ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series
 

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series

the fikra tables by ammar kalo demonstrate the perfect balance between natural and manmade materials, embracing visual heaviness and experimenting with recycled rubber crumb. commissioned by fikra campus, a multi-use space in sharjah, united arab emirates, that comprises a design studio, a co-working space, a café, a design library and an experimental gallery, each table is designed for a specific use and location within the space.

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series
overview of the fikra tables collection
images courtesy of ammar kalo 

 

 

ammar kalo coats the tabletops with a pink paint ceruse finish that picks up hues from the surroundings. delicately balancing the dominating presence of the hovering black masses, thin legs are nestled between the tabletop surfaces and the rubber exterior. ammar previously worked with recycled rubber crumb on the macaron seats, a project commissioned by bee’ah, the leading waste management company in the middle east.

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series
the heavy visual effect of rubber is balanced with a set of thin legs

 

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series
table # 3

 

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series
table # 2

 

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series
the fikra tables at the space they were commissioned for

 

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series

a cross section of the legs can be seen from the table top

 

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series
the legs intersect the tabletop

 

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series
the white oak is coated with a ceruse finish

 

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series
fikra tables at the fikra campus

 

ammar kalo wraps white oak in black rubber for latest table series
table 3 in between two clip chairs

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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