Tatev is an industrial designer with a special interest in Lighting and Public Spaces.
Her work is characterized by modular structures which allow for a wide range of purposes: from straightforward playfulness to more practical ends like disassembly and the possibility to replace and upgrade parts to infinity. She dreams of a world where all products can be constantly upgraded and rebuilt, such that obsolescence is no longer relevant. As a result, she researches the design potential of breaking down regular polyhedrons and prisms into single repeatable modules to create the building blocks of design objects.
Her favourite design tool is analogical thinking, a process of deconstructing and schematizing narratives and objects found in our environment and turning them into design features and principles. This allows her to explore new avenues for conceptualizing of an object or structure, which leads to innovative designs that open a dialog on our current ways of designing the same things over and over again.
She graduated from Concordia University with a Major in Design and a Minor in Eastern Religions. She bridges her academic interest by studying how superimposing narratives onto the built environment of sacred spaces can create a setting for inner empowerment, and further, how this study can in turn inform us how to create empowering public spaces and better cities.