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BAC design · Raëd Abillama: Element

January 23, 2014 - March 22, 2014 11:00 am

Element, by Raëd Abillama, expresses the tension between man-made intervention and the natural state; between micro and macro; between time and timelessness. It draws attention to objects in both their natural and refined states: rugged stone, polished marble, untouched fissures, the patina of copper, the shine of stainless steel, the raw texture of concrete. Each piece brings with it a story—whether one of industrial process, or nature in its elementary state. The collection as a whole encompasses the narrative of naturally occurring entities—some of which take millions of years to form—set within a design-mediated framework. A central aim of Element consists of using this framework to highlight beauty in its fundamental forms.