Contemporary designer Dzmitry Samal creates designs which combine a retro style along with a futuristic touch; what he calls the “New Retro-Futurism” as it bears elements from both. Firmly believing that the future for design is a combination of past experience and heritage which is carefully combined with today’s advanced technology. Samal is a visionary who is a “keeper of traditional creative approaches but with the very contemporary way of thinking and usage of technology.”
Samal’s Parisian based design studio designed and introduces the Alien Lamp and the Human Table which is to go in production by September 2009. Alien Lamp is a floor lamp realized in natural or painted poplar plywood. The floor lamp has a simple continuous shape and a characteristic profile. Its sleek and elegant design will surely capture everyone’s eye for its nice design and not its alienated appearance. Poplar plywood was used for the construction of the Alien Floor Lamp; it is a type of engineered wood made from thin sheets of wood, called plies or wood veneers. It is a strong and lightweight material which was used due to the need to construct a high-quality lamp, with high-strength sheet material. Quality in this context means resistance to cracking, breaking, shrinkage, twisting and warping. This is why this unique design floor lamp has this unique shape! On the other hand, the Human table is inspired by the human beauty and sensuality. It features two human forms which appear to be four male legs which support the table top. The table is realized in soft plastic with metal structure inside for support. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. A very fascinating sculpture like piece!
about Dzmitry Samal
SDzmitry Samal pursued his Master degree in Car and Transportation Design in Milan at the Scuola Polithecnica di Design. He initiated an artistic design approach and gave birth to collaboration with Italian, French and American design companies and fashion designers such as Stile Bertone, Mixelles, Tungsten, and Idestyle. Samal feels that his studies and his work experience in Belarus, Italy and France have shaped him as a designer, thus acquiring a greater sense of style. Samal is a finalist of the 5th Mitsubishi design competition and the Mazda design contest. His broad range of experience in car design as well as his cultural background has allowed him to set higher creative standards and to arrive to cutting-edge products. Samal has been a contemporary designer for the past six years with international experience.