Product Design | Lighting

"Traces" collection, created by Kanza Ben Cherif, is a path through reinterpreted everyday objects, contemporary techniques and experimental procedures shape processed materials assembled with recycled parts. This project is based on the work of calligraphy and Arabic writing, giving form to Moroccan expressions and proverbs, through pieces mixing wood, marble, metal and a hint of humor.

Driven by the passion of celebrating both the beauty of Arabic calligraphy and preserving the Moroccan oral heritage through functional design objects, Kanza believes in transcending the limits of pure design and what is simply ornamental to what is aesthetically functional.

The table lamp "GUN + FIRE = ASHlamp", uses the Moroccan proverb "the fire engenders only ashes".
The folding technique with use of black exterior paint and bling bling of the inner gold color, illustrates the collusion of money and war.

material Anodized aluminum, quartz base, LED source, red cloth cord 
dimensions L450 x P100 x H300mm
fabrication Horse Mécanique // Sahel Market // Vilux
photography ©Alessio Mei // ©Stéphane Bourdin