Last year Khawarizm Studio’s designer Muhammad Khalid announced ‘The Future Catcher’, a 3D-printed, sculpted smart lamp that came in third in the 2020 3D Printed Lamp Design Competition, an event hosted by Huda. Lighting collaborated with Immensa Additive Manufacturing to promote awareness 3d printing technology in the lighting and interior design industry. The creative prototype celebrates the designer’s cultural heritage with a form inspired by famous wind machines in Arabic architecture. The Future Catcher lighting device – also known as Lou’Lou ‘after the Arabic word for “pearl” – was on display at Dubai Design Week 2020 organized by Colab space.
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Launched in March 2020, the 3D Printed Lamp Design Competition not only gives designers across the MENA region a platform to showcase custom lighting products, but also support Of the UAE reputation as an innovation hub in 3D printing. The shortlisted projects, selected by a panel of multidisciplinary experts, were 3D-printed by Immensa Additive Manufacturing Labs and displayed at the Huda Lighting Dubai Showroom.
The four winning designs all feature dynamic and organically inspired forms, from Chirag Rangholia’s Chirag Rangholia-like-rooted pendant lamp to Alaa Shibly’s named angled fixture. the ingenious is ‘Biomimicry bat movement’; Shibly’s design was tied to Khawarizm Studio’s entry for third place in the competition. Future Catcher / Lou’Lou ‘smart lights based on IODINE technology (internet of things) and integrating sensors to respond to user commands for different lighting modes and colors.
“Our concept is to develop our cultural heritage in a future design process,” explains Khawarizm Studio. “This form is influenced by the famous wind-blowers in our Arab world culture parameters Organic growth from Fractal 3D Voronoi to show our love for Arabic heritage and organic farming models. When we are living in the smooth age of Zygmont Baumann’s philosophical approach; we decided to increase flexibility in the Voronoi pattern, using only one algorithm for the endless variations representing the current Hegelian Zeitgeist ”.
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