“THE world is complex, dynamic, multidimensional; the paper is static, flat. How are we to represent the rich visual world of experience and measurement on mere flatland?” – Edward R. Tufte
Inspired by Edward Tufte’s quote of ‘Escaping Flatland’ We have designed a series of collections that explore this theme in search of its effect on our Arabic letters. From paper we formed sculptures of what the letters would look like if it were set free from paper. Considering the fragile nature of paper we have transferred the designs from paper into another material that is long lasting and wearable. The designs are wearable art forms made from 18k gold designed to evoke the public to challenge themselves and, think in multiple dimensions. Through each collection, we see a different story of the letters escape from flatland, yet we leave it to the people who wear the jewellery to create their own story. In our version of the story we say that the main characters (the letters) symbolize the United Arab Emirates, a culture that is urban, daring and multidimensional.
MONOGRAM’s – ESCAPING FLATLAND COLLECTIONS: