Designer: Khalid Shafar
Object: Arabi Chandelier first prototype of a limited edition of 8 + 2 P
Carwan commission, produced in the United Arab Emirates 2012
Material: wool Egaals, silk rope, brass wire, metal structure
Dimensions: 60 cm central diameter x 150 cm h
Description: Arabi Chandelier is an object that uses craft items to bind its structure together, suspending the central light fixture and extending its form to create the shape of a classical chandelier. Circular handmade wool Egaals, the black headband worn by men in the Arab region to hold the head cover, act as the connectors of the structure, serving as the repeated visual and functional foundation of the object. The result is an emotional object that harks on traditional shapes and traditional items to create something entirely contemporary.