Carabus, Traditional craft with processes of advanced robotic fabrication
Formed by Robots, crafted by People
The CarabusCollectionisthe result of conflating concepts of traditional craft with processes of advanced robotic fabrication. The aim was to address issues like tacit material knowledge, craftsmanship, and through a contemporary lens.
Carabus embraces the imperfections of the process and high lights both machine and handcraft using robotically formed copper as well as camel leather and walnut wood.
Forming tool marks recall the qualities of handcrafted objects and are celebrated throughout the object. The surface dimples not only reflect the traditional craft of hand forming metals but also adds strength to the pieces by locally stiffening the metal near the edges.
Designer: Ammar Kalo
Project Assistants: Indrajith Gamage, Bishoy Girigis.
Materials: Copper Sheets, Camel Leather, Walnut hardwood, Tinted Mirrors.
Dimensions: Coffee Table (110cm x 80cm x 35cm), Stool (55cm x 50cm x 45cm ), Cabinet (60cm x 55cm x120cm), Mirrors (60cm x 108cm x 6cm) and (42cm x 64cm x 6cm).
Video Shot and Edited by Shafy Nizamdeen.