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.

Artist engaged in the artistic diversion of packaging to promote recycling, Kanza Ben Cherif, designed a monumental work that took place in the lobby of Galerie H, by Holmarcom - group that produces and distributes the bottles Sidi Ali and Oulmes used.
This is a giant chandelier, upcycling version, from nearly 500 glass and plastic bottles collected and illuminated by nearly a hundred low consumption LED bulbs.
The implementation and the height of each of these bottles of different sizes and colors create the Arabic word "Marhaba" (Welcome), as a bright invitation to recycling and eco-consciousness.

material Anodized aluminum, glass and plastic bottles, vintage LED light bulbs
dimensions L3300 x P2010 x H1800mm
fabrication Horse Mécanique // Eglo
photography ©Alessio Mei // ©Stéphane Bourdin