In 2020, Khawarizm Studio’s 3D-printed smart lamp “The Future Catcher” (also known as LouLou, after the Arabic word for “pearls”) placed third in the 2020 3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition and was exhibited at Dubai Design Week. The light fixture design was a reference to Arabian wind catchers and meant to boost awareness of 3D printing in lighting and interior design. Now, designer Muhammad Khalid has revealed another futuristic 3D printed project, this time inspired by the Arabic word for “whirling,” referring to a form of physically active meditation that originated among Sufi groups.
The new design, Tawwaf, is modeled after the whirling movements and classic Egyptian Tannura fabric. Featuring both a vase and lamp made from recycled materials, the collection reflects a flowing pattern with bright, neon colors of orange, blue, pink and red.
“We decided to implement computational design tools in our design aiming for a fluid form influenced by Whirling spirituality and Egyptian Tannura fabric behavior, through differential growth simulation starting from a circle to differentiated fluid curve,” explained the designer. “Whirling has been seen as a symbolic imitation of planets in the Solar System orbiting the sun, which led us to a serious question about producing “Tawwaf” on another planet in the future, as an answer we decided to use 3D Printing as production technology and Recycled PLA Filaments as a printing material aiming for possible opportunities in the future to spread Egyptian designs in the SPACE.”
The lamp design uses smart LED lighting technology at its core, complete with multiple lighting modes and colors to reflect different styles and decor. Among the Tawwaf and the LouLou collections, the designer has also produced another vase concept called “Ward” (or the Arabic word for “flowers”) inspired by the Egyptian lotus flower as a symbol of purity, enlightenment and self-regeneration.
Images courtesy of Khawarizm Studio