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afas modular object

simple geometry and function mixed with culture 

- 2012 -

concept

concept

Ancient Egyptians communicated their environment by reducing it to simplified geometric representations. They transformed natural and manmade elements into an organized graphical system. 

 They also pioneered many materials and construction techniques that are still in use today. For example, the humble palm frond crate; an efficient use of material and construction. A design so successful it is still popularly used.

They also pioneered many materials and construction techniques that are still in use today. For example, the humble palm frond crate; an efficient use of material and construction. A design so successful it is still popularly used.

product

product

Afas uses simple geometry to create a "vegetable crate" for the home. An object with adaptable functionality. It can be used alone as a side table or stacked as a bookshelf. It can be organized to adapt to the shape of a room, fitted into a corner or displayed centrally. 

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 Afas is a graphical interface within the home. Its design is simple and yet reflects Egyptian culture with its repeating pattern. Its rectilinear form provides a visual order while the diagonal spans provide structure as well as an airy density. 

Afas is a graphical interface within the home. Its design is simple and yet reflects Egyptian culture with its repeating pattern. Its rectilinear form provides a visual order while the diagonal spans provide structure as well as an airy density. 

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