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Ammar Kalo

Stratus, Contemporary Armchair

United Arab Emirates, 2016



Medium: Baltic birch plywood, untreated camel leather

Dimensions: 35.5 in high x 27.5 in wide x 31.5 in deep

Ammar Kalo's Stratus possesses a set of flexed arms, cushions upholstered in camel leather, and a frame in a extraordinarily textured birch. But it is more than the sum of its extraordinary parts--it is, rather, a symphony of complementary eccentricities, an object of great, delicate beauty. A similar piece from this series is held in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York.

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