One of the most challenging and enlightening moments in my life was when a friend asked me if i wanted to be involved in an Art Exhibition alongside other top designers. I said YES without knowing what i would be showcasing 😅. All i knew is, i could create something really awesome that the world would love to look at. The physical exhibition was located along riverside in Nairobi and it was labeled, Graphic Overtures.
Above is digital publication of all the pieces that were on show.
My project was the Kadhalika lamps. They are a great fusion between engineering and art. The process involved sketching and designing the pieces on paper then using computer aided design to visually bring out every aspect of what the lamps should look like (piece by piece). Afterwords a couple of power tools and laser cutters were used to bring life to every single piece. The final process involved manually finishing and assembling the pieces together thus bringing out this amazing work of art to life.
The pieces are made using iron rods, bolts, perspex and finally stained wood to give them that final touch. The lamps comprises of 4 unique pieces that form a sequentical series of one to four panel lamps.
A huge thanks to Barre Yassin a brilliant design engineer for bringing out the art using 3D CAD and digital fabrication.