"Whatamai" shelf

by Emir Uras

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 94x34x78
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The legacy of Emir Uras’s architectural training and his focus on form are evident in his design for the “Whatamai” shelf. Its abstract forms are curved and floating, evoking a sense of unlimited space; an interest in exploring, through abstraction, the dissonance between space that is lived and space that is intangible — the space of the cyber world, for example — characterizes Uras’ work. It is also reflected in his methodology, as he transforms his drawings and paintings into 3D computer images and then fabricates them in material form. While the “Whatamai” shelf’s long, disc-like forms evoke an ambient world, its solid materiality, hand-crafted in walnut, root it in the physical.


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Weight 15 kg
Dimensions 96 × 36 × 80 cm
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About the designer

Emir Uras

URAStudio is an Istanbul-based architecture and design practice set up by Emir Uras in Los Angeles in 1995, and relocated to Istanbul in 1998. Designing buildings, interiors, furniture and products, the studio\'s body of work spans a broad range of scales and typologies, from mixed-use buildings to restaurants, galleries, health clubs, private houses, hotels, and retail spaces, as well as yacht interiors. Informed by his training in architecture, Uras has a unique appreciation and understanding of the language of form, material, space, proportion, geometry, color and light; this drives him, for each of his projects, to create a vehicle that enhances and deepens our experience of living. A bespoke approach is crafted and initiated for each project, which is pursued as a unique collaboration between the studio team and the client.    

Curated by

Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.