6-14 October 2017

Silhouette, Altered: Möbius Design Studio

By Lena Kassicieh
On Wednesday, October 04, 2017

‘Silhouette, Altered’, designed by Möbius Design Studio, aims to materialize a connection between traditional craft and advanced technology in design. By altering the function of a cheap vinyl cutter through the replacement of its main feature (cutting) with primitive writing/drawing tools, the machine adopts a new role as a printing plotter that produces unreplicable iterations as a result of gradually decaying tools dictating a fluidity to typographic compositions that challenges stereotypical identities of letterforms.

Möbius Design Studio, founded in 2010, is based in Dubai and run by designers with a long-standing passion for visual communication. The founders, Hadeyeh Badri, Hala Al-Ani and Riem Ibrahim, are in constant pursuit of balancing studio-initiated research with commissioned work. In 2013, Möbius initiated Design House, a concentrated center for locally based designers from different disciplines to realize research-based enquires that are process-driven. This annual program is also a context for the general public to understand and explore design beyond the confines of the commercial.

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