Based in Sharjah, UAE, KALO is a practice run by designer and architect Ammar Kalo. His work interrogates the relationship between digital technology and traditional craft.
Known for their complex exploration of the natural materials, Kalo’s works are part of the permanent collection at Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. The designer is currently the Director of CAAD Labs and an Associate Professor at the American University of Sharjah.
In addition to launching a new desk made from walnut with a copper surface, Kalo presents latest variations from the collection entitled Leafling.
Leafling is a system of hardwood panels that are connected together using only a friction fit metal key, to create a variety of furniture such as end tables, coffee tables, mirror, and stools.
Featuring tendrils that follow the wood grain direction and help in achieving a stronger joint, Kalo developed the technique create flat-packed furniture that is easy to assemble and yet retains refinement.