piece. The dye used changes its colour slightly from dark purple to black depending the angle its viewed from.

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