Embracing visual heaviness and experimenting with the unconventional material of recycled rubber crumb, Ammar Kalo designed a series of tables with bulbous rubber bodies that appear to have been sliced in half, revealing a solid white oak interior.
Designed, Fabricated and Photographed by: Ammar Kalo
The table tops are made of white oak panels and cerused with pink paint, and the hovering black rubber masses are delicately balanced by contrasting thin legs. A cross section of the legs can be seen from the table top, nestled in between the tabletop surface and the rubber exterior. These pieces were commissioned by Fikra Campus, which is a design studio, co-working space, café, design library, and experimental gallery based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Each of the four tables was designed for a specific use and location within the space.
Ammar previously also worked with recycled rubber crumb on Macaron Seats, a project commissioned by Bee'ah, the leading waste management company in the Middle East.