Positive and Negative Paravent

Furniture Design Award Winner.
Awarded Golden for Good Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design.

Positive and Negative Paravent
by Mona Hussein

  • Awarded April 15, 2013
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  • 6.448

This is a product that serves as function and beauty simultaneously, spiced with a hint of culture and roots. 'Positive and Negative' paravant acts as an adjustable and mobile barrier for privacy that does not protrude or disrupt a space. The Islamic motif gives a lace-like effect that is subtracted and vice-versa from the Corian/Resin material. Similar to the yin yang, there's always a little good in the bad and always a little bad in the good. When the sun sets on 'Positive and Negative' it is truly its shining moment and the geometric shadows paint the room.

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Mona Hussein

Designer of Positive and Negative Paravent


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Interview with Mona Hussein on Positive and Negative Paravent

What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
To create an adjustable and mobile barrier for privacy that does not protrude or disrupt a space. The Islamic motif gave me this lace-like effect as well as reversing the solid areas on each side carries out exactly the feel i want and expect from as the function of a paravant.
What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
A product that serves as function and beauty simultaneously, spiced with a hint of culture and roots.
What are your future plans for this award winning design?
I want to explore more products and designs that follow the story of my vision. The concoction consists of a hint of heritage brewed with a pinch of modernity and melted into contemporary material.
How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
It came quite spontaneously, I have always been in love with this pattern but i wanted to give it a more contemporary figure.
Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
This specific paravant is dear to me, because it came so easily and was produced like it was meant to be. I was fiddling around with the pattern until it turned into what it is today. Kind of like a mild serendipity.
What made you design this particular type of work?
My whole shop called Mahally, meaning 'local' and 'my shop' in Arabic, is based on traditional motifs modernized.
Who is the target customer for his design?
Anyone who appreciates good long lasting design. I do not like things that are not timeless.
What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
My story. Every product i design has a story and has an idea behind it that shapes and defines what it is. Like people, if they're full of life it makes them more admirable. Always have a story behind your concept.
How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
The pattern is used twice on the paravant, once where the pattern is emptied and the other where it is filled, 'Positive and Negative'. Similar to the yin yang, always a little good in the bad and always a little bad in the good.
What is the most unique aspect of your design?
The mixture between the patterns and the material- they have so much chemistry.
What is the role of technology in this particular design?
The corian is a modern material, a durable one which is my favorite thing, you can place it indoors and outdoors and no harm would be done to it as it is a non-porous material.
What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
Surprisingly, none, it was one of the smoothest projects i have worked on. Especially as it was designed and produced during the time of our revolution in Egypt, so i felt like it was a blessing that we won an award.
How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
I always wanted to submit my design to A' Design Award but did not ever follow through, but this award gave me a push and i am encouraging my designers to do the same.

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