Hybridising motifs of Kuwait’s past and present, Desert Cast contributes to the development of local design identity through its re-application of regional and borrowed elements. Desert Cast is a collaboration between designers Kawther Alsaffar, Jassim Alnashmi and Ricardas Blazukas.
DC-L. borrows the profiles used for extruded gypsum cornices and friezes, morphing them by overlapping the designs with two other locally embellished processes, sand-casting, and foam-cutting. Synthesising local craft and design technology establishes a new Kuwaiti identity that is rooted in its migrant history, yet embraces its contemporary image.
DC-L. is a single edition sculpture, originally short listed for the prestigious RA summer show.