An Emirati artist explores Japanese influences in an exclusive furniture collection

In a world where matter seems infinitely manipulatable on our screens, the field of furniture is always interesting because it provides constraints of functionality and style. In this vein, Emirati artist Aljoud Lootah has designed furniture that despite being crafted from teak, copper and felt, appears to shrink, fold and collapse, much like the products of the Japanese art of origami.

The name of the Oru series comes from the Japanese root word of “origami,” which means “to fold.”

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