MASITAWESI, 2018 / Open Room 102 series
Painted metal, wood
H : 115 X 50 X 30 cm
Composed with horizontal shelves, this library is intended for the conservation of knowledge. It can be seen as an extension of the memory; in this sense, it allows oneself to find any reference at any time. Moreover, whether it is manuscripts or anything else, the direct sight of theses objects will stimulate creativity by recalling ideas to the memory.
Open Room 102 is a set of office furniture composed by a desk, a portable lamp and a library. These three items are intended to be placed in a room in order to inspire intellectual activity and creative thinking. This set was created in the context of a residency established in the village of Lalibela, northern Ethiopia.In way of building the foundation of an independent workshop, this series served as a practical exercise for participants, who received plans, tools and techniques for free during this exchange. Each creation has been thoroughly thought and built with local materials and simple techniques in order to be easily reproduced on site. More to improving the daily life by making its participants autonomous, the design and manufacturing process of Open Room 102 deals with a meaningful topic in a country where education is an ideal for a large part of the population.