My first collaboration straddles the relationship between industrial design and fashion, in the culmination of "the Sufi" light, a huge pendant light inspired by the graceful movements of a traditional Sufi dancer.
The skirts are traditionally made of unpleated fabric cut from a cone shape. When the skirts are still, they drape downwards and when the skirt begins rotating, it slowly lifts off the ground and while whirling, a pattern of three or four sharp crests separated by broad troughs emerges.
I created several 3d generated computer models based on the motion of spinning at several speeds. The chosen model was made into a full scale framework, using lightweight metal sections to create the curves, crests and troughs generated from the model.
I worked with fashion designer Aaliye Chikte and her team, to create the draping of the Sufi light.