Year of design: 2015 Dimensions: 48 x 18 x 29 inch, 108 x 12 x 29 inch Description: Plywood
Shahed, is a dual screen video essay by Rambod Vala. The installation was designed and built as collaboration between Ramyar Vala and myself.
Year of design: 2013 Photo credit: Rambod Vala Dimensions: 18 x 14 1/2 inch, 15 1/2 x 1/4 inch Description: Acrylic, powder coated aluminum
An aluminum stool with a molded fluorescent acrylic seat.
Year of design: 2013 Description: Acrylic, wood
As a staple of virtually every diet worldwide, bread is fundamental to our lives, yet so few of us actually make it ourselves. Why? Is fear of failure stopping us from enjoying this very special pleasure?
This project revolves around the concept of creating a platform for people to learn and explore baking bread by examining the techniques and redesigning the tools that are needed. It provides people with one bread recipe, one technique, and one specific tool at every stage. Bread types are divided into “no-kneading” and “kneading breads”. The recipes become more complex by adding other ingredients, for instance, glazing. Every recipe kit comes in two forms, one containing all of the raw ingredients and necessary tools, and the second containing just the raw ingredients for those who already have the tools.
iota aims to internalize the ideas behind the process of baking bread. The users learn through making. Every success makes them more confident, until they no longer need to rely on the recipes. Eventually they learn to create their very own recipes and experience their own unique home-made breads.
The charts were developed as visual tools to aid the customer's understanding of the system.
Year of design: 2012 Dimensions: 36 x 38 x 18 inch Description: Acrylic, wool
Iranian carpet, pronounced farsh, meaning “to spread” are used in the house as furniture. However, their meaning has changed and it is understood only as floor decoration in other cultures. This project is a celebration of the Iranian carpet as a form of art and a functional object. The goal is to re-contextualize this culturally rich object for the contemporary lifestyle.
The final structure functions both as a display which brings attention to the carpets’ value and also as a seat. This creates two states for the object, one is when the carpet is rolled up to create a seat for one person, another is when the carpet is rolled out and becomes a seat for two people.
The structure is made of steel rod and wool. The skin is a woven cloth inspired by a traditional carpet pattern known as Bakhtiari.
Laundry Basket with Seat
Year of design: 2011 Dimensions: 28 x 12 inch Description: Wood, hemp
Central Park Getaway
Year of design: 2006 Dimensions: 22 x 8 x 5 inch Description: Wood, paper, graphite
A Fivefold Composition
Year of design: 2016 Dimensions: 15 x 5 1/2 inch Description: Acrylic
A Fivefold Composition, is a concept for a light inspired by Middle Eastern geometric patterns and stained glass. As a way to re-contextualize this rich and historic art.
Year of design: 2015 Dimensions: 36 x 18 x 30 inch Description: Acrylic
Year of design: 2015 Description: Acrylic Dimensions: 36 x 16 x 21 inch