Made in the UAE.
Formed by Robots.
Crafted by People.
The Carabus Collection is the result of conflating concepts of traditional craft with processes of advanced robotic fabrication. The aim was to address issues like tacit material knowledge, craftsmanship, and through a contemporary lens. Carabus embraces the imperfections of the process and highlights both machine and hand craft using robotically formed copper as well as camel leather and walnut wood. Forming tool marks are celebrated throughout the object and recall the qualities of handcrafted objects. The surface dimples not only reflect the traditional craft of hand forming metals, but also adds strength to the pieces by locally stiffening the metal near the edges.
The forms and textures are also loosely inspired by beetles
Designer: Ammar Kalo (ammarkalo.com)
Project Assistants: Indrajith Gamage, Bishoy Girigis.
Materials: Copper Sheets, Camel Leather, Walnut hardwood, Tinted Mirrors.
Dimensions: Coffee Table (110cm x 80cm x 35cm), Stool (55cm x 50cm x 45cm ), Cabinet (60cm x 55cm x 120cm), Mirrors (60cm x 108cm x 6cm) and (42cm x 64cm x 6cm).
Shot and Edited by Shafy Nizamdeen