We've seen different objects shaped according to the principles of origami, but these beautiful furniture pieces by Dubai-based designer Aljoud Lootah use timber in an unexpected way that looks both playful and surprisingly practical. Their bold geometric shapes are paired with teak wood as the material which gives them warmth.
The Oru furniture collection, named after the Japanese word for “gold,” includes different practical objects such as cabinets, chairs and lamps. They are made from teak, felt and polished copper and, despite their appearance as foldable structures, offer a high level of stability and sturdiness.
According to the designer, the idea for the collection stemmed from the geometric playfulness that accompanies the act of folding flat, two-dimensional surfaces such as paper in order to create beautiful 3D objects and forms. Lootah made a debut at Design Days Dubai which will conclude on Friday.
Images via Aljoud Lootah