The Frame Pendant Lamp by Shosha Kamal

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
The Frame

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Pendant Lamp

INSPIRATION:
Inspired by the human being struggles with the bumpy road of life, this lighting piece tried to communicate the divinity of a greater power softening this hard trip, adding to it protection, strength and above all light.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A minimalist pendant lamp that consist of two metal frames meeting intimately at a point. The frame Lighting piece was designed to reflect the idea of human beings mastering their own destinies, while being divinely protected in a way or another. Being naked, with no glass nor fabric, the smaller frame represents the human being struggles to face life alone. The attachment to the larger frame represents the idea of protection, and the light at the top represents the divine enlightenment.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2015 and finished in July 2015. The lighting piece was first used in a business building in Cairo, Egypt.

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PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
This lighting piece was produced using handmade techniques of the finest craftsmen in the old town of Cairo, Egypt. The material used was metal, reflecting the hardness of life.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The lighting was first produced for a commercial building 5 floors hallway, making it much bigger in scale than the ones aimed for residential use. Width 500mm * Depth 450mm * Height 800mm

TAGS:
Lighting, Pendant, Lamp, Chandelier, Design, Light, Minimalist, Modern, Spiritual, Product

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The type of research used for this design was rather philosophical than technical. The objective was to research the view of different faiths of the existence of the greater power, and how can this be communicated into a minimalist design.

CHALLENGE:
Being a minimalist design, the greatest challenge was to get the scale and proportions right, as to maintain the perfect balance and be able to communicate the philosophical concept behind the lighting

ADDED DATE:
2016-03-04 12:54:19

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Remon Elmarkiz, Photographer
Abdelaziz Othman, Illustrator

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Shosha Kamal Designs

PROFILE:
Founded in Cairo by award winning designer Shosha Kamal. After studying Technology Management at the German University in Cairo, Kamal started her career as a marketer in Unilever, one of the world top FMCGs companies.. Years later she couldn't’t fight her passion in design anymore, and decided to start off her career in design from the world’s design capital, Italy. She studied Interior Design at Florence Design Academy, and came back to start up her own psychology based design company in Cairo in 2013. Shosha Kamal Designs uses a psychology based design philosophy. The company believes in sustainable design, in the depth of design and the psychological hidden aspects of living spaces. The company believes in the uniqueness of each human soul, and that not every good design is psychologically healthy for everyone. The company believes in design that makes life easier, better, and more enjoyable, and designs that can change the world!

NOMINATION DETAILS

The Frame Pendant Lamp by Shosha Kamal is a Nominee in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

The Frame Pendant Lamp by Shosha Kamal is Winner in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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