Ranim Orouk, who is a Dubai based architect and designer was recently awarded with the 2016 Middle East Emergent Designer prize at Design Days Dubai for her enchanting lamp design, called the “glow” that was made with the help of 3D printing technologies. Ranim received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the American University of Sharjah in 2015. Born in Syria and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Ranim has had the privilege of experiencing different cultures. Her main interest is exploring the impacts of politics and social change on settlements in areas of conflict and war. It was announced by French jewelry design brand Van Cleef Arpels in collaboration with Tashkeel and Design Days Dubai. It is one of the leading Middle Eastern South Asian expo dedicated to exhibiting latest interior furnitures and design object. Orouk’s winning piece will be show cased at the Van Cleef & Arpels booth until 18th march.
Orouk’s recent design is inspired by nature and revolves around the same theme. It was also inspired by glowing aesthetics of a jellyfish school underwater. The design is such that can be either used as a hanging chandelier or as a floor lamp. With number of art pieces available for customers this design stands out as one of the most artistic innovations of 3D printing. The lamp was created using a combination of techniques, in addition to the traditional glass-blowing and 3D orienting technologies. It is a enthralling piece of interior décor that give you a awesome feeling of being underwater yourself.
The lamp consists of 3D printed spheres that are made with the traditional process of glass blowing. The spheres are then fused together and held up with curved acrylic rods that replicate jellyfish’s flowing tentacles. Orouk has worked in various fields from architecture, jewelry desidn, and now is worlin in designing new artistic and innovative design. She was awarded a prize of AED 30,000 (approximately USD 8,167) along with the title Middle East Emergent Designer. Also she won herself a 5 day trip to Paris where she could take part in L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels classes to further learn about the process and mechanisms involving jewelry and watch making.
“I am so honored that Glow was selected at the design for this year’s Middle East Emergent Designer Prize,” said Orouk. “This Prize provides encouragement and support for designers, and I am proud that the design sector here in the UAE provides such opportunities. I’d like to thank Design Days Dubai and Tashkeel and very much look forward to visiting L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris for what will be a truly amazing experience.”
By combining traditional manufacturing processes like glass-blowing with modern day technological techniques of 3D printing Ranim Orouk is one of the young designers that has bought fame for herself. Her technique of combining old and new technology used in her award winning piece projects the power and effectiveness of the future technology to come.