Product Design | Accessories

"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.

"KSS-KSS" is heard in Moroccan streets sometimes, like a whistle to hail, or even flirt, a passerby. This set of bookends, spelling out the word "kss-kss" in a curvaceous calligraphy, serve as a sculptural decorative element, to arouse interest and encourage you to read!

material Polycarbonate, reconstituted wood
dimensions L300 x P120 x H140mm
fabrication Graphito // Prestige Bureau
photography ©Alessio Mei